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Itchy Skin And Kidney Problems
What toxins?...: Many things might cause this. If you want the best chance for help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Past few months, a lot of skin issues. Infected ingrown hair and pimples, start small, progress to boils. Severely dry itchy skin on elbows. Could there be an underlying cause?
Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?
No: Eczematous otitis externa is very common, particularly among people who experience some type of dermatitis in the scalp. Autoimmune skin diseases are also more commonly associated with eczematous otitis externa. Accutane is not known to be an associated cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Here's your best approach. Lab testing for syphilis is reliable; get tested and if you need to be treated, accept treatment, which is usually easy. If the hair loss, aches, and rash persist, get with a good dermatologist / rheumatologist and see whether you perhaps have discoid lupus, vasculitis syndromes, and/or one of the other "connective tissue diseases" also. Keep up you proactive approach. ...Read more
Part of the disease: Eczema is a general term. You don't describe the bumps; when limited to the lower legs, there are some specific diseases. Generalized itching get be the result of allergy to environmental allergens, contact allergens (jewelry, cosmetics), irritation by shaving or other methods of hair removal. Less frequently, some systemic diseases. Without more information, i can't be more specific. ...Read more
Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?
Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more
I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?
Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eczema runs in family & I have problems with dry skin on whole body. The skin on my face peels easy but Not itchy at all. Can it be eczema still?
Rash, (red, weeping, gold crusting) and swelling, itchy. Develops on scalp and eyelids and around eyes and in arms. Worsens with exposure to sun. ?
What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?
What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?
For 1 year swelling, very red and very watery eyes with stabbing pain in left eye, sweating and skin flaking on face and scalp, low grade fever. ?
Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?
Fungus: Fungal infection beneath stomach roll is called intertrigo; that of the groin is tinea cruris. Fungus loves warm, dark, moist areas of body; so keeping those areas dry (change damp clothes/underwear; apply talc or antifungal spray) will help. Use antifungal spray or cream (lamasil/tinactin/cruex/desenex/etc) for at least a week after rash resolves & then as needed for prevention. ...Read more
Many things: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can various medications and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more
Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?
Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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