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Itchy Skin And Multiple Sclerosis
I received a steriod cream but when first applied my clitoris itched bad. I think i may have lichens sclerosis? Itchy skin, tearing, red/inflamed vag.
See a dermatologist: When you go, bring everything you have used. ...Read more
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
Is it true that one sym of multiple sclerosis is an itchy neck? How would you describe this itch? Like a rash?
Lhermitte's: What you are asking about involves inflammation affecting the cervical spinal cord, and the event is not a rash or an itchy sensation per se, but rather a tingling or even an electrical shocklike sensation shooting down the upper back or chest. Could be associated with ms, but also, a sign of other problems in the neck. ...Read more
Is there something natural available to relieve and preferably cure lichen sclerosis? I'm not interested in allopathic drugs.
I'm hoping for something natural to ease the discomfort when my skin tears or gets itchy sours and my dream come true would be so
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, I am not aware of any natural remedies for lichen sclerosis. Also lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a health care professional by doing a biopsy of the area. It is important to make sure that there aren't other potential causes such as vaginal cancer although it is quite uncommon. Lichen sclerosis can be treated with a topical corticosteroid but one that has a stronger potency that the corticosteroids found over the counter at the pharmacy. After treatment for 4-6 weeks you will only need to apply it to the area 1-2 times weekly to maintain the improvement. Vaginal estrogen can help the symptoms too. It is possible that natural remedies such phytoestrogen supplements used for menopause may be helpful but i don't think that has been studied. Clobestasol is the name of the corticosteroid that can be used to treat lichen sclerosis. If you find something natural that works please do post on the bulletin board. ...Read more
I have really bad itchy skin for the past month, I have tried everything. How can I stop it? Help!
See a doctor!: If you tried everything it is time to see a doctor. Sometimes these issues can only be treated with stronger medications you can't get over the counter. Second, this could be something more serious and may need to be biopsied. I'd see a doctor, it doesn't necessarily need to be a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To general : There are a variety of causes of pruritus of the skin. It depends whether the skin is dry. If the itching is localized or generalized or if there is a history of allergy or eczema. The most serious cause of itchy skin unresponsive to therapy is hodgkins disease a type of lympoma. ...Read more
I am a 34 yr old woman and suffer from intense itchy skin occasionly which generally occurs at night,what could this be?
PRURITUS/ALLERGY: PRURITUS can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" you must keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair 10mg. After labs and allergy testing serum /shots may be needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more
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