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Itchy skin. No rash. Why does scratching cause bruising?

Itchy skin. No rash. Why does scratching cause bruising?

Trauma: To the small blood vessels under the skin causes them to break and bleed resulting in bruising. Also, as one ages, the skin becomes more thin, less elastic and fragile. If you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners, this will aggregate this mechanism. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both ...Read more


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Last few weeks I have been getting really itchy skin to the point im covered in bruises no signs of rash no lifestyle changes the bruises are painful?

Last few weeks I have been getting really itchy skin to the point im covered in bruises no signs of rash no lifestyle changes the bruises are painful?

See a doctor: This sounds as if you may be severely ill if this is due to low platelets or capillary fragility. You should be seen by your doctor and fully evaluated. Please don't let this go much longer. Hope this turns out to be something mild, but you need further assessment. ...Read more

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Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

See your doc: There are many reasons for the "symptoms" you are having. Your doc needs to discuss with your and obtain some labs and see what is going on. ...Read more

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Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort. Itchy skin?

Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort. Itchy skin?

Yellow: The cause can be something as simple as eating a lot of foods high in vitamin a (carrots, yellow peppers) or as serious as hepatitis or liver cancer. See your doctor for an evaluation of your liver. ...Read more

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Do you think I have leukemia? It started with a sore throat, rashes, bruising, itchy skin, muscle pain, nerve pain? It's improving. Had no fever.

Do you think I have leukemia? It started with a sore throat, rashes, bruising, itchy skin, muscle pain, nerve pain? It's improving. Had no fever.

Unlikely: These symptoms can be interpreted many ways, but if leukemia were present (which is very improbable) the symptoms would not improve, but get progressively worse. Sounds as if you have been reading texts looking for a diagnosis and are learning that there is more to medical practice than is written down. See a good clinician. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat, yellow phlegm, rash, bruising, nerve pain, muscle pain, itchy skin, tingling feet, headache. Rash dissapears 20 minutes. Cancer? Worried.

Unclear: Cancer would not be the first thing that I would think of. With all of these symptoms, you should see your friendly primary care physician and try to find the cause. ...Read more

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I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion. Chlorine allergy?

I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion. Chlorine allergy?

Chlorine irritation: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more

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Had circular patch of peeling itchy skin, bleeds easily at top of labia in same place for 2 months. Also white bump next to it. Is it yeast infection?

Had circular patch of peeling itchy skin, bleeds easily at top of labia in same place for 2 months. Also white bump next to it. Is it yeast infection?

Probably not: Yeast infections typically are very erythematous and irregular in shape with satellite pustules at periphery. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. Not feeling good

Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. Not feeling good

Get seen now!: Yellow skin is a sign of jaundice due to liver failure. The cause may be obstruction of the bile duct by gallstones, hepatitis, or other diseases, all of which are serious if they cause jaundice. Many of these are treatable, so get seen now and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch hazel for relief. If you are still out of control see a doctor since it may mean you have anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

Dryness: First be sure the skin is not irritated by harsh products. Use a good moisturizing cream after bathing. If persists get evaluated for medical problems that cause itch. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

Itchy skin.: Moisturize after your bath or shower. Don't make water to hot. Also creams a better in the winter if you have very dry skin. I you have other symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more

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I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

Allergy: This could represent allergic reaction to food, medication, infection or external reaction. A careful history and exam are necessary to offer approriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for red itchy skin?

Neck rash: Make sure you are not allergic to skin care products, hair products or nickle. Use fragrance free products only. Try otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Same as weekends: Depends on the reason for itch. There are thousands of different causes. If it is significant, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

Hydrocortisone: Any of the many otc Hydrocortisone creams available at drugstores will often control that sort of itching. If it doesn't, you might be allergic to some component of the wax you are using, and you will need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more