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

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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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Itchy skin to kids?

Itchy skin to kids?

Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds. Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more

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I need help on itchy skin.

I need help on itchy skin.

Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free (like Cetaphil or Vanicream). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more

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What is used to treat itchy skin?

Itchy skin: Hypoallergenic moisturizers. Topical Hydrocortisone creams, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams, oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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What could cause horribly itchy skin?

Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the skin. Less common could be thyroid disease or blood disorder so see your doctor if the condition continues. ...Read more

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How to Treat a itchy skin?

Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more

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Could itchy skin be psychological?

Possibly but...: Although the brain can produce sensations associated with itching without a skin condition, the first step is to evaluate the many skin-related causes. Discuss it with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Itchy skin on my calves been there for months?

Dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis but you should see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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Does hay fever cause itchy skin?

Does hay fever cause itchy skin?

Yes: Although most pollens cause issues with eyes, ears, and lungs, some people have atypical symptoms such as soft palatte itching, itching inside the ears, and itching in areas of the skin that may come into contact with pollen. (typically exposed skin). ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...Read more

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Dark wrinkley puffy itchy skin under eyes. What do I do?

Dark wrinkley puffy itchy skin under eyes. What do I do?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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What caused this and hiw do I cure tiny itchy skin colored bumps on neck?

What caused this and hiw do I cure tiny itchy skin colored bumps on neck?

May be viral: Small itchy bumps on the neck could be something called flat warts. These are small skin colored bumps that come from a virus that has no treatment except destruction. See the doctor and have a specific dx made and the doctor may be helpful to remove them. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Dryskin and claritin (loratadine): It is unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause dry itchy skin. Claritin (loratadine) has minimal to no anticholinergic properties and so rarely will cause dryness. ...Read more

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Unbearable itchy skin in certain weather, is this allergies or something else?

Unbearable itchy skin in certain weather, is this allergies or something else?

Dryness: Skin dryness can cause extreme itching. Try applying lositurizers 2x a day and no daily baths. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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