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Itchy Skin From Hot Tub
Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.
Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...Read more
Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more
Sunburn: Cooling off the burn can help at first with cool compresses using ice and cold water. Over the counter Hydrocortisone or prescription creams can help. Taking oral Ibuprofen pills can help reduce the inflammation and offer fast relief. If there are actual blisters, you need to watch for infection. ...Read more
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Leathery skin on scrotum each winter, and feels greasy. Itchy but no rash. Never occurs during spring, summer, or fall.
Here are some ...: At least, your well-observed history confirms your seasonal scrotal wall change has not harmed you. Therefore, we may assume such is related with seasonal environmental change; you may take a breath. For management, trying adjusting environmental temperature and moisture may be helpful; however, you may leave it alone or applying 1% hydrocortisone cream lightly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days and see ...Read more
Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .
Yes it can: Any excessive stimulation of the cutaneous (skin) nerves by temperature, pressure or touch can make the neuropathic symptoms worse. ...Read more
Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?
Hot tub fun: Some people get an almost allergic-like reaction from the heat and other chemicals in the hot tob. The reaction can look like a flat, splotchy red rash and can itch. Another rash that happens is really an infection called folliculitis. You develop little bumps that may be full of pus at the base of each hair follicle. It's red and can itch. Usually antibiotics are needed. Happy hot tubbing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burning red flush started in face quickly spread over entire body, skin was red, patchy and warm to the touch. Feverish chills, allergic reaction?
See doctor: If you have chills and fever, this suggests the presence of a systemic infection. Urinary tract infection is a likely issue for your sex and age but it can be any type of systemic infection. You should contact your doctor now. I assume that no new drug has been introduced in the past 10 days since a drug reaction can cause similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it just happened, moisten the area with water and shake some table salt onto the burn; brush it off after it dries. Trust me, this works! it snuffs out the pain immediately and prevents blistering. If it happened a while ago, the die is cast - whatever will happen will happen. Your dermatologist can prescribe various treatments for "hard rough discolored skin". ...Read more
Feet cold a lot. Spider veins hurt after hot bath. Both legs turned red, some rash, severe itch. Got better 20 min with cold cloth. Have polyeuropathy?
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