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Itchy Skin Scabies
I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?
Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more
Incredibly itchy skin all over, with a pimply rash over my feet and legs. Been treated for scabies 5 times, and still have it. Could it be Lyme?
Doubtful.: This would not be a typical Lyme rash. Testing for Lyme during the rash phase usually isn't helpful - too early. I would see a dermatologist and treat the itching symptomatically in the meanwhile. ...Read more
Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?
Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat, when on holiday abroad I have to s?
Sun allergy?: Some people can be allergic to the sun. The only way to prevent this is to cover up and try to avoid exposure as best you can. Antihistamines don't really work for this. ...Read more
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
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
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
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Itching skin: Without rash more than likely from dry skin especially due to weather and using warm/ hot water for washing and baths. Use skin cleansers for baths and apply any moisturizing lotion or cream to affected areas. Take oral histamines if itching really bad. May use otc Hydrocortisone cream or any topical itch cream available if needed. Consult w your physician if you have other signs and symptoms! ...Read more
None: Most of the time itchy skin will become worse if you apply anything irritating to it like fragrance. Your best bet is unscented moisturizers. A much better choice for you might be an unscented oil like jojoba oil. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more
Hard to predict: Allergy reactions or even interactions. Technically no sulfa in Trileptal but chance are if you are allergic to sulfa. You may be allergic to other compounds. Any unexplained rashes or itching or swelling after starting a new medicationshould prompt you to report it to yoou doctor to determine if there is an allergy. ...Read more
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