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Itchy Skin Scabs
I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when i drink alcohol or shave.?
Yes: When you have chicken pox, you will have three types of rash: you will have red bumps, little bubbles called vessicles filled with clear or slightly yellow fluid, and scabs. The rash itches terribly, and can be soothed with oatmeal baths, topical lotions, tylenol and benadryl. Swollen lumps in the neck and other places are called "lymph nodes, " and are a sign that the immune system is working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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