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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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.?

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.?

Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more


Dr. Bryan Levey
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Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

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 more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Chethan Sarabu
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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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Dr. Mark Amols
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I have really bad itchy skin for the past month, I have tried everything. How can I stop it? Help!

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 more

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Dr. David Sire
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What would be the diagnoses for itchy skin?

What would be the diagnoses for itchy skin?

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

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Dr. John Despain
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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

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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Dr. John Feola
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I am a 34 yr old woman and suffer from intense itchy skin occasionly which generally occurs at night,what could this be?

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 more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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What is used to treat itchy skin?

What is used to treat itchy skin?

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

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Anything I can give baby or do to relieve his itchy skin for now?

Anything I can give baby or do to relieve his itchy skin for now?

Aquaphor: Emollient such as aquaphor can help . For visible rash 1 per cent Hydrocortisone for limited time. If persists see pediatrician. ...Read more

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