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Itchy Skin Scratch Welts
I have had itchy skin for quite some time. When I scratch, I get raised welts that aren't red. Sometimes they are parallel lines. Stress?
Dermographism: Twitchy mast cells. A physical urticaria, not an allergy. Skin reacts to stroking. A topical steroid, probably prescription strength, to reduce itch will reduce scratching, thus reduce welting. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax are very sedating and therefor appropriate only at bedtime. The best antihistamine for this is usually Zyrtec [cetirizine] which is sometimes used at 2 or 3 a day if 1 is not effective. ...Read more
Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas, hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more
Itchy skin everyday. After itch my skin, I get really bad red welts. Don't know why I get itchy skin everyday.
Dry skin?: Apply a moisturizer all over your body immediately after bathing and preferably again in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. Avoid scented and anti-bacterial soaps. May also try an antihistamine to see if this helps. Check any lotion, medication, supplements which were newly introduced prior to onset of your itching. See dermatologist if problem persists. ...Read more
I've had this itchy skin prob since taking amoxycllin in April '14. basically certain parts of my body itch and usually a rash or welt occurs, redness?
Itchy skin, welts, redness, hot to the touch. Already got a steroid shot yesterday (depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg).?
How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you
Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more
Pin point red dots on wrist and yellow/brown bruise. Itchy skin all over. Few lumps on legs, sore muscles, nerve pain. Allergies? The rash went in 20m
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say what this could be. It could be urticara. You might want to have this evaluated if it reoccurs. ...Read more
Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, the response to scratching is normal. Try using an emollient, like Vaseline on the dry skin.
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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
Wonder if what kind of disease is this, I have a itchy skin on my leg, every time that I scratch, it turns quickly wounds. I have large dark spot : ( (?
Skin lesion: Need to see it before I can help you with this question. ...Read more
Itchy skin all over looks like little bites. I'm not sure what kind but I can't stop scratching them. It's been over a week and keeps increasing daily?
Reddish and itchy skin underside scrotum. Found small lesions there and its painful when itched or scratched. What to do? Please help.
Let a doc look at it: From your description it could be something caused by fungus/yeast (e.g. jock itch), it could be viral (e.g. herpes), it could be contact dermatitis, or even caused by bacteria. I have to suggest you show it to a doctor, and discuss it in more detail. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it, whatever it is. ...Read more
I have very itchy skin on my back and shoulders. I get raised bumps which bleed when I scratch them. My skin feels dry and burns.?
Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have very itchy skin literally all over my body. My thighs & buttocks area especially I scratch & bumps appear but then go away. What could it be?
Itching: Itching is actually a form of pain perception. It can be due to localized reaction with allergy causing substances, dry skin and eczema or it can be due to systemic illness such as liver disease. There are many causes to itching and further investigation with laboratory studies and examination by your doctor are in order. ...Read more