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Itchy Skin Turns Red When Scratched
Itchy skin on my back, sides of stom and back of neck. No bumps or redness unless I scratch then feels hot after..
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
I have bloodshot, not itchy eyes, and itchy skin on arms/tops of thighs/below waistline. After scratching, small red bumps appear. Tropical illness?
I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!
Need evaluation: Diffuse itching of the body is called pruritis, and can be due to impairments of the liver and ducts draining the liver. A primary care doctor would be the best place to start, if you have yellowing of the skin, or of the whites of the eyes or pain under the right side of rib cage then see a gastroenterologist. If liver is fine, then see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Having itchy skin irritation, with redness and some swelling. It reallys comes out when I get hot?
This is known as cholinergic urticaria when the small itchy hives appear during the cooling period after a rise in body core temperature. Antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can usually prevent this from happening. This condition is not dangerous and often goes away after a few years.
Do note that this does not apply to large hives (>1/2 inch in diameter). ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..
I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!
Itchy skin, welts, redness, hot to the touch. Already got a steroid shot yesterday (depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg).?
Moisturize: Using a good moisturizer on a regular basis is the key. You can also use an OTC cortisone occasionally on bad areas, sparingly. ...Read more
Hello, I am 28 years old and have red ring itchy skin disease. I was given floconazole but it reoccurs as I stop medication?
Rash: There are certain organisms that are resistant to certain medications. It would be good to know what you had prescribed. I would consult back with the provider that saw you and then explore other medication to treat skin problem. ...Read more
Many causes but: I would review the topical medications or make up you may have applied to the area as well as soap or other creams or lotions. If this gets worse or involves the eye, I would contact your primary care physician. It could also be eczema. ...Read more
See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...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 have got red itchy skin all over my body amd have had it for about 3 months. Are there any natural remedies for this?
I have itchy skin that red and raised when I itch it. It comes in splotches sometimes. My dad had excema. Is this related?
DERMATITIS: Try the cream of your dad and if it helps it can be eczema. It is not contagious skin disorder but itchy and cured by moisturizer and steroid cream. ...Read more
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