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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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I need help on itchy skin.

I need help on itchy skin.

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

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What could cause horribly itchy skin?

What could cause horribly itchy skin?

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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How to Treat a itchy skin?

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

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Could itchy skin be psychological?

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

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Can hormones cause itchy skin?

Yes: Itchy skin is a common problem for women who are perimenopausal or menopausal. Hormones do help but are usually not used unless you have more severe symptoms. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Infection can cause itchy skin?

Infection can cause itchy skin?

Not usually alone: Skin infections typically cause painful red swollen skin. Itching of the skin is usually caused by dermatitis and allergies. ...Read more

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My daughter has red itchy skin?

My daughter has red itchy skin?

Dermatitis: She probably has dermatitis but you should see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin problem?

I have extremely itchy skin problem?

Sarna lotion: Use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, drink water, use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when taking a shower, and use witch hazel for itching relief. If this does not resolve see a doctor as you may have an anxiety problem. ...Read more

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Chlorpromazine tablets for itchy skin?

Chlorpromazine tablets for itchy skin?

Better choices: Chlorpromazine (thorazine) was used primarily as an anti-psychotic. In some countries it's still used for severe itching, but many anticholinergic side effects limit its use. Otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral or topical) or zyrtec are both good. H2 antagonists like zantac/axid/ Pepcid also work because they act on a different receptor than benadryl/zyrtec. Topical steroids can soothe itching. ...Read more

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Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Itchy rash: At 50, your skin may be more dry than when you were younger, use moisturizers daily and if the symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tramadol be used to treat itchy skin?

Can tramadol be used to treat itchy skin?

No: Tramadol is a non-opioid analgesic. It is not indicated for treating itchy skin. It is used for control of pain. ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

No: Avoid ingredients you may be allergic to. Consider moisturizers, aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil and witch hazel to manage the itch until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

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