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Itchy Sore That Will Not Heal
I'm using Xulane BC patch & when I take it off it's itchy, sore, red & skin is peeling off. I know I have to go back to pills but how can I heal this?
Scalp has itchy, sore bumps and are very irritating. Haven't noticed any excessive hair loss, but it is discomforting and scalp is sore. Will it heal?
Yes, wash daily: Wash your scalp and hair daily, with any shampoo that you like. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Been experiencing random welts/blisters on my upper back arms and hands. They become itchy and and break open, once open sore can take month to heal?
Autoimmune bullous : You could be suffering from an autoimmune bullous disorder such as pemphigus or pemphigoid. It is really important that you go to a dermatologist and have skin biopsies performed to make the diagnosis. Depending on the results, there are treatments available that may really help you. Don't ignore this rash - it can get worse! ...Read more
How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs, is itchy and a bit tender.
About 2 weeks: For most infections, antibiotics will clear it in about 2 weeks. However, if you are "colonized" with the staph bacteria, it is possible to keep re-infecting yourself in the same area. Ask your doctor about a culture taken from your nose (hey, it's where the staph lives!). You may need an antibiotic ointment to put inside your nose. ...Read more
How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. Is itchy and slightly tender.
Depends: Your doctor will prescribe the antibiotic you need and the amount of days you need to take it. Different antibiotics can be taken once or twice daily from a few short days to occasionally a couple of weeks. If you have had a culture to identify it as staph, it will also tell you the sensitivity. If it is methicillin resistant, you will get a different antibiotic than if it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having dry, itchy sore/tender for around 2 weeks now; they tend tobleed a little when i scratch. What could this be/the cause be?
I have been so itchy over my entire body for 3 days now. I haven't changed anything. I can not take it anymore. I'm scratching myself sore! Please help me!
MD if not relieved: 29 year old female says she has been itchy over entire body for 3 days, hasn't changed anything, and scratching self sore. Most likely ate/ drank something not very agreeable with body. Contaminated bathing/swimming water, soaps/ body washes/ lotions/ cosmetics are potential Allergens. A trial of OTC anti-histamine medication by mouth and/or skin cream/ lotion first and see MD if not relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer