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Itchy stretch marks, 37 weeks pregnant, what is safe to use to stop the itching. Stretch marks are bumpy and red, underneath belly button.

Itchy stretch marks, 37 weeks pregnant, what is safe to use to stop the itching. Stretch marks are bumpy and red, underneath belly button.

Moisturize: Itching near the end of pregnancy is very common. As your skin stretches to accommodate your little one you get stretch marks and itching. Moisturizing frequently can help with the itchiness. Cocoa Butter and baby oil were my personal favorites. The good news is you're almost there! Congratulations! ...Read more

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Itchy postpartum stretch marks, there still red. I'm using organic coconut oil every night but when I wake up in the morning my belly itches. Anything else I can use? And how long they take to get whiter?

Itchy postpartum stretch marks, there still red. I'm using organic coconut oil every night but when I wake up in the morning my belly itches. Anything else I can use? And how long they take to get whiter?

Mother's Friend: There is a product called Mother's Friend that contains coconut and other emollients that can be massaged into the skin to decrease the appearance of stretch marks. Unfortunately, the marks will always be present, just less visible, as the cause was that elastic layer of the skin was broken during the pregnancy growth of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently +37 weeks pregnant and have severe red itchy inflamed stretch marks as well as a rash through out my tummy... what do I do?

Hi I'm currently +37 weeks pregnant and have severe red itchy inflamed stretch marks as well as a rash through out my tummy... what do I do?

Infection: Hi, there. Stretch marks are not a problem. However, if they lead to broken skin or moist areas, that could start an infection. Please be evaluated by a physician to determine whether you need antibiotics or antifungals. ...Read more

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Why are my old stretch marks so itchy and has rashes?? And how do you know you are getting stretch marks?

Why are my old stretch marks so itchy and has rashes?? And how do you know you are getting stretch marks?

Local irritation: Sometimes they become dry and irritated causing itching. Sometimes they can become infected with normal yeast that is on your skin. Can try moisturizer several times a day in addition to any athletes foot cream 2-3 times a day for 2-3weeks. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 18, and female. I have started to work out often. When I stretch or do yoga my skin becomes very itchy in the part that is being stretched. Why?

I am 18, and female. I have started to work out often. When I stretch or do yoga my skin becomes very itchy in the part that is being stretched. Why?

Dry skin: Your skin might be dry, and it's winter, try to bathe prior, preferably with a moisturizer soap, pat your skin dry, don't smear it dry, and moisturize your skin immediately, drink a lot of water before and during excersing, good luck. ...Read more

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Small white bumps -inner vaginal lips inside and out only notice when strech and not itchy or anything?

Small white bumps -inner vaginal lips inside and out only notice when strech and not itchy or anything?

Glands: This is probably just the normal tissue of your vagina. If you are concerned that there is some kind of change from how things were last week, month, or year you should seek a pelvic examination from a medical professional. ...Read more

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I got red and not itchy marks on my both legs. I think I got it when I gain weight. Is this stretch makrs? How can I eliminate it?

I got red and not itchy marks on my both legs. I think I got it when I gain weight. Is this stretch makrs? How can I eliminate it?

Could be: They appear to be long or short. They can be light blue or purple, and skin colored. Also if they have the appearance of indented zig-zag streaks, then they could be. I have tried vitamin E capsules topically for them but I don't think they work that well. Probably better to talk to a dermatologist to see if any new treatments are available. ...Read more

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Hi doc I was wondering why my stretch mark from my pregnancy four years ago so itchy out of no where again like when I was pregnant?

Hi doc I was wondering why my stretch mark from my pregnancy four years ago so itchy out of no where again like when I was pregnant?

See belo: Usually that is from stretching more--are you gaining weight again? Also can be from excess dryness--the oil glands can be damaged during stretching. Try some baby oil on them twice a day for a week. ...Read more

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Small purple red dots on Labia. Look raised & bumpy until stretched out when they get flat. No itchiness or pain but unsure of changes. I'm 10m pp.

Small purple red dots on Labia. Look raised & bumpy until stretched out when they get flat. No itchiness or pain but unsure of changes. I'm 10m pp.

Skin tags: This is one possibility. Certainly, redundant skin folds are another strong possibility. Of course, the only way to know for sure is to sample (e.g. biopsy). Get this looked at, especially if they change in any way. ...Read more

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I have a line of white bumps on the inside of upper lip and a little bit on bottom. You have to stretch it out to really see. Not painful or itchy.

I have a line of white bumps on the inside of upper lip and a little bit on bottom. You have to stretch it out to really see. Not painful or itchy.

Mucous glands.: If there is no pain or itch there is no need for treatment. These may be mucous glands that are little more prominent. If they persist have your doc check these out. ...Read more

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Recently received White faint itchy marks/lines on side of stomach, on both sides. They're faint but when I stretch the skin area out, they're visable?

Recently received White faint itchy marks/lines on side of stomach, on both sides. They're faint but when I stretch the skin area out, they're visable?

? stretch marks: These may be stria or stretch marks. They can occur for many reason - pregnancy, hypermobility, weight gain, steroid medication, etc Your physician can help clarify why you have these. ...Read more

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I have on my butt from the crack to my inner thighs its itchy dry n it looks like stretch marks where the rash is located is it herpes?

I have on my butt from the crack to my inner thighs its itchy dry n it looks like stretch marks where the rash is located is it herpes?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having some weird rashes on both side of my legs on my stretch marks. They're really itchy too... What is it and what can I do to cure it.

I've been having some weird rashes on both side of my legs on my stretch marks. They're really itchy too... What is it and what can I do to cure it.

Rashes: This would actually need to be evaluated to get a better idea of the cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a line of spots between my inner lips and outer lips of vagina on both sides. When stretched they turn white. Not sore or itchy. What are they?

I have a line of spots between my inner lips and outer lips of vagina on both sides. When stretched they turn white. Not sore or itchy. What are they?

Probably Normal: Fordyce spots
These are small white or yellow lumps, 1-3mm in diameter on the labia minora. They are painless. They are slightly enlarged sebaceous (oil) glands, completely harmless. They often become more easily seen at puberty and with pregnancy and hormone treatment. They can occur on the penis in men too, but are not transmitted from person to person. These r found in the lining of your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

Stretch marks: These can be due to several things including weight gain most commonly. I'm not really sure that they're related to the spots, though. If you have gained weight there are skin changes that can raise the question of diabetes perhaps you can upload a picture? ...Read more

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2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

Exam needed: To be sure these would have to be inspected by a physician, but since they blanch on stretching the skin, it would rule out a hemangioma or petechia. If these persist or increase in size, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis even though they sound benign. ...Read more

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There hundreds of bumps on underside of penis and on scrotum (when stretched they are more visible.) Most come from hair follicles. Painless/Non-itchy?

There hundreds of bumps on underside of penis and on scrotum (when stretched they are more visible.) Most come from hair follicles. Painless/Non-itchy?

Yes, there are: Yes, there can be hundreds of bumps on the underside of a penis and on a scrotum. They should be painless and non-itchy, and are hair follicles or are related to follicles. If there are one or a few bumps that look weird or big, compared to the other bumps, one's primary care doctor can examine with a light and magnifier to see if the few weird bumps are warts, molluscum, skin tags, etc... ...Read more

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2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

Red Spots: Heat, fungus, parasites, bacteria and virus can cause red blotches to appear on your arm. Rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and shingles can cause large red patches of skin to appear and become itchy and uncomfortable, hives, cellulitis and insect bites can create red splotches of skin that become irritated. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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3 days late period, dark spots on areolas and itchy nipples, but negative hpt, stretching pains and mild cramps! Pregnant? Unprotected sex 2 weeks ago

3 days late period, dark spots on areolas and itchy nipples, but negative hpt, stretching pains and mild cramps! Pregnant? Unprotected sex 2 weeks ago

Re do test: Given what you described, it would be prudent to repeat the test in 3-4 days, if do not a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Why am I so itchy?

Why am I so itchy?

Atopic: Itching may occur in cold weather due to skin dryness. Another common cause is atopic diathesis causing itching & eczema and sometimes asthma or hay fever. Avoid scratching and friction, apply mineral oil based moisturizer after shower. Do not rub too hard with a towel, rather pat-dry only. ...Read more

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I have itchy balls.?

I have itchy balls.?

See below: Likely due to too much moisture. If there is no rash or ulcers, then practice good hygiene and wear breathable fabrics. If there are any abnormalities on the skin, have it looked at by your doctor - it could be an infection. ...Read more

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What causes itchiness?

What causes itchiness?

Pruritus: Causes of itching can include dry skin, allergic reactions, dermatitis, infections, medications & nerve disorders to mention a few. ...Read more

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How to remove itchy bites?

How to remove itchy bites?

Use antihistamines: Apply witch hazel, Hydrocortisone cream, and over the counter ant histamines. If this does not get it under control see your doctor as there may be more to it. ...Read more

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Why am I so itchy all the time?

Why am I so itchy all the time?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Painful itchy sores to the body?

The answer is: See your doctor or dermatologist as not enough info provided or re-submit with more info and a picture. ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy smelly scap?

Why do I have itchy smelly scap?

See your doctor: Often time the sebacious glands in scalp can enlarge and become cysts. If they leak it has a distinct odor. See your doctor for a diagnosis. Dandruff can also cause this as well as infected eczema from scratching or psoriasis. You will need treatment for this. ...Read more

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Why do I only get itchy at night?

Why do I only get itchy at night?

Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could cause severe itchiness?

What could cause severe itchiness?

Itching: The first thing a physician does for itching is to take a careful history including asking about medications that may be causing the itch & examine the skin to find a cause like dry skin, skin conditions, infections, or reactions. If none can be found, a systemic cause could be causing the itching. Several lab studies to look for diabetes, liver disease, kidney or liver disease, and lymphoma etc ...Read more

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Are there ways to manage itchiness?

Are there ways to manage itchiness?

Itchiness: There are many ways to manage itchiness, from topical creams to oral medications. The best way to manage itchiness (pruritis) is to treat the actual cause. I recommend seeing your doctor to establish a likely treatable diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I always get an itchy bumcrack?

Many reasons: You may have a hemorrhoid, anal fissure, pinworms or a variety of other ailments. ...Read more

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I am having itchy on my goring areas?

Groin itch: It could be a lice infection commonly called "crabs" which needs a prescription to cure so see your doctor. ...Read more

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My bottom is itchy what can I do stop it?

My bottom is itchy what can I do stop it?

Consult your Doctor: We don't know what part of your bottom itches. If the itch is in the anusIt may be due to hemorroids, parasitic infestation with pinworms, allergic reaction to soaps, medications, undergarments or personal cleaning wipes. Other areas may be due to allergy to undergarments or skin conditions
Get it checked by your doctor to make the diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more