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Itchy Stretch Mark
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
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
Why are my old stretch marks so itchy and has rashes?? And how do you know you are getting stretch marks?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
I have some type of chronic cough for the past 5 years...It comes for 5 months at a stretch. It is dry wid itchy feeling in base of throat. Wht 2 do : (?
Swollen, red, itchy lump on stomach. Looks like it might be on a stretch mark. Came out of nowhere. I did eat a lot the other day. Any ideas?
Need a picture: It could be several things, it would be a good idea to send a picture ...Read more
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.
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
My stomach been really itchy and I've itched it and now I have stretch marks could I be pregnant? I haven't had safe sex and I had cramps.
Have a rash on buttock for 3 mo duration. Few itchy spots on other buttock as well, have inflammation in area by vagina stretching to anus. Any ideas?
See doc: It could be lots of things. Without looking at it, can't say. You should get an appointment with a doc/clinic. ...Read more
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
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
Itch: Itch is the need to or desire to scratch. Receptors in the skin transmit sensation to the brain or spinal; cord. There is actually a scratch reflex simialr to a pain reflex (you get stuck with a pin and jump). Histamine is a chemicla releaed by cells in response to certain stimualtions, histamine cause local itchy response by stimulating nerve fibers. Mechanical irritation also stimuates these. ...Read more
1st find out cause: Find out why you're itching. Then avoid cause. If that's not enough, consider over-the-counter antihistamines (i don't know what's available in philippines). Here in states, otc antihistamines are just as effective as prescription ones. ...Read more