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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole ( or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated,gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


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I have a heavy dandruff and its itching. . . any natural remedies please help?

I have a heavy dandruff and its itching. . . any natural remedies please help?

Serious Rx: I'm going to assume you have a nasty case of seborrheic dermatitis involving your scalp, and that for whatever reason you are reluctant to use 21st century medicine. That's your business. Some of the stuff that works pretty well include coal tar, sulfur, and some selenium-based stuff -- gifts from Mother Nature. Your physician can manage you even more easily. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For a week I have had itching, discharge, foul odor, and painful sex. Could this be bacterial vaginosis? If so, what are some natural remedies?

For a week I have had itching, discharge, foul odor, and painful sex. Could this be bacterial vaginosis? If so, what are some natural remedies?

Can' t diagnose: When the cause isn't for certain - really recommend having it evaluated. Need to make sure you don't have an STD. ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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Had tick pulled out 3 weeks ago but now there is a lump and itches. Should i be concerned? Treatment?

Tick: Generally the rash from lyme (erythema migrans) does not itch and is not raised. What could cause a bump and itch is if part of the tick was left in and is causing an inflammatory reaction or your body is mounting a local allergic reaction to the body part. I would check to make sure some to the tick was not left behind. Should also have blood work for lyme anyway. ...Read more

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I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

Hives?: Hives are an allergic type of rash that can be related to a reaction to medications, foods, underlying infections, collagen vascular diseases and even cancer. When all of these causes are ruled out we often attribute them to stress. Treatment usually includes antihistamines and sometimes more aggressive treatments such as Prednisone or a new drug that just got approved for chronic hives - xolair. ...Read more

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I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?

I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?

Skin Tags: This extra skin is not, in reality, a wart caused by hpv-the wart virus. But, it is extra skin caused by friction of clothing, skin or jewelry. Many of us in the primary care setting freeze these with liquid nitrogen as a simple way to shrink or remove them. ...Read more

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My whole body itches a lot, turns red and stays red for about 15 minutes, no bumps. Looks like a rash? I itch. What can it be? Otc remedy? Pls help!

Try BENADRYL/SEE MD: For immediate relief from itching you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for ithing but you need to consult your dictor or a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment it may be due to allergy or some other condition like scabies. ...Read more

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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more

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Doctor my skin itches me (sort of a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot) what could be the cause and the possible treatment. ?

Doctor my skin itches me (sort of  a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot)
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Allergy?autoimmune?: This sounds as if it could e an autoimmune or allergic disease . It could also be paresthesias from diabetes. You need to be evaluated by your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My wife has severe allergy near her vagina , it itches , skin tears and the area is always watery ..What could be the cause and what is the remedy ?

My wife has severe allergy near her vagina , it itches , skin tears and the area is always watery ..What could be the cause and what is the remedy ?

Contact dermatitis: It is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it but itchy skin that is discharging may be eczema or a contact dermatitis. If your wife is sensitive to soaps or lotions then she may react anywhere on her body. Shaving cream could set off a contact dermatitis. Steroid creams are helpful in contact dermatitis but she should see a doctor to get diagnosed before using Hydrocortisone over the counter. ...Read more

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What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant ? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant ? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

Call OB: In general, certain anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided during pregnancy, and these are present in some over the counter hemorrhoid medication. Call your OB to discuss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My skin itches and then rashes are made.if i take anti histamine it stops the allergy for 2-3 days but i get too sleepy. Is there any other treatment?

My skin itches and then rashes are made.if i take anti histamine it stops the allergy for 2-3 days but i get too sleepy. Is there any other treatment?

Dermatographism?: You may have this condition in which the skin welts up after being scratched. You may try non-sedating antihistamine to see if it helps. ...Read more

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My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

Common side effect: Both benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are peeling agents. They come in different concentrations (%) and different bases (cream, lotion, gel). If it burns ask your doc to lower the strength and you spread out the time between applications to every other day or every third day. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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