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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Causes of itchy skin?

Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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


Dr. Michelle Chambers
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What causes itchy skin when being overtired? Is it just stress?

What causes itchy skin when being overtired? Is it just stress?

Worse at night: Itching is typically worse at night, because during the day you have your mind on more important things. At night when you go to bed, and have nothing in particular to think about, your itching becomes more noticeable. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dons
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

Darkening of skin: Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficiency. The best established change in skin color with hypothyroidism is a yellowing of the skin from a build up of carotene. Hyperthyroidism does not change skin coloration. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Morris Westfried
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What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Allergy,infection: Causes include scabies, a mite infection, a reaction to a medication, a reaction to laundry detergent, fabric softener, new clothing. In addition it could be sign of eczema where rash is not yet apparent. If significant and not improved with otc cream see dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. John Despain
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What could cause red itchy skin?

Dryness?: Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved after a week see a derm. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Board Certified, Palliative Care
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Does dehidration cause itchy skin?

Does dehidration cause itchy skin?

Yes: Drink at least 6-8 8 oz glasses of water per day. Also can add a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

Allergy: This could represent allergic reaction to food, medication, infection or external reaction. A careful history and exam are necessary to offer approriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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