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Melatonin Makes My Skin Itchy
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds. Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more
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
Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free (like Cetaphil or Vanicream). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more
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
Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more
Creams and pills:
You can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter.
Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more
To general: There are a variety of causes of pruritus of the skin. It depends whether the skin is dry. If the itching is localized or generalized or if there is a history of allergy or eczema. The most serious cause of itchy skin unresponsive to therapy is hodgkins disease a type of lympoma. ...Read more
Dry skin: Is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more
SCAM: If you buy or use this stuff, the joke is on you. Exercise. Do not smoke. Do not use too much alcohol. Avoid street drugs. Eat a plant- based diet with dairy products. Have fun. Get enough sleep. If you do this, you will thrive. You will get NO benefit from pills. And if you itch, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of an itchy skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Moisturizer: When showering, use luke warm water and keep the contact time less than five minutes. Use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, dove sensitive skin, olay). Afterwards, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer. ...Read more
Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more
Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more
Rash: It could be many things. Talk to your parents about this issue. She may need to see her pediatrician. ...Read more
I have really bad itchy skin for the past month, I have tried everything. How can I stop it? Help!
See a doctor!:
If you tried everything it is time to see a doctor.
Sometimes these issues can only be treated with stronger medications you can't get over the counter.
Second, this could be something more serious and may need to be biopsied. I'd see a doctor, it doesn't necessarily need to be a dermatologist. ...Read more
I m having serious problem because of my skin itchy all over my body specially at night when I'm going to bed.
Several causes: Itching at night can be from several causes. You do not mention a rash, so if it is just itching, you may want to apply a moisturizer before going to bed. It is best to seek the opinion of a dermatologist or allergist to determine why you are itching, sometimes it can be secondary to eczema, or hives and sometimes from infectious causes. ...Read more
I am a 34 yr old woman and suffer from intense itchy skin occasionly which generally occurs at night, what could this be?
PRURITUS/ALLERGY: PRURITUS can be difficult to evaluate. You must rule out allergens in home and work environment Remember " ALLERGIES DEVELOP OVER TIME AND EXPOSURE" you must keep a diary to assist you, while you are documenting potential triggers, you should be on a H1 blocker Zyrtec 10mg/ H2 blocker Zantac 300mg/ leukotrine inhibitor Singulair (montelukast) 10mg. After labs and allergy testing serum /shots may be needed ...Read more
For 6 months, have had itchy skin around the auns and recently started to itch on the inside. Have been de-wormed and still no help. What is it?
Itchy skin all over looks like little bites. I'm not sure what kind but I can't stop scratching them. It's been over a week and keeps increasing daily?
Lots of causes: This is a difficult one to answer well in such a short space. There are many causes for itching from completely benign to concerning. Often dry skin is the cause the older we get. And we often put things on our skin that makes it itch. Certain medical conditions can have itch as a symptom. This really needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help figure it out. ...Read more