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My Toes Itchy Skin
Tinea pedis: A very common cause of rash on the toes is tinea pedis or ring worm (athlete's foot). Very often the outer part forms a ring thus the term ring worm. Other causes are eczema, contact dermatitis, pitted keratolysis, erythrasma and others. I would recommend an over the counter antifungal. If this fails seek help from a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little
Itching: can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...Read more
I have had itchy skin head to my toes now for 3 months is there something I can take that will help me also have had diarrhea nowfor about 2 months ?
Needs evaluation: Hi, this is not normal and could be anything from skin disorder to liver/gallbladder disease to infection. Have you been to a doctor to try and determine the cause? Once we know possible reasons for pruritis (itching) more effective/specific treatment can be suggested. Hope you get help soon. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 10mg. After labs and allergy testing serum /shots may be needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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