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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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Do oatmeal baths help calm poison ivy?

Yes: The milling of oats produces a slick graphite like dust that is packaged & sold for it's therapeutic qualities. Oatmeal baths are not made with oatmeal! the soothing quality will benefit most people with itchy skin, if used correctly. ...Read more

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Bad itchy skin and i've tried vanicream, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydroxyzine, cornstarch bath and baking soda bath and no relief. What could it be?

Bad itchy skin and i've tried vanicream, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydroxyzine, cornstarch bath and baking soda bath and no relief. What could it be?

Bad itchy skin: If none of the remedies worked you need to see your doctor it may be smething more then a simple dry skin rash.It may be food allergy, contact dermatitis or scabies.So see your doctor if you are not getting better with what you used. ...Read more

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Does oatmeal bath stuff really help dry skin?

Does oatmeal bath stuff really help dry skin?

Minimize Itchiness: It may minimize itching with makes dry skin worse. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Will an oatmeal bath help with atopic skin?

Will an oatmeal bath help with atopic skin?

Yes for itching: It does not address the cause that is a shortaged of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Will tetmosol soap help with itching rash?

Will tetmosol soap help with itching rash?

No: Tetmosol is a parasiticide, which works by acting against the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei, the infective cause of scabies. Unless you have been diagnosed with scabies I would avoid this soap as a treatment. See a Dermatologist or Allergist to determine type and cause of rash. ...Read more

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Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Try: You can try it, but most topicals don't help and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax may work better. It does coat the area so you are less likely to touch/scratch it. All the best. ...Read more

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Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Yardley products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone or calamine lotion after rash starts to dry up?

Hydrocortisone or calamine lotion after rash starts to dry up?

For poison ivy?: Since it is summer, & guessing by the way you phrase your question, you are asking what is the best way to treat allergic contact dermatitis. Calamine is not harmful, and may reduce the itch somewhat. I haven't found it helpful personally or professionally. Since rhus dermatitis is hypersensitivity, I'd go for topical steroids until the itching stops. Hydrocortisone or a little stronger (not face) ...Read more

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Can I use regular quaker oats oatmeal to make an oatmeal bath for eczema?

Not the same: The material used in the "oatmeal bath" is not oatmeal. There is a fine powder created in the milling of many different grain products & that fine powder (an oat dust if you would) is packaged & sold as an additive for its soothing qualities. I'm suppose you could try this but would be wasting oatmeal & end up with a mess that wouldn't help much. ...Read more

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Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Eh...: I'm thinking even OTC hydrocortisone cream/ointment would be better for allergic contact dermatitis. If just irritation, perhaps the powders would offer some relief. Just saying from the responses I've gotten from patients. ...Read more

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Could taking an oatmeal bath help with psoriasis?

Maybe: It may help a little but the best treatments are medications which are usually extremely effective for this disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Oatmeal Bath (Definition)

Oatmeal and sea salts can help restore a normal pH which can ...Read more