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What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

Agree w Dr Cordero: Additionally - it might just be plain old dry skin. Hydrate well orally. Use gentle soap and lotion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (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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Occasionally everyday when i'm put long sleeved clothes or when i'm out in a sunny day. My whole body skin itches(scratching).What can it be .

Occasionally everyday when i'm put long sleeved clothes or  when i'm out  in a sunny day. My whole body skin  itches(scratching).What can it be .

PMLE: Polymorphic light eruption is a condition associated with an itchy rash that develops after sun exposure. Symptoms are usually worse in early summer and seem to get better later in summer. You can treat the symptoms with decreased sun exposure, antihistamines, Hydrocortisone cream and strong sunscreen. ...Read more

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I have some red itches of skin on my eyelids that appeared about a month ago. They are sore, looked dry and occasionally peel. Haven't changed soaps. ?

I have some red itches of skin on my eyelids that appeared about a month ago. They are sore, looked dry and occasionally peel. Haven't changed soaps. ?

Blepharitis: This is an inflammation of the eyelids. If it has been present for a month, you will need to see an eye doctor. The soreness is suggestive of an infection vs itching an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

When your skin itches,  does that mean my skin cells are dry?

Yes, it can.: Dry skin definitely itches, especially when it stretches a little, like when you bend over or reach for something. Try a daily moisturizer to help with this. ...Read more