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Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Why it itches from tinea pedis, is some chemical affecting the itch nerves?

Why it itches from tinea pedis, is some chemical affecting the itch nerves?

Irritating: The fungal elements have infected the skin cells and essentially caused an inflammatory reaction, thus the redness and peeling and itching.

Good hygiene

antiseptic cleansers

topical antifungals

see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident and severed some nerves in my forehead. It's still numb but gets shooting pains and itches. Signs of nerve healing?

I was in a car accident and severed some nerves in my forehead. It's still numb but gets shooting pains and itches. Signs of nerve healing?

Tingling: Tingling, itching, burning, sharp pains- these are the sensations nerves undergo. If this occurs after numbness, perhaps it indicates some nerve regeneration. Hang in there- perhaps this is a good sign! ...Read more

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Pinched what I think was a mole. Top layer came off. Bled. Skin half an inch away from it itches. What could be causing it? Cancer? Irritation?

Pinched what I think was a mole. Top layer came off. Bled. Skin half an inch away from it itches. What could be causing it? Cancer? Irritation?

We can't give you: An accurate diagnosis with the available information. Sounds lke you irritated the tissue regardless. Give it a chance to heal. I encourage head to toe evaluation of skin annually for adults. The only way to say what this is for certain is through evaluation. ...Read more

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My body itches a lot is something wrong me?

My body itches a lot is something wrong me?

Maybe, maybe not...: Skin may itch because it's dry and is crying out for more moisture. But what's the texture of your skin when it itches? What's the color? Does scratching make it stop itching or make it itch more? If moisturizer/lotion gives you no relief, follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Rectal itching: I assume you are talking about your rectum. Itching and bleeding of the rectum usually means a hemorrhoid. However if it does not respond to treatment for that then it should be examine by a physician. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My vaginal area itches why?

My vaginal area itches why?

Yeast infection: You most likely have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available. ...Read more

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Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Itches: Not usually. Using pain medications for an itch may blunt the itch feeling but you will still itch. You have to find out why you have the itch. Topical creams may help. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

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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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

Several possibilitie: Itches like crazy sounds pretty darn serious. You might have someone check for hair lice or other offending agents. Less intense itching might be related to your shampoo, hair products, including reaction to dyes, etc. Less intense itching could also be related to a fungus infection of the scalp, which would need some anti-fungal treatments. ...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?

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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What can I use for a spot on my back that constantly itches?

What can I use for a spot on my back that constantly itches?

Back itch: You have a condition known as notalgia parasthetica. It usually involves the back under the scapula. The cause is not known but is thought to be caused by irritation of the nerve endings. Of late, Botox has been proposed for treatment. ...Read more

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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

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I'm worried because my whole body itches, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my whole body itches, what do you suggest?

Suggest: A complete evaluation by your Primary Care Provider. There are a number of reasons for systemic (total body) itching! These include but are not limited to liver and kidney problems. Simple blood tests will answer a lot of questions.
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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

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What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

Hives? Other?: You could have been exposed to something that's causing hives -- or you could have urticaria (itching & rash) for other reasons like hyperbilrubinemia too. For your best help, please see your doctor so s/he can examine your skin and treat you effectively. Be well. ...Read more

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Hot to the touch. Hurts on the tip. Red. Somewhat swallon & itches?

Hot to the touch. Hurts on the tip. Red. Somewhat swallon & itches?

Medical Evaluation: Whatever part of the body you are describing, it appears to be infected. Seek medical care immediately and get treated ...Read more

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My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

Cold urticaria: Most likely related to the ice causing release of histamines from the cell. Not an allergic reaction, however I would advice against sudden exposure to cold temperatures. ...Read more

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Why does my butthole itch? I'm 23 female and it only itches inside of it. 

Why does my butthole itch? I'm 23 female and it only itches inside of it. 

Depends: Many things could be going on ranging from a healing tear to a hemorrhoid to poor hygiene. As with so many things if it is persistent and bothering you get in and see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Every time I need to wee it hurt and itches before and after what can it be?

Every time I need to wee it hurt and itches before and after what can it be?

Infection: You may have an infection of the urine or a yeast infection of the vagina which gets excoriated from scratching. You need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more