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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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


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I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too

I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too

Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more

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Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer?

Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer?

See your derm: Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. While skin cancers in 25 year olds are not common it does happen occasionally.

Remember to protect your skin by limiting your exposure to UV radiation and when you are out wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. ...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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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

Moisturize: This depends of what is the cause of itching. In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

Mostly from drying: There is that histamine release in people who exercise for the first time after prolonged time of not doing it. This opens up the blood vessels to allow evaporation and get rid of the heat. The histamine is an allergy component that allows other same chemicals to be released and cause itching but the drying and evaporation also causes the itching effect. ...Read more

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I am constipated and my skin itches. Related?

I am constipated and my skin itches. Related?

Possibly: As constipation and itchy dry skin are both caused by inadequate fluids and dehydration. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate so all other fluids are better for both of your problems. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

May be infection: Possible yeast
see a urologist or dermatologist. ...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 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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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?

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

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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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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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I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "little stickers." you probably need to see your dermatologist or allergist for a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Dermatographism: Sounds like a type of dermographism. This is usually treated with an over the counter non sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. A sedating med such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may work as well. Sometimes sun exposure can reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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Itches on my skin for almost 10 years. It swells after I scratch it leaving the traces of the cratch on the skin, although could disappears after 5min?

Dermatographism: Dermographism or dermatographism is an exaggerated wealing tendency when the skin is stroked. It is the commonest form of physical urticaria.
In 25-50% of normal people firm stroking of the skin produces first a white line, then a red line, then slight swelling down the line of the stroke, and a mild red flare in the surrounding skin. Treatment is with oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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My skin itches and inflames and becomes red in winters?

Dry skin: Place moisturizer every morning after you shower. Most likely the dry skin you are getting is from the lack of moisture in winter. This is common. Use a quality moisturizer often. ...Read more

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My husbands head itches all yhe time its driving him crazy?

Dermatitis: This common problem is easily managed with the right topical medication. Your family doctor should be able to help easily with the right treatment. ...Read more