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Pruritus Scroti Symptoms
Can your brain exaggerate physical symptoms like pruritus or pain if you obsess and worry excessively about such symptoms?
Yes: Just as people who are suddenly very distracted — like someone who hits their finger with a hammer the very second a fire alarm goes off — will often not feel the pain for some time, or it will be much less than it should — people who excessively focus on symptoms will experience it to a greater degree. ...Read more
Lots of possibilities: An itchy vulva can be caused by many conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, other general health problems, to mention only a few . There's a long list. So, if you have an itchy vulva, you should see your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more
Yes it can be: But pruritis(or itching) can be caused by many other reasons/conditions. ...Read more
Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? Are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? How different from miliara rubra?
Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more
I have had a headache for several days Now, and my nose has been itching and stiff. I know this will sound crazy but I was watching house and felt like I had the symptoms of nasal pruritus.?
I have had pruritus ani for more than 8 months now and I have heard that there is a 20 % risk it could be related to cancer. Is that true? If not how is the correlation between symptoms and cancer?
Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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
Many possibilities: Viral, bacterial infection, heart disease, water in the chest, irritation of the pleura, and many other ones. ...Read more
I have multiple bug bites from over a week ago. Reddish, 2-3 inches in diameter. Not itchy, no other symptoms.
I have another bite that I did not scratch and it went away. I was wondering if I made it worse by scratching.?
Avoid scratching: In order to help your bites heal I would avoid scratching. Your nails are dirty as well and puts you at risk for skin infection. Take OTC antihistamines to help with itch symptoms if applicable and apply OTC hydrocortisone cream to areas that are affected to reduce symptoms. See primary doctor if bites look infected. ...Read more
Tick bite- turned black and itchy (5 days old). I pulled the tick out all the way, and there are no other symptoms or discoloration. Cause 4 concern?
I've been gettn many small boils with and without a white tip all over. Feel very itchy. Please help me what is this a symptom of? Is it a disease? Help
Many possibilities.: Common causes of itchy rashes like that are viral illnesses, medications, and an allergic reaction to something you came in contact with. Impossible to narrow down further without direct examination. You are clearly worried, so see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out for sure. ...Read more
How does Claritin (loratadine) work? I'm wondering what would happen when I take two, how does it effect my body. And if I take one and I still feel itchy, would taking two help control my symptoms more?
An antihistamine: Claritin, (loratadine) like all other antihistamines, blocks histamine receptors thus prevents histamine release, one major mediator, out of many, that cause allergy symptoms. If one tablet isn't controlling your symptoms, better see your doctor, you may need some other medicine ...Read more
It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial itch: Facial itch may be allergy. Step 1 is to buy a facial wash with minimal potential allergens such as vanicream soap, or cetaphil restoraderm wash (available at most walgreen's stores) and to avoid exposure to all make-up and fragranced products for at least 2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a dermatologist who could perform an allergy patch test for chemical sensitivity testing if needed. ...Read more
What kind of bite is this? I got bitten by something a week ago, it's not itchy, it has a dark spot in the middle and pinkish around, no symptoms.
Hard to say: There are so many types of insect bites, that it is difficult to say, especially without seeing it. The only one I would worry about is a tick bite, especially if it was present for a long time. It is sometimes associated with Lyme disease. But symptoms would not show up for several weeks. If you have no other symptoms, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more