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Doctor insights on: Pruritus Scroti Symptoms

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Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Just itching!: Pruritis ani is a descriptive term for its very annoying and bothersome symptoms: itching of the sensitive skin around your anus. Causes vary, but are commonly just irritants like soap, shampoo, body lotion (or scratching!). ...Read more

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Can your brain exaggerate physical symptoms like pruritus or pain if you obsess and worry excessively about such 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

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What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae(indicative of?

What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae(indicative of?

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

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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? Are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? How different from miliara rubra?

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

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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?

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?

Wrong: I've never heard such a thing, and it makes no sense. The most common cause is dryness and chafing due to excessive washing and wiping. The treatment: no soap, wash just once a day with lukewarm water, wipe gently, and leave it alone. ...Read more

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Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

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

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Coughing with itchy chest, what might these symptoms be?

Coughing with itchy chest, what might these symptoms be?

Many possibilities: Viral, bacterial infection, heart disease, water in the chest, irritation of the pleura, and many other ones. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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?

Tick bite: Yes, with all the tick-borne diseases possible. Best to have it looked at and consider prophylactic antibiotics, especially if acquired in a high prevalence Lyme's disease area or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever area. Please have a doctor look at it. MRSA is also a possibility. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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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

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

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 more

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Are allergy symptoms itchy tibgly skin on face?

Are allergy symptoms itchy tibgly skin on face?

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

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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.

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

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If am 27 years old and do not produce vaginal discharge, I have no problems with this nor any Itchy symptoms so why am I not producing if I should be?

If am 27 years old and do not produce vaginal discharge, I have no problems with this nor any Itchy symptoms so why am I not producing if I should be?

Normal: Not sure if you are referring to vaginal discharge or lubrication produced during sexual arousal. No visible vaginal discharge is normal. If you have less than desired lubrication with sexual arousal, over the counter vaginal lubricants can help. ...Read more