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What is radiobrachialis pruritus?

What is radiobrachialis pruritus?

Brachioradial itch: Brachioradial pruritus is a neurogenic itch syndrome of the upper extremities. Symptoms include localized itching along the skin of the dorsolateral forearm overlying the brachioradialis muscle (hence the name). Symptoms can also involve the upper arms and shoulders. Cause is not well understood ...Read more

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2 gps have diagnosed puritis ani but cannot figure out a cause. Can you help me fix it? Its been a year now and i can't take it!

2 gps have diagnosed puritis ani but cannot figure out a cause. Can you help me fix it? Its been a year now and i can't take it!

Pruritis ani: For the most part, gp/fp/im/peds/gyn doctors can diagnose & treat pruritis ani. There are times the help of their dermatology or colorectal colleagues is needed. Conditions such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis, paget's disease, malignancies (eg, squamous cell cancer), etc. May sometime not be diagnosed until a biopsy is performed or specialist consulted. Psychological factors are considered. ...Read more

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Can tomatoes cause pruritus?

Can tomatoes cause pruritus?

Yes: Most commonly people are allergic to berries but most foods can cause reactions in certain individuals. If routinely when you eat tomatoes or tomato products and it cause an itch (of hives) then it is imperative to avoid that food item. ...Read more

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What is aquagenic pruritus??

What is aquagenic pruritus??

Itching with water: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179019/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

Bile back-up: Choledocholithiasis, or blockage of your common bile duct can lead to jaundice. When you get jaundice, bile salts are deposited in your skin which cause the itching. ...Read more

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What causes psychogenic pruritus?

What causes psychogenic pruritus?

Psychogenic itch: Psychogenic itch is a general or localized itch that occurs in the setting of psychiatric illnesses or somatoform disorders. Examples include itch in obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, and delusions of parasitosis. Increased psychological stress may be associated with the development of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of puritis ani?

Find the cause: You should go to your doctor to find out what is causing it. Once the cause is discovered treatment should not be difficult. ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause ani pruritus (itchy butt)?

No: Those two conditions are likely not related. The only thing that comes to mind is caffeine, which can cause pruritis ani and a mild gastritis. But even that is a reach. ...Read more

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Which cancers are associated with "pruritus scroti"?

Which cancers are associated with "pruritus scroti"?

None of them: If you've got a man itch that doesn't respond to good hygiene and topical tolnaftate or another antifugnal, get seen by your physician. If you have cancer-phobia, learn about the cancer family of diseases and how effective surveillance is in catching them early when they're curable. Stop troubling yourself like this -- life's difficult enough already. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria?

What is the difference between pruritus and urticaria?

Similar : Pruritus means itching (and not necessarily a rash) while urticaria refers to an itchy rash that is raised, red, round to oval lesions that come and go. The problems that cause itching (pruritus) without a rash can be different than the causes of hives (urticaria). ...Read more

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If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?

If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?

You certainly : Could cause soft tissue trauma by continuous scratching, not necessarily an actual anal fissure as this is slightly different then soft tissue trauma from scratching. The important thing would be to see a physician to find the cause of the continued itching at such a young age. ...Read more

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What is pruritus ani?

Itchy butt: Literally. Causes are typically related to hemorrhoids in adults but in the young , parasitic worm infections can trigger awful nightime anal itch. ...Read more

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How can I cure pruritus ani?

How can I cure pruritus ani?

By finding the cause: It can be caused by worms, fungal infections, irritation from something you're wiping with, hemorrhoids, etc. Each cause has a different cure. ...Read more

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How can I treat pruritus ani?

Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

Do a lot of people get pruritus ani?

Yes, very common: Puritis ani describes itching around the anus. It has many causes including excessive or inadequate wiping, moisture (chapped), sensitivity to scented toilet paper or laundry products, superficial yeast infection, and pinworms. Try to change your toileting habits, use a protective cream or anti-fungal cream. If these don't help see your doctor. ...Read more

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How is pruritus ani generally treated?

How is pruritus ani generally treated?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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Can I die from pruritus ani if I ignore it?

Can I die from pruritus ani if I ignore it?

No: Pruritis ani can be very frustrating (and itchy!) but rarely causes serious trouble. However if ignored, and scratched, it is possible to develop local secondary infection, and even abscess, so i don't recommend "ignoring" any persistant symptom: your body is trying to tell you something! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my pruritus ani go away?

How fast can I make my pruritus ani go away?

Quick with a cream: If your itching is from eczema or an irritant then a steroid cream could make your symptoms go away quickly. Make sure you do not have parasites causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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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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