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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
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
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
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
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
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