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What is a causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

What is a causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Fungus: Any dermatitis for that matter can cause itching. A sunburn can cause itching, any response that will cause inflammation can cause itching. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Ointment for vulva itching and rashes. ?

Ointment for vulva itching and rashes. ?

Vulva rash: Rash around vulva could be due to fungal infection ( thrush ) , herpes, lichen sclerosis, pubic lice, scabies, dermatitis etc. Antifungal cream can be tried but if not improving please consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Allergy,infection: Causes include scabies, a mite infection, a reaction to a medication, a reaction to laundry detergent, fabric softener, new clothing. In addition it could be sign of eczema where rash is not yet apparent. If significant and not improved with otc cream see dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Treatment for itching vaginal area?

Treatment for itching vaginal area?

Evaluation: It's best, at 66, to be seen by a doctor for vaginal itching. Most common reason, of course, would be yeast infection. Other possibilities would be lichen sclerosis or vaginal atrophy, for example. A doctor with an exam, however, can give you the best possible assessment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.

Lots of itching, burning & redness in perineum for several months. Ideas? Use moisturizer, triamcinolone. Clobetasol works. Skin is very sensitive.

Overuse?: May have used the steroids for too long. Time to get an examination by a physician to direct further care. sooner than later to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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Reasons for feet peeling?

Reasons for feet peeling?

Many reasons: There can be many reasons for the skin peeling of your foot. The most common is probably an athletes foot infection. Or it may just be dry skin. ...Read more

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What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read more

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What are possible causes and treatments for anal itching?

What are possible causes and treatments for anal itching?

At least 5 causes: Causes--most commonly results from failure to clean the area after a bowel movement. Others inclued some foods and drinks that may irritate the anus, some powerful antibiotics, chemical irritation or skin allergy in the anal area, and intense cleaning after a bowel movement. Less often, an anal itch may be a symptom of an illness that affects the anal area. The treatment would depend on the cause. ...Read more

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Unexplainable itching all over? My clothes, bedding, hair and body are clean. Tablets help but if stopped, itching returns. Itching creates red area.


Unexplainable itching all over? My clothes, bedding, hair and body are clean. Tablets help but if stopped, itching returns. Itching creates red area.

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

Where?: Where is this occurring. If it's your face, you probably have seborrheic dermatitis, which can be treated with one cream. See a dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more

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Non itching hives appear on skin for no reason? What could this be?

Non itching hives appear on skin for no reason? What could this be?

Rash: Hives usually present as red, raised, itchy lesions that can be small or large. "Hives" are often used non-specifically to describe many different skin lesions so I would have your rash looked at directly in order to make the correct diagnosis. Hives do tend to itch and individual lesions usually appear and resolve completely within 24 hours. See your doctor for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are common causes and treatments for my itchy rash?

Depends: Allergies. Chemical contact. Dry skin. Sensitive skin. Dry air. Allergy to a medication. Allergy to makeup. All possible causes. Treatment would depend on the cause. ...Read more

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more