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Recurring Itching Skin
My husband has had a reoccurring skin rash on his back, chest, butt, between legs, face since 15yrs old. Itches very bad. Red raised patches.
Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more
Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer