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Sarcoidosis Itchy Skin
What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat, when on holiday abroad I have to s?
Sun allergy?: Some people can be allergic to the sun. The only way to prevent this is to cover up and try to avoid exposure as best you can. Antihistamines don't really work for this. ...Read more
For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?
Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds. Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more
Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free (like Cetaphil or Vanicream). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more
Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the skin. Less common could be thyroid disease or blood disorder so see your doctor if the condition continues. ...Read more
Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more
Possibly but...: Although the brain can produce sensations associated with itching without a skin condition, the first step is to evaluate the many skin-related causes. Discuss it with your primary care doc. ...Read more
Tapeworm Side Effect:
Reading through the list of symptoms, you'll understand why the signs of a tapeworm infection are often misdiagnosed. You are your own best advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment.
tapeworm segments on clothes or in feces. ...Read more
Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more