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Vicious cycle: This is fairly common. Something (could be anything) triggered itching, so you scratched it, which made it itch more, which makes you scratch more, and on and on. The solution is to stop scratching, which breaks the cycle. I realize that is hard. A dermatologist can give you creams and anti-itch medications to help you. Aveeno oatmeal baths will help as well. ...Read more
I have an anal fissure its getting worst cause I always scratch it.Is there anything beside topic drugs to treat or remove it?
Yes: One option is surgery. The other option to consider before surgery is Botox injection in the anus. This is done in the office and in many cases helps the anal fissure to heal. This procedure is done by colorectal surgeons. It is better to see a colorectal surgeon to make sure that this is really anal fissure and no other problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Chiggers to not burrow into the skin. They get in a hair follicle put a proboscis in to the skin and emit a substance into the skin that makes a solution they eat. It is the substance that causes the irritation. Scratching does not make them spread. There are many home remedies to get rid of them. Rubbing alcohol, cover with nail polish, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does this tend to: be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more
What does it mean when I am itchy and i scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin ? I have a picture how do i send it to you ?
Hypersensitivity: Your skin is in a state of hypersensitivity to pressures on it causing hivelike swellings and angioedema reactions. There is something of an allergic reaction causing this hypersensitivity. Taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin (loratadine) may help. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more
With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?
Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more
See below: If it's merely a scratch, keeping the area clean and dry should be all that is necessary. If things worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The best way to avoid or minimizing scar formation is to allow wounds to heal naturally if possible. Any wound may leave a scar, but if a scab is irritated ('picked at) it could become infected, stay inflamed and irritated, and the constant re-injury will increase the likelihood of a scar or worse scar. ...Read more
Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more
I have a scar from a mosquito bite and 2 scars from the bandaid treating the bite I scratched. It has been 2 years and the scars aren't gone. Why?
Normal: Scars are often permanent. They may decrease in size over time, but they're made of tissue that is meant to be as permanent as your original skin. This is normal. If you are concerned with the appearance, consider seeing a dermatologist to discuss your options. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a big lump on my back of neck and it gives out yellow stuff when ever i scratch it what treatments should I have doctor?
See A DOCTOR: Would see a dermatologist or surgeon depending on its size and have it drained or excised. ...Read more
Scratch to the face: Obviously a scratch to the face is a concern as it could affect 'beauty'. The best treatment is to keep infection away-- hopefully the area was washed after the event.An antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin can b used several times a day for a day or two. What caused the injury? Because if it was an animal, that should be watched for rabies. In the Phils, 1 in 1000 rabies cases is caused by scratch ...Read more