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Severe Itching (Overview)

Severe itching is a symptom in which a person has extreme itching on part or all of his body. Itching can be due to allergic reactions, drug side effects, skin rashes, etc.


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What causes severe itching on your scrottum?

What causes severe itching on your  scrottum?

Itchy Scrotum: Improving hygiene is one of the best ways to treat an itchy scrotum. Shower daily and use a mild soap to wash the genital area. Sometimes the itchiness is caused by perfumes or dyes, so use white, fragrance-free soap. Wear looser underwear and pants to allow ample oxygen to the area. Use a mild lotion for dry skin. A mild prescription cortisone is also helpful suc as prescription Locoid lotion. ...Read more

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Severe Itching (Overview)

Severe itching is a symptom in which a person has extreme itching on part or all of his body. Itching can be due to allergic reactions, drug side effects, skin rashes, etc.


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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats. ?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats. ?

Cholinergic ?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec. It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Pruritus: In my practice and most common cause of pruritus is too frequent bathing. You should definitely talk to the dermatologist about this and see if she/he can give you advice on the right to take care of your skin. There may be other causes so they will look. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

Drug allergy: Itching and rash may be a sign of an allergic reaction to one of the drugs being used to treat tuberculosis. You should talk to your doctor about these signs and symptoms, the drugs may need to be changed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of severe. Jock itch?

OTC vs RX: The questions is...Over the counter or precripton. Over the counter products are fairly good - creams, powders, and sprays. However, they sometimes do not kill the specific fungus. If 2 weeks of use does not clear it up, try a different product. Still not working....Get a prescription. Also, keeping the area clean, dry, and cool as possible is essential. ...Read more

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats. ?

Cholinergic ?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec. It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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How do I relieve severe itching?

Itch relief: Is this isolated itching with no rash, no skin yellowing, no nausea, no loss of appetite, no difficulty breathing? If so, you can take Benadryl to help with itching. Believe it or not, acupuncture can be great for itching. If you have other generalized symptoms or the itching does not resolve, please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Severe itching on underarms.Plz help?

Severe itching on underarms.Plz help?

Change deodorant: If there is an accompanying rash with your itching your deodorant may be the cause. Clothing can also cause this problem. Try otc cortisone cream, if no relief within a week consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be causing this severe itching?

What can be causing this severe itching?

Lots of things: You have to be evaluated in person by your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm passing a lot of white along with severe itching what is this?

I'm passing a lot of white along with severe itching what is this?

Discharge: It certainly could be a yeast infection, but it also could be from other causes. In my practice, if you have never had this kind of discharge I recommend you be seen so we can evaluate it and see exactly what it is. If we have treated it before then we will treat it without checking. Therefore since you have not had it before you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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