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Severe Itching (Overview)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an urge to scratch skin.


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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 (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

Severe Itching (Overview)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an urge to scratch skin.


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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 (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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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?

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 (cetirizine). 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 (diphenhydramine) 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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Help! What could be causing this severe itching?

There are many, many: Cause of itching. There simply is not enough info here to be able to identify the cause of your itching. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching for 6-7 years?

What to do if I have severe itching for 6-7 years?

Get it medically: Evaluated. Do you have a rash or other lesions? Is this generalized or in just one specific location? History needs to be taken and this needs to be visualized with possible lab tests to obtain an accurate assessment. Take Care. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Change medication: If medication is prescription there are other similar ones that could help that have fewer side effects. You may be allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Severe itching?

What is the definition or description of: Severe itching?

Severe itching: Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an urge to scratch skin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching daily every evening!?

What to do if I have severe itching daily every evening!?

See dermatologist: Dry skin is a common cause for generalized itching. If applying a moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing does not help. See a dermatologist. ...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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What might bring about my severe itching over every single part of my entire body!?

What might bring about my severe itching over every single part of my entire body!?

Many potential cause: Need to see an allergist or dermatologist to sort this out since there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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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 (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause severe itching?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin. It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Severe itching on chest and back?

Need more info: How long has this been present? Any other areas of the body involved? New clothing, laundry soap, or bedsheets? Could be contact dermatitis or allergic reaction to one of the above, or something else, but would probably involve the entire body if allergy to something taken orally, like food or medicine. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (no rx needed) can help relieve symptoms, but finding/stopping cause is better! ...Read more

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Is severe itching common with jra?

Is severe itching common with jra?

Not with JRA per se: Itching is not a usual symptom of jra. It may be a reaction to some medication. You may wish to consult this site for more information.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001487/. ...Read more

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How to stop persistent, severe itching? Gold powder

Cause?: It will depend on cause - allergy, drug reaction, infection. Cold compresses and Hydrocortisone will give you temporary relief. If it persists see md to evaluate and treat for possible infection or allergy. ...Read more

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I got a vulvovaginitis severe itching in night what to do?

I got a vulvovaginitis severe itching in night what to do?

Get tested: You need to find out the cause by seeing your provider, but now try a warm sitz bath 3x a day until the exam. ...Read more

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I have severe itching on my palms. Any tips to deal with this?

I have severe itching on my palms. Any tips to deal with this?

Actually: I would have this medically checked to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have severe itching throughout the day. Consulted few docs as well but all in vain. Symptoms says chronic urticeria. Plz help what do I do.

Itch without rash: Rashes like eczema, urticaria (hives), and just plain dryness can cause itching. If there is no rash, severe generalized itching needs a workup by your doctor as soon as possible. Many different causes like anemia, kidney or liver problems, thyroid disease, diabetes, rheumatologic conditions, autoimmune skin diseases, medications, parasites, even some cancers like lymphoma can cause itching. ...Read more

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What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

Itching wrists feet: Nothing in particular. Consider things you are touching or coming in contact with. If no answers present themselves, them it's off to the dermatologist you go. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more