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My skin is always itchy. What can I do?

My skin is always itchy. What can I do?

Atopy?: The underlying causes should be evaluated by your dermatologist. The workup for itch can be extensive and multifactorial. The treatments also need to be individualized based on how you are presenting. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why is my skin always itchy and sometimes red?

Why is my skin always itchy and sometimes red?

Dry skin: The most common reason for itchy skin is dry skin or xerosis. When the skin becomes dry, it itches and with scratching, it becomes red. Beyond dry skin, there are a number of skin conditions such as eczema (allergic, irritant, contact) that need to be considered. An allergist or dermatologist can help find the cause of the itching, so an effective treatment can be found. ...Read more

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Urine smells like amonia why? My eyes are blurry at a distant skin is itchy always fatigued feet swollen 4 out of five days urinate at night a lot

Urine smells like amonia why? My eyes are blurry at a distant skin is itchy always fatigued feet swollen 4 out of five days urinate at night a lot

See commnt: Urine normally has ammoniacal odor with all the other symtoms, what is holding you from seeking medical help if you have no insurance, there are charity clinics thru churches, local health dept it is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing and examining you. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have lice or dandruff my head is always itchy?

How do you know if you have lice or dandruff my head is always itchy?

Examine your scalp: Lice lay eggs called nits on the hair near your scalp. Nits adhere to the hair while flakes from dandruff are easily brushed off. If you cannot wash or brush the particles off you may have lice. If you are not sure, see your doctor to confirm. The treatment for lice is sold over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body Itching not lup: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease (dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas. And thyroid diseases diabetes, and allergic reactio. ...Read more

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Right Inner ear always itchy and with flaky fry skin?

Infection: See your doctor for a culture of the flaky skin and evaluation. Sometimes a chronic infection always exuding may be the cause. Your doctor can get a culture and possibly refer you to and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if the right breast always itchy, the skin is becoming darker and 'lumpy'?

See a physician: A local, nodular (lumpy) rash that has lasted for a long while, is never normal. It can be just the result of local irritation, but there are other, more serious possibilities. See your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Likewise my mom, I hv severe eczema in genital area for years;always itchy when sweating, skin in this area are darkened. Is it hereditary? Medicine?

Likewise my mom, I hv severe eczema in genital area for years;always itchy when sweating, skin in this area are darkened. Is it hereditary? Medicine?

Eczema: Eczema is a multifactorial disease. Many genetic abnormalities might play a role in its pathology either hereditary or new mutation. One of those that has been identified to be associated with severe eczema is a mutation in a skin protein called filagrin, which helps maintaining the skin integrity. Regardless, moisturizer ; antiinflammatory meds are main treatment. See an allergist ordermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

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My areolas are always itchy?

My areolas are always itchy?

Irritation...: Dry, irritated skin can be caused by many things. Causes could be various - fabric of your bra, detergents used to clean your clothes, soap used, hydration status, chronic skin conditions. Start with hypoallergenic moisturizing, fragrance/dye free soaps, cotton bras and see if that helps. If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my itchy head?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy growths all over skin? Aks?

Itchy growths all over skin? Aks?

Difficult to say: Aks are not usually itchy. But they can be. If they are "all over" meaning they are also on skin usually covered by clothing then that makes them less likely to be aks. I would suggest you have them examined. ...Read more

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Head & skin has been really itchy why?

Head & skin has been really itchy why?

Lots of possibilitie: There are many possible reasons for your symptoms. The ones that you will need to be aggressive about and treat are lice or scabies. These are both infestations that feed off your blood and can be spread to others by physical contact. Lice in the scalp can often be seen moving on the hair shafts and nits are seen attached to the hair itself. Scabies has burrows often on the fingers and genitals. ...Read more