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Skin Is Always Itchy
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
Dermatographism: A form of urticaria in which whealing occurs in the site and in the configuration of application of stroking (pressure, friction) of the skin. The resulting white line response appears early in flares of atopic dermatitis. Synonym(s): autographism, factitious urticaria, skin writing, white dermatographism and physical urticaria. ...Read more
Itchy scrotal skin: Itchy scrotal skin can have a number of causes, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, candida infections. Even some benign growths on scrotal skin like angiokeratomas, tiny little purple papules, can cause itching. One must be careful with using cortisone cream in this area as the skin is thin and delicate, and cortisone can cause thinning in a short period of time. ...Read more
?dry skin: Excessively dry skin may be due to exposure to excessive dry heat at home or work, excessive exposure to Sun and wind, overexposure to frequent bathing and harsh soaps, dehydration from certain diseases like diabetes or underactive thyroid. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Really rough patch of dry skin my skin is normally dry but this is different crack in skin layers of skin came off is not forming s scab?
Try Aquaphor: Try aquaphor healing ointment, but if it worsens see a dermatologist. ...Read more
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. See the doctor soon. ...Read more
Very red itchy vaginal area. The skin is broken and bleeding even though I'm not scratching. There is no discharge. Only extremely red and itchy. Why?
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.
Can not be diagnosed: Using this forum. Encourage you to be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe and is associated with itching. See an allergist or dermatologist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My vagina lips are itchy the skin is peeling but no burning or unnatural discharge is according what could it be?
Don't know: I don't know but a GYN MD exam by a physician who can see and identify the problem will know. See one soon. ...Read more
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I am experiencing skin rash which is Red in colour and under the skin, it is not itchy. It fades often but reappears after smoking
Rash: I'm not aware of rashes caused by smoking regular cigarettes, but rashes after smoking weed can definitely occur. I may sound judgemental but either way, it's a great opportunity for you to give up the smoking habit. ...Read more