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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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Why does codeine make your head itchy?

Codeine: Codeine is a narcotic and can cause itchiness. It is thought to be the effect of histamine release. ...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

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

Eczema, contact demat: The commonest cause is eczema, and it can be due to contact dermatitis to several allegens, like plants, detergents, soaps or any other product comes in contact with skin, as well as climate and sun exposure, food allergies, use of heat and airconditioning in home. ...Read more

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My skin has dry itchy spots what can I do?

My skin has dry itchy spots what can I do?

Eczema or psoriasis?: How it to your doc or check on the 'net. These are different and are treated differently!
They can both be treated with topical medicines. See your doc and a good dermatologist if he/she is not sure! They are both treatable. ...Read more

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Why when im running my skin get all itchy?

Sweat: Sweat can make your skin itchy. Some people are also sensitive to heating of their skin, like w hot baths. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc.
Only your dr can make an accurate dx.
Take care! ...Read more

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My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

Seborrhic Dermatitis: It seems you may have Seborrhic Dermatitis.Yoy can try Selsun Blue Shampoo and if no improvement consult your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more

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Scratching! Can't stop. Dry skin. Too itchy?

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

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Why do I have skin itchiness during ovulation?

Why do I have skin itchiness during ovulation?

Sometimes it can: Lead to histamine release in your body that can cause temporary itching. Make sure you are not having an allergic reaction to something else. ...Read more

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I am feeling itchy under the skin, what to do?

See a dermatologist: Evaluation of generalized itch in absence of any rash can be very difficult but may be extremely important to you. There are numerous possible causes, some serious. When you go, bring all pills, vitamins, creams, copies of blood tests, xrays. ...Read more