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My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

No but: get labs ; tsh[thyoid stimulating hormone],cbc,cmp, hepatitis panel. try diphenhydramine[benadryl] 25-50 mg 2-3x/day , might make you sleepy or lesssedating one in daytime like claritin, zyrtec,allegra. skin creams or petroleum jelly for dry skin and hydrocortisone cream 10% for itchy arease up to 2 weeks/month.see allergist if persist , be sure not allergic to something ...Read more

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What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

What kind of hemorrhoids do I have it itches and bleed?

Symptomatic : You have symptomatic hemorhoids. Depending on the severity, they can be treated with medicine or surgery. Your surgeon will be able to help you decide. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? If you are not picking at it and it does not heal, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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I am having pain and itching around my anus. No bleeding.It itches and hurts when I use toilet or sit. I don't feel any lumps.

I am having pain and itching around my anus. No bleeding.It itches and hurts when I use toilet or sit. I don't feel any lumps.

Hemorrhoids: It sounds like you have hemorrhoids causing your symptoms, but the pain could be secondary to an anal fissure or even a perirectal abscess. See your doctor for a proper exam of the area if the symptoms persisit. ...Read more

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I have a raised bump on my outer thigh - it's been scabbed up for the last month and a half and itches like crazy! (With minor bleeding) ideas? Thanks

I have a raised bump on my outer thigh - it's been scabbed up for the last month and a half and itches like crazy! (With minor bleeding) ideas? Thanks

See dermatologist: I always recommend anything that has tendency to scab and bleed get seen by a dermatologist. Better to be safe and you live in sunny area which leads to higher risk of skin cancer, but it is not necessarily that, but best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I think I have pimples in my vagina that causes bleeding when i scratch them because it itches me. I have been having this for 4 yrs now i need help?

I think I have pimples in my vagina that causes bleeding when i scratch them because it itches me. I have been having this for 4 yrs now i need help?

Get tested.: Vagina's do not typically get pimples. I am more concerned that what you are describing can be an infection like herpes. These can be little pimple like lesions that hurt or itch. They can bleed when scratched. A simple swab (viral culture of rapid test) can tell you if it is herpes. If not, having a look by a doctor can set you down the right path to cure. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more