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Stretch marks on my back and skin getting scratchy for no reason. Why?

Stretch marks on my back and skin getting scratchy for no reason. Why?

What's your age?: Stretch marks can show up on the back during puberty or adolescence, pregnancy, or taking male hormones. They could also show up it there's been weight gain. Itchy skin could be related to dryness. If these conditions don't apply, there's a possibility of a hormone imbalance, like a thyroid or adrenal gland mnalfunction. Those would have to be ruled out by blood tests and physical exam. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks are a condition where the skin is stretched by weight gain or during pregnancy, leaving slightly indented lines where the surface layer of ...Read more


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For what reason does my skin get itchy from dampness?

For what reason does my skin get itchy from dampness?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Why are my old stretch marks so itchy and has rashes?? And how do you know you are getting stretch marks?

Why are my old stretch marks so itchy and has rashes?? And how do you know you are getting stretch marks?

Local irritation : Sometimes they become dry and irritated causing itching. Sometimes they can become infected with normal yeast that is on your skin. Can try moisturizer several times a day in addition to any athletes foot cream 2-3 times a day for 2-3weeks. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have on my butt from the crack to my inner thighs its itchy dry n it looks like stretch marks where the rash is located is it herpes?

I have on my butt from the crack to my inner thighs its itchy dry n it looks like stretch marks where the rash is located is it herpes?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having some weird rashes on both side of my legs on my stretch marks. they're really itchy too... What is it and what can I do to cure it.

I've been having some weird rashes on both side of my legs on my stretch marks. they're really itchy too... What is it and what can I do to cure it.

Rashes: This would actually need to be evaluated to get a better idea of the cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

Stretch marks: These can be due to several things including weight gain most commonly. I'm not really sure that they're related to the spots, though. If you have gained weight there are skin changes that can raise the question of diabetes perhaps you can upload a picture? ...Read more

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My body feel itchy without any reason. I try fasting to see whether im allergic to certain food. But i still get the itchyness..

My body feel itchy without any reason. I try fasting to see whether im allergic to certain food. But i still get the itchyness..

Itchy skin: Most common cause of itch all over is dry skin. If moisturizing with a fragrance-free cream, switching to a gentle soap like dove for sensitive skin or cetaphil bar, and not using a washcloth/sponge/scrubbie does not help the itch very quickly, please see your dermatologist. There are many causes of allover itch that does not have a rash that need to be investigated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My son, 4yrs old is having recurrent cough and his skin is itchy dry and patchy. What could be the reason and available treatment options?

My son, 4yrs old is having recurrent cough and  his skin is itchy dry and patchy. What could be the reason and available treatment options?

Likely unrelated: Itchy dry skin can improve using any moisturizing agent like Gold Bond lotion or whatever similar product you have in your country. Recurrent cough can be related to too many issues to cover in a simple answer.The first issue I would address is any exposure to fumes/smoke/fragrances/dust and similar irritants that can trigger cough in anyone.Reducing such exposures is a good first step. ...Read more

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My ears get very itchy inside and becomes very annoying what is the reason for itchy ears constantly ?Is their anything that i could do for that?

My ears get very itchy inside and becomes very annoying what is the reason for itchy ears constantly ?Is their anything that i could do for that?

Yes: It is very possible that you may have an infection of the ear canals called otitis externa or as it is often known as "swimmer's ear". Usually this comes from trapped water in ear canal causing an infection in underlying skin of canal see your dr and see if you have this if so can be treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more