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Can vaseline soothe an itchy insect bite?

Can vaseline soothe an itchy insect bite?

Itchy skin: Moisturizers may help for itchy insect bite if the area is dry. For itching one needs a topical anti-itch cream such as Hydrocortisone or oral otc antihistamine. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

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


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Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Itching Skin: Yes. It can. Uv light may treat many problems that cause itching skin. So can medicated shampoos used as a soap once or twice after this kind of irritation. ...Read more

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Can jock itch infect the inside lobe of gauged ears? Will jock itch cream work on it?

Can jock itch infect the inside lobe of gauged ears? Will jock itch cream work on it?

Not likely: Fungal infections are not commen in this area. You need evaluation by your dermatiologist and a proper and appropriate skin care program instituted. ...Read more

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Slight foul/fishly odor...VERY itching vagina (around opening/lips), Monistat external OTC cream relieves itching temporarily,good chance its not std?

Slight foul/fishly odor...VERY itching vagina (around opening/lips), Monistat external OTC cream relieves itching temporarily,good chance its not std?

Vaginal infection: You may have developed bacterial vaginosis which is a vaginal infection. See your doctor to get evaluated as soon as possible as this would require a specific antibiotic treatment if present ...Read more

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I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts , face itches, inner ears itch. ?

I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts , face itches, inner ears itch. ?

Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other toxins and allergic offenders. You need a whopping dose of antihistamine now, say 10 mg cetirizine by mouth. I am worried a little about your chest pain, especially if you have asthma. Do you have an albuterol inhaler at home with spacer? ...Read more

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Rash on my inner thighs that will not travel to my penis. I have tried jock itch cream, tea tree oil soap, athlete foot spray. When scratched, area is very dry.?

Rash on my inner thighs that will not travel to my penis. I have tried jock itch cream, tea tree oil soap, athlete foot spray. When scratched, area is very dry.?

You state you : Have a rash, and you state you put athletes foot creams on it. Maybe, they don't get better because a rash is not a fungus. Usually, a rash is an inflammatory condition of the skin. You might want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If no improvement see the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further workup/evaluation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria (hives), etc. are all skin condition that you could be suffering from. Getting workup up by a specialist might provide more answers/treatments. ...Read more

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Athlete's foot/jock itch and sprays, what to do?

Athlete's foot/jock itch and sprays, what to do?

Athletes foot : You can try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream if it doesn't work see a podiatrist or a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Does antipyrine-benzocaine otic help for swimmers ear?

Does antipyrine-benzocaine otic help for swimmers ear?

Not an antibiotic: So will no clear the infection. It may numb it but it may also irritate the ear canal more. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Yes: But it will burn. Also please check the can to make sure about use around groin. ...Read more

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Can I use antibiotic cream for swimmers ear?

Can I use antibiotic cream for swimmers ear?

Doubtful: It may be difficult to get the cream dispersed well enough throughout the ear canal. Antibiotic otic (ear) drops work best. ...Read more

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Urethra swollen and itchy. Monistat cream not working! Help? OTC remedies?????

Urethra swollen and itchy. Monistat cream not working! Help? OTC remedies?????

Maybe not yeast: This may or may not be a yeast infection. If yeasts, some are resistant to Monistat and other "azole" drugs. Hard to recommend an OTC remedy when the cause isn't known. Best to see a doctor, but you could try vaginal boric acid capsules, which are available OTC and can help some yeast infections. For sure see a doctor if boric acid doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vigamox for swimmers ear?

Vigamox for swimmers ear?

Not a good choice: It is not a good choice as it is expensive, comes in 3ml bottle and cost about 80 to 100 dollars.There are better and cheaper choices for treating swimmers ears.Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Probably not: You're referring to the "chlorine" put in swimming pools, correct? A good topical antifungal such as tolnaftate is much less likely to injure you along with the fungi. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter stuff to relieve jock itch?

Jock itch: Since jock itch is a fungal infection, include good quantity of garlic in your food. Garlic has antifungal qualities. Apply honey and garlic alternatively on the infected skin.Diet to avoid: avoid eating refined carbohydrates, sugar and food items that contain yeasts. Avoid alcohol because it eventually converts to sugar. Your diet must contain a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Yes: They are all fungus and hence can all be treated with an antifungal. I woul advise washing hands though prior to applying the medication on the different body parts. ...Read more

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Ear pain/itching 5 days ago. Went to doc said it swimmers ear(didn't swim) Got drops lymph node behind ear is now swollen. No pain or itching though. ?

Ear pain/itching 5 days ago. Went to doc said it swimmers ear(didn't swim) Got drops lymph node behind ear is now swollen. No pain or itching though. ?

OK: here it is... SWIMMER'S EAR (Otitis Externa) which spreads to a lymph node REQUIRES ORAL ANTIBIOTICS!!!!! DROPS ARE NOT ENOUGH Call your Family Physician or Primary Care Provider for a Prescription or join HEALTH TAP PRIME. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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The side of pantie line itches what is it?

Itch: Pressure and warm sites tend to be susceptible areas for rash. Any rash can be itchy, although hives tend to be red, raised and mosquito-bite like rashes that are very itchy. Topical anti-itch cream is a start. If it doesn't resolve or spreads, see a doctor for a true diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

Itchy Back: Too bad i cannot see exactly where this itchy spot is on your back. If it's near the shoulder blade, on one side, there is a condition called brachioradial pruritus. It is thought that this condition may be a result of a long-ago injury to some of the vertebrae in your spine. Your general physician would be in better shape to see exactly where this "place" is. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My vaginal area itches why?

My vaginal area itches why?

Yeast infection: You most likely have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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I just stepped on something and it stung me, and it itches really bad, how should I treat it?

Baking soda: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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Why does my pearl tongue itches?

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Why does my pearl tongue itches?

Pearl piercing?: Some people are very allergic to the metals and materials in tongue piercing. Also, the hole around the piercing can get infected. Allergy and infection can cause the area to itch. Wound induced neuropathy can cause your tongue to itch. In general, tongue piercings put you at risk for many serious and annoying side effects. ...Read more

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My leg itches. What should I do?

Leg itches: Try to determine where your leg itches and if you see anything on the skin. So many possibilities. Try to figure it out. Post again with more information and help. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do u do when your sty itches?

What do u do when your sty itches?

Stye/Hordeolum: Which are infections of either an apocrine or sebaceous gland are usually easily treated. However, if you have persistent swelling and have followed the course of treatment prescribed, an incision and drainage may be indicated if resolution does not begin in the next 48-72 hours after warm compresses are started. ...Read more

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I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My clitoris itches and burns what is wrong?

My clitoris itches and burns what is wrong?

Most likely-: Irritation would be the most common cause, but others exist: chemical; yeast. See your gyn doc if it continues! ...Read more

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What should I do if my private area itches?

Itch: If your private area itches, see your Family Doc, as there are many causes and we need to make diagnosis before discussing treatment options. If you're female, have white cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge & just recently finished course of antibiotics (often for urinary tract infection), perhaps you have yeast infection which can be treated w/OTC options. Or could be jock itch or bug bites ... ...Read more

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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

Moisturize: This depends of what is the cause of itching. In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

Mostly from drying: There is that histamine release in people who exercise for the first time after prolonged time of not doing it. This opens up the blood vessels to allow evaporation and get rid of the heat. The histamine is an allergy component that allows other same chemicals to be released and cause itching but the drying and evaporation also causes the itching effect. ...Read more

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What is a red oval bump that itches on my back?

What is a red oval bump that itches on my back?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more