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Stinging nettle applied topical for itching scrotum?

Stinging nettle applied topical for itching scrotum?

Cause: You should check with your doctor. In your age group, it may be due to other causes that stinging nettle won't help (fungus "jock itch"). You need to treat the cause. Stinging nettle will only decrease the itching. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash ...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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Eczema rash, burning and itchy. What's best treatment?

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Eczema rash, burning and itchy. What's best treatment?

Usually a medicated : Otc cortisone may help but if not see your doc. ...Read more

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What does a stinging nettle rash look like?

What does a stinging nettle rash look like?

Used to get this in: Scotland - owie ! the stinging nettle (urtica dioida) contains different chemicals depending on the subspecies, which can include: serotonin, histamine, formic acide, acetylcholine, moroidin ; leukotrienes. Small hair- like needles inject chemical into the skins which causes redness, swelling (welts) intense pain ; possibly itching. It may take minutes to days to resolve. ...Read more

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Red burning itching rash around mouth. Stings. What will soothe?

Red burning itching rash around mouth. Stings. What will soothe?

Perioral dermatitis: The word ‘perioral’ means ‘around the mouth’ while dermatitis stands for ‘inflammation of the skin’. It is actually an inflammation of the facial skin due to the development of small eruptions around the mouth. It is commonly seen in young women. But it sometimes also affects men. In this condition, you can see papules or tiny red bumps around the lips. There is also a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Use monistat for vaginal itching, skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, red or bluish purple) , burning sensation, vaginal irritation?

Use monistat for vaginal itching, skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, red or bluish purple) , burning sensation, vaginal irritation?

Vaginal rash: Be checked. Your description of blisters would make you worry about herpes. The treatment for this is medication. All the best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing  skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse , folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help , or autoimmune process . or food intolerence- gluten, milk . Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Do all yeast infection medicine give you the burning, itchy, stinging feeling?

Do all yeast infection medicine give you the burning, itchy, stinging feeling?

Yeast infection: It sounds like you must be talking about a topical cream or suppository. I recommend you see a doctor and get a prescription for an oral medication to kill the yeast. ...Read more

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What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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All over arms, legs & body, I get really annoying itching + stinging sensation. The stinging/tingling also feels like it's burning :(

All over arms, legs & body, I get really annoying itching + stinging sensation. The stinging/tingling also feels like it's burning :(

Many : This could be many things and neurologic disorder anxiety medications or an amounts of chemicals in your body like magnesium calcium glucose potassium.Really need to see a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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Extreme burning sensation with rash on face, maybe allergic to petroleum?

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Extreme burning sensation with rash on face, maybe allergic to petroleum?

Irritant: A contact allergy usually itches but an irritant one (including sunburn) would cause burning. I suspect that you are using something irritating (acne products?) on the face leading to the burning. Allergy to petrolatum is rare. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash all over associated with bug bites, remedy?

I have itchy rash all over associated with bug bites, remedy?

Orals and topicals: I would start with oral antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec as well as topicals such as Hydrocortisone ointment. All are over the counter. Seek medical care if any fever, oozing or draining of the skin or lack of improvement in 3-5 days or if worsening. Feel better ...Read more

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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. Id reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain with urination (quality: stinging or burning sensation) and skin rash (quality: itchiness) .

I am experiencing  pain with urination (quality: stinging or burning sensation)  and skin rash (quality: itchiness) .

Few things here: For the urinary symptoms you will need to see your doctor for testing the urine to see if you have an infection. Remember to drink your water. For the rah you need to give a good description of the rash like how does it look, does it spread, when did it come. So ask doctor to look at it when you go fir your urine ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more