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Treatment Of Itchy Skin
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
Itchy skin allergy. Already using benadryl and clarityn but no permanent solution. Any permanent treatment possible.
Identify trigger: The key to successful outcomes in allergies is identification of the trigger so avoidance measures can be taken. Medications like antihistamines may help reduce itching, but if exposure to the trigger is ongoing, there will not be a permanent solution. A dermatologist or allergist may be able to identify the trigger for you. ...Read more
Hi, so I developed some an itchy skin rash. It's on my arms and its slowely spreading to my hands. It gets worse after I workout. Any treatment?
Consider hydrocort: Hydrocortisone is a possible treatment for symptoms until you can complete a full medical evaluation. A good MD history and physical examination would be appropriate to further determine the actual diagnosis. Do you have eczema or allergies that you know of. Additional history you can provide as well as a picture would be recommended. ...Read more
I keep getting flare ups of dry puffy itchy skin under and above eyes. What are the causes and treatment. I have tried vaseline and hydrocortisone?
Many: Allergic reaction to cosmetics and/or incompletely dried nail polish comes to mind. As long as you are exposed to them, the problem will not go away. Consult a dermatologist if changing eye cosmetics does not help. Note that it will likely take a week for you to see any improvement if the cosmetic is the cause. ...Read more
Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
I have flare ups of red, itchy skin with bumps on my face. I think it could be rosacea. Any natural treatments i can try?
Red itchy skin: Try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer to get rid of redness and itchiness. ...Read more
Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more
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