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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Pruritus Gravidarum

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What's the best treatment to get rid of pruritus ani?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pruritus ani?

Find cause: Immediate treatment can consist of topical steroids swell as supposotories. For more resistant case intralesional or systemic steroids can be helpful. An examination of the sigmoid colon for any underlying problems as well as an evaluation for food sensitivities or external factors my be ne eeesary to alleviate the problem long term. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

Thorough Hair Wash: The treatment is three folds; 1. Don't use the oil for hair untill the ithcy scalp is treated. 2. Use medicated shampoos like polytar (coal tar) thrice a week to wash hairs thoroughly. 3. Always rinse the hairs thoroughly before applying shampoo. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of itchy and burning dry skin??

What is the treatment of itchy and burning dry skin??

Itchy & burning skin: Your doc or a dermatologist will determine if your skin need medical treatment. Beyond that, low vitamin B 12 can produce itching as can dry winter heat in homes. Sesame oil directly on the skin can help. Avoid skin lotions containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Caregiving an elderly loved one in my home. Now getting itchy all over. Cause? Treatment?

Caregiving an elderly loved one in my home. Now getting itchy all over. Cause? Treatment?

Scabies or bedbugs?: Be vigilant for rash around pant line, nipples and in between finger webs. Scabies can be the great masquerader- often missed and spread around easily by caregivers. If there is an animal like a dog around, check for mange- it is communicable to humans as well. Treatment is easy and safe. If there is a chance of bed bugs (look at mattresses, sheets blood spots); look for the bugs closely. ...Read more

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I have itchy elbows, red with white bumps and scaliness. What is the best ointment/treatment?

I have itchy elbows, red with white bumps and scaliness. What is the best ointment/treatment?

Psoriasis: Most likely psoriasis, from your description, although we'd have to see it to be sure. The over-the-counter ointments are not much use against it, unless it's really mild; you'll need to see a dermatologist to get a prescription. ...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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Shower after sex at night by am im itchy I shower again it is gone in hours. Almost ready to do a yeast treatment for the heck of it.?

Shower after sex at night by am im itchy I shower again it is gone in hours. Almost ready to do a yeast treatment for the heck of it.?

Good idea...: Yeast infections can flare quite fast after intercourse. Getting treated for yeast is a good idea and might solve the problem. If it doesn't work, you will need to see a Gyn for an exam because the other things that can cause it are hard to self-diagnose. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment?

Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment?

Deer fly: That sounds like a deer fly bite -which can be painful. They can cause allergic reactions - and depending on your history of allergy you may need to be exceptionally careful. If it's not getting better, then you need to get evaluated. Warning signs would be feeling lightheaded, breathing problems, the development of hives, nausea/vomiting, rapid heart rate etc. Try some ice and maybe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now ...Read more

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I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy. What is the best treatment?

I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy. What is the best treatment?

Repeat injections: Intralesion corticosteroid injection, such as triamcinilone, remain the most effective non-surgical treatment for keloids and are also fo benefit to prevent new keloid formation following surgical removal. Most likely your keloid is back because the injection treatment was stopped once a good response was noted but before the keloid had been fully treated. Additional injections may be needed. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

Hard to tell: Without examination, however you can have a shower, apply OTC hydrocortisone 1? , like anti-itch cream, and take an OTC antihistamine, unless contraindicated, if no improvement or getting worse, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea treatment make my anus itchy?

Can gonorrhea treatment make my anus itchy?

Yes: Places that are healing, especially skin and where skin meets mucous membranes, tend to itch. If that's where your infection was and you're not getting a rash there, then it will settle down in a few days. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry 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

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Itchy rash on top of butt from sweat, treatment?

Itchy rash on top of butt from sweat, treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Eyes are itchy/ really puffy, cause and treatment?

Eyes are itchy/ really puffy, cause and treatment?

Allergies: Most likely allergies. Try cool compresses. - antihistamine eye drops are very effective for itching due to allergies. There are many over the counter oral medications that may help. ...Read more