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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Can a virus cause me to itch. I also have a bad cough?

Can a virus cause me to itch. I also have a bad cough?

Yes: A virus can give you these symptoms. If they persist or worsen you might make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

If: If you are referring to scabies (which is not a virus but a mite) you can try an over the counter Permethrin cream as directed. All sick contacts should be treated as well. In addition wash all bedding, clothes, etc. In very hot water.
I hope you find relief soon. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

I: I assume you are talking about scabies infection caused by the human itch mite, sarcoptes scabeii. These infestations are caused from contact with an infected person (or their clothing, towels, linens, etc.). The best way to get rid of this infestation is to see a dermatologist and get a prescription such as Permethrin cream. There is also a pill that can work to clear the infestation. It is imperative that any persons that are itching in your household also be treated. Lastly, all linens, bedsheets, etc. Used in the last 48 hours must be laundered. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Son had his arms, legs and face covered in little bunps that itches like crazy. Now it's feels like they all scabbed over. Allergic reaction or virus?

Son had his arms, legs and face covered in little bunps that itches like crazy. Now it's feels like they all scabbed over. Allergic reaction or virus?

Hard to say: To get the most from this site you need to provide adequate background information with questions. You have not provided the kids age, how this started, what you have done to date, any exposures, etc. These are all important. A better history and exam could sort this out. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing abnormal odor and itching. I don't feel pain or have lesions. But I'm terrified of viruses like hiv. Could I have trich?

I've been experiencing abnormal odor and itching. I don't feel pain or have lesions. But I'm terrified of viruses like hiv. Could I have trich?

Rather than: Guess about gynecological symptoms - it would be in your best interest to have this worked up by your physician or at an STD clinic. Take care. ...Read more

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My son is 4yrs old. Has coxasockie virus. With bad blisters on his feet and hands. .. Screaming and crying from the itching. What do you recommend?

My son is 4yrs old. Has coxasockie virus. With bad blisters on his feet and hands. .. Screaming and crying from the itching. What do you recommend?

Hand Foot and Mouth: Give him claritin syrup 2tsp once daily and you can rub some aquaphor or aveeno (oatmeal) lotion directly on to the blisters. Not a good idea to use a cortisone cream since it is a virus the body is attacking and no treatment for it. ...Read more

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6 yr old with coxsackie a virus. Given prednisinne n keflex. Within 24 hours hives. Now on benadryl/zantac/tylenol. Itching still bad. Other meds try?

6 yr old with coxsackie a virus. Given prednisinne n keflex. Within 24 hours hives. Now on benadryl/zantac/tylenol. Itching still bad. Other meds try?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling, hot, itches on the face?

What can cause tingling, hot, itches on the face?

One side or both?: Tingling & burning on 1 side of the face (either left or right) could be a sign of Bell's palsy or a problem with the VII (facial) nerve. Very rarely wd this affect both sides. Herpes zoster works the same way. If you have Sx on both sides, then consider a skin problem or systemic condition Hope this helps, & good luck. You shd see a doctor or go to HealthTap Prime to get a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

Leg lump: Could be a new boil that initially swells and stretches skin and itches like zits, could be a fatty tumor, if stays and gets bigger, needs doctor visit... ...Read more

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My back itches whenever I get warm! What causes this?

My back itches whenever I get warm! What causes this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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My body itches but don't have a rash what can be the cause?

Insects, Allergy: Allergy to food, infectious mites, perfume, cologne, shaving lotion, air purifiers to name a few.
Take a look around you and see if you may be doing something different than before you started with the itching. You might still break out with a rash. See a doctor to get it cleared up quickly. ...Read more

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Is it true epidurals can cause irritating itches? If so, how long does it last?

Is it true epidurals can cause irritating itches? If so, how long does it last?

Yes: Some of the medications that can be used in epidural and spinal anesthesia can cause itching in some patients. This is not hard to treat though. There are several medications that can be given for itching if it happens. ...Read more

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Whenever I take my bath in the morning, my body itches me. What is d cause and solution?

Whenever I take my bath in the morning, my body itches me. What is d cause and solution?

It could be: Sensitivity of your skin to the water, soap shampoo and its chemicals. Hopefully this article will give u useful tips. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/525302-reasons-for-itchy-skin-after-a-shower/. ...Read more

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Can you help me? My Ariola Is swollen, but it's only red and it itches, what causes this

Can you help me? My Ariola Is swollen, but it's only red and it itches, what causes this

Swollen areola: Itching is actually a minor form of pain. Swelling and redness may indicate an infection. Check with your PCP. ...Read more

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Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?

Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?

Rapid drying.: Evaporation is a cooling process. If you're sweating in cold weather it causes the skin to dry fast which can cause itchiness. ...Read more

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What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

Question diagnosis: Psoriasis usually improves in warm weather and does not intensely itch as a rule. The are several skin conditions that can resemble psoriasis. Get another dermatologic opinion.. ...Read more

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Whole body itches morning after sleep? What can cause this?

Mites: Likely it is caused by mites or lice in your bedclothes - wash sheets regularly. ...Read more

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Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Leg itching: Is it discolored? Could be a bite mosquito/ spider or fungal rash or the beginning of folliculitis / abscess- a bacterial infection or eczema or dry skin or erythema nodosum a reactive -immunologic rash to infection. Would follow up with doc/ urgent care. ...Read more

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Hi What are the possible causes of a lump in the spine that itches which goes in an hr or so but comes randomly again anytime. Thanks.

Lumps and bumps: Orthopedic surgeons have a standard work up for all lumps and bumps. Most likely it is a lipoma which is harmless however you should see your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon for appropriate imaging studies. ...Read more

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My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

Generalized Itch: A generalized itch without a rash can be due to something as minor as dry skin but also may signal an internal problem such as kidney problems, liver problems, iron deficiency, hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism or even some cancers. During the winter its best to limit length and temperature of showers, soap use and immediately apply a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?

What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?

Usually the work up: For pruritus differs if it lasts less or more than 6 weeks. I would make appointment to see board certified dermatologist for work up ...Read more

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What causes a skin breakout black spots and itches?

What causes a skin breakout black spots and itches?

Allergy: It could be an allergic reaction in spite of the black coloration the itching could be the best sign
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see a doctor ...Read more

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My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

Many causes: An allergy to food or medication. A reaction to an internal problem such as liver or kidney. Persistent itching requires blood tests. It is alsonpossible to have itching from an atypical case of scabies where it is difficult to find mites. Treatment with Elimite (permethrin) one application is safe as part of treatment, just in case. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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