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Ways To Stop Itchy Skin
Itching Scrotum: In most cases this itching is a jock itch or a fungal dermatitis. This kind of infection is common and usually can improve with over the counter anti-fungals. If there is any sores, redness, heat you may need to be seen by your physician. If this is just dry skin i often recommend a very strong moisturizing lotion such as lac-hydrin. ...Read more
Does this tend to: be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more
Rotate Shampoos: Start rotating over-the-counter shampoos daily that have the following ingredients: ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione and/or salicylic acid. If that does not help, the next step would be an evaluation by a dermatologist for a possible prescription topical. ...Read more
Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pimples: Don't pop them--it just makes your skin red and can leave scars. See your doctor for a treatment to proven them. ...Read more
Creams, ointments: Broken or fissured skin on the hands are best treated with creams not lotions. Eucerin cream is good. Aquaphor is another good one. Best to apply at night and the cover with gloves til morning. When hands are in water or chemicals, wear gloves. Topical steroids by prescription also very helpful. There is no cure. Avoid things that make it worse. Above topicals are good to use during day. ...Read more
Are there any good ways to prevent my skin and scalp from becoming itchy when i move to colorado?
Itchy and dry scalp: I assume you think it will be this way due to the elevation? In general only wash your hair every other day, don't scrub your scalp too much with the shampoo, use a shampoo that has 'hydrating' on the label, and most importantly...Drink lots and lots of water. It really shouldn't be a problem...Enjoy colorado! ...Read more
Scrub lemon on my face and it starts to have rashes and it itchy.. What to do stop itching and redness.. Pls help ?
Stop lemon: I'd stop rubbing lemon on your face and see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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