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What Anemia Causes Severe Itching
My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?
Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more
Itching wrists feet: Nothing in particular. Consider things you are touching or coming in contact with. If no answers present themselves, them it's off to the dermatologist you go. ...Read more
I have developed a small wound on me penis as a result of severe itching. Please recommend any medicine? Please also advise on possible causes of it?
Here are some...: Severely scratching the itchy area may induce skin injury and subsequent tissue inflammation. Without a direct look, it's hard to offer the intended right Dx. Clinically, eczema, psoriasis, or foreskin-related disorders need to be considered. For temporary care, apply topical cream with antibiotics, anti-fungal, with steroid - hydrocortisone sill help ease the discomfort. If not improved, seek doc ...Read more
Itchy Scrotum: Improving hygiene is one of the best ways to treat an itchy scrotum. Shower daily and use a mild soap to wash the genital area. Sometimes the itchiness is caused by perfumes or dyes, so use white, fragrance-free soap. Wear looser underwear and pants to allow ample oxygen to the area. Use a mild lotion for dry skin. A mild prescription cortisone is also helpful suc as prescription Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more
Hyperkeratosis pilar: This is an hereditary condition of the skin with extremely dry skin, obstruction of hair follicles, overgrowth of the follicles and often redness. The skin feels prickly with small (1 mm) red bumps around the follicles. The basic treatment is lots of moisturizer. This rash occurs all over the body but mainly on the extremities. Lymphoma is associated with itch mostly, and the rash is different. ...Read more
When my skin gets exposed to the sun for a fair amount of time, then it causes severe itching. I tried using a sunblock spf50 but same issue. Help?
? solar urticaria: First, need to avoid sun exposure as much as you can, take an OTC antihistamine as cetirizine or loratadine regularly, unless contraindicated, so read the labels carefully, then, have an appointment with a dermatologist, ask your primary doctor for referral, good luck ...Read more
When winter comes severe itching starts on whole of my body. Cetrezine has very mild effect or no effect. What is the cause and how could I get rid of?
Winter itch: Your problem is actually known as winter itch and is related to low humidity and older age. Treatment is to avoid removing oils from skin by taking fewer baths, using soap only in important areas, avoiding skin irritants (solvents, soaps, scratchy clothing, hot water, scrub brush, or harsh toweling) and by application of a hypoallergenic lotion after bathing. ...Read more
Yes...see your MD: Almost any medication could cause itching. You may be having an adverse reaction. Please see your physician. ...Read more
Got stung a week ago. Now itching and a rash. Not raised. Spreading. Slightest touch. Severe itching. Cause for concern?
Itch: Do you know what stung you? You certainly want to avoid that creature in the future. It sounds like you are having and allergic reaction - there should not be any immediate concerns if you are not having difficulty breathing and not significant swelling. You can take an antihistamine for relief and watch for spreading redness - this could be a sign of infection. Consider allergy testing. ...Read more
Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.
My husband is stage 4 CKD he has severe itching to the point he has sores and causes them to bleed. He takes 50mg benedryl not helping. Any advice?
What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?
May be nerve...: Without a visible rash and/or break in the skin, the sensation of "itching" is nerve related. Keep track of what may be related to its onset - such as 1) did you eat something that triggered it?, 2) did you wear something that irritated the area?, 3) did you move a certain way that may have aggravated it? DISCUSS with your PCP too - sometimes may be related disease - like diabetes, thyroid, etc. ...Read more
What is the cause of pain inside the maxilary which make severe itching only on one or two teeth in upper side and pain radiates to headache?
I have 15 years old scar over left medial malleolus now suddendly I got severe itching with redness over one side edeges of scar....probable cause?
Scar itch: Not enough information to help, you as this would depend on how long you have had these symptoms and how large the area so best to have a health care worker examine it or perhaps more info may help. ...Read more
Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?
Yes: Yes this type infection can cause this it needs an evaluation in person by a doctor if your symptoms are severe go to the Emergency room of the hospital ...Read more
I have deep infection from decompression surgery can this cause severe itching on my arms from the infection?
Itching: Can occur with infections. Several causes of this. It can be both directly or indirectly related. ...Read more
10w 5d pregnant with severe itching on legs and thighs, I scratch to the point that I bleed, what can be the cause?
Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?
I get severe itching on my legs and arms everytime after I shower even if I use warm water instead of hot. What could cause this?
Chillblans: Is itching of the extremities in response to a temperature change. It is usually due to low temperatures, but it can be due to hot as well. It is not dangerous, but can be uncomfortable. Avoiding temperature extremes can help. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg.?
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