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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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What can I do to relieve the itching from my eczema?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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What can I do to relieve the itching from my eczema?

Oral antihistamines: Eczema is an inflammatory disorder driven by excessive histamine release, much like asthma and hay fever. Taking oral antihistamines, such as Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec, will blunt the inflammatory response as a result of histamine release, thereby reducing the itching sensation. This is, of course, in addition to proper dry skin care with routine use of moisturizers. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain and itchiness from this rash?

What can I do to relieve the pain and itchiness from this rash?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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What kind of pills can I take to relieve itching from my eczema?

What kind of pills can I take to relieve itching from my eczema?

Antihistaminic meds: Any antihistaminic medication can help with symptoms of itching, for example over the counter Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but it can make you drowsy. You may also get OTC Claritin or the generic form loratadine. For the eczema itself lots of moisturizing cream, good hydration and oatmeal based soap can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the itching caused by my eczema?

Moisturizing cream..: Make sure you use moisturizing cream and oatmeal based soaps very frequently in order to keep your skin free of rash and itching. Drink also plenty of water and eat healthy every day. ...Read more

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What can I do to help soothe my eye itch from allergies?

What can I do to help soothe my eye itch from allergies?

Eye itch: An over the counter eye drop, zaditor, (ketotifen) helps, if not other prescription eye drops help, see an allergist for ultimate control of your allergies. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve a skin rash from allopurinol?

What can I do to relieve a skin rash from allopurinol?

Stop the allopurinol: If you get a rash with Allopurinol ( a not uncommon side-effect), stop it immediately and talk with your primary doctor about placing you on an alternative, such as uloric. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby’s rash from scratching?

What can I do to help my baby’s rash from  scratching?

Find the source: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Scabies. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. Yeast. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash and address that specifically. General non-specific measures to deal with itchy rashes can include oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) elixir, soothing oatmeal baths, OTC aveeno anti-itch cream, and prescription steroid creams. Also keep baby cool & use 100% cotton. ...Read more

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Dr. Julia Lee Dr. Lee
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What can I do to keep my child from scratching the rash?

Dr. Julia Lee Dr. Lee
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What can I do to keep my child from scratching the rash?

Keep it covered: Itchy rashes are difficult to leave alone, especially for kids. Covering the rash, so the child cannot scratch it, and keeping the hands covered are techniques one can try. Identifying the cause of the rash to prevent it from worsening may also help. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve the eczema on my skin?

What can I use to relieve the eczema on my skin?

Moisturing Cream!: I would recommend using mild soaps for bathing, dove is the best. Generous application of a moisturizing cream is extremely important. I like cetaphil cream the best. Not lotion, the cream! this should be applied after showering when skin is still moist, and then twice daily as well. Otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) can help with the itching. For flares, you may need a prescription cream also. ...Read more

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My anal itches a lot, what can I do to stop the itching?

My anal itches a lot, what can I do to stop the itching?

Depends: Avoid local trauma (excessive wiping and scratching) use steroids cream for 10 days if persist see a colon and rectal surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the redness and itchiness of my acne rosacea?

What can I do to ease the redness and itchiness of my acne rosacea?

Laser: Vbeam laser can help with the redness. An anti itch cream such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a steroid cream can help with the itch. Make sure your being treated appropriately with a good cleansing regiment and antibiotics as prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

Dryness: First be sure the skin is not irritated by harsh products. Use a good moisturizing cream after bathing. If persists get evaluated for medical problems that cause itch. ...Read more

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My face and scalp itch really badly from shingles. What can I do to alleviate this?

My face and scalp itch really badly from shingles. What can I do to alleviate this?

See a Doctor: There are a number of treatments that are effective such as topical lidocaine, oral meds such as Lyrica (pregabalin) that might help. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve skin irritation between my breasts?

What can I do to relieve skin irritation between my breasts?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin from waxing how can I relieve the itching and swelling?

I have itchy skin from waxing how can I relieve the itching and swelling?

Skin irritation: Probably what is call contact dermatitis. This means skin irritation form contact. The wax could have caused this. Swelling is due to the the pulling. You should use a Shea butter based skin lotion and see if that works. If not try a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Aveno for itch. If the swelling worsens, please see a doctor ...Read more

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I have itching ears. What can I do to stop the itch?

I have itching ears. What can I do to stop the itch?

Itchy ears: Common itchy rashes that involve ears are eczema, which tends to be on the outside of the ear, and seborrheic dermatitis, which tends to be more in the bowl. Allergic contact dermatitis from hair dye often involves the ears. Usually cortisone creams are used to treat these. Wax buildup can also make ears itchy. If the itch is inside the ear, please see an ent. If on the outside, a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the symptoms of eczema?

What can I do to reduce the symptoms of eczema?

Moisturize; HC cream: For mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances due to sensitivity to the ingredients. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the swelling from poison ivy?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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What can I do to treat the swelling from poison ivy?

See doctor: If the problem is a mild one, time will heal it. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from flat feet?

What can I do to relieve the pain from flat feet?

Evaluation: Evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle is your best and most cost effective option. You can find one in your area at aofas.Org there are many causes of flat feet, many of which can be addressed non operatively. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

Saline: Your symptoms can be secondary to a cold or post nasal drip. Either way, a saline nasal spray should improve it. Also if you have allregies, treating them should help. ...Read more

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