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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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Itch (Definition)

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

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.

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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The outside of my nose really itches can you tell me what causes this....?

The outside of my nose really itches can you tell me what causes this....?

Itchy Nose: There are a few conditions that may cause an itchy nose. They include:
the common cold,
allergies or hay fever.
If you have an itchy nose but do not believe a cold or allergies are the cause, you should consult your healthcare provider. ...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