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What Causes Severe Itching
Itching: The first thing a physician does for itching is to take a careful history including asking about medications that may be causing the itch & examine the skin to find a cause like dry skin, skin conditions, infections, or reactions. If none can be found, a systemic cause could be causing the itching. Several lab studies to look for diabetes, liver disease, kidney or liver disease, and lymphoma etc ...Read more
Many different thing: Itching is a very non-specific symptom that can represent several different scenarios such as, eczema, hives, infections (scabies), liver or kidney issues (not too likely given your age), or allergic reaction to a medication or chemical. It would probably be of benefit to you to see an allergist to be evsluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
ITCHING: Everything can cause itching. Where is the itching located? Medications, drugs, foods, plants, dry skin, blood disorders, cosmetics, hodgkin's disease, infestations, scabies, leukemia, paints & sprays, heat, cold, pressure, diabetes, liver problems, kidney problems, anxiety, tension, emotional stress, hormonal disorders. See your doctor. He or she might be able to tell you why. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin — which regulates pain— also may be involved. Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may trigger your trigeminal system to release of neuropeptides, which travel to your brain's covering causing headache. ...Read more
Genetics and ... ?: We don't know what causes food allergies but people with food allergies often come from families where allergies of any sort are more common. Milk allergiy is not necessarily more or less common than other food allergies. Common food allergies in children are soy, egg, and milk, whereas older children and adults are more often allergic to nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. ...Read more
Yeast = one cause: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more
Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...Read more
Itchy Skin: Causes of itching include: dry skin, internal diseases, nerve disorders, irritation and allergic reactions, drugs, pregnancy, skin conditions and rashes. Itchy skin that isn't accompanied by other obvious skin changes, such as a rash, is most often caused by dry skin (xerosis). Dry skin usually results from environmental factors that you can influence. These include hot or cold weather with low humidity. ...Read more
So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more
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