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What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

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

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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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What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

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

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My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when I went to bed

My hands and feet have severe itching it just started when I went to bed

Itchy feet: Take a look at you feet to see if you have any scaling or redness in the areas. This could be a fungus (tinea pedis) /athletes foot. ...Read more

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Iam 29 yr old female since 2 yr 6mnth iam suffering frm pale patch on foot with severe itching around it and on it it is dry intial it smal?

Iam 29 yr old female since 2 yr 6mnth iam suffering frm pale patch on foot with severe itching around it and on it it is dry intial it smal?

Athlete's foot: The symptoms described may be tinea pedis (also known as athlete's foot). Typical treatment for athlete's foot is using a topical anti-fungal and control the itching. A online consult is advised as you can upload a picture and appropriate recommendations can be made for your specific condition. Decrease recurrence by treating shoes with antifungal powder and change out of sweaty socks. ...Read more

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There is crusting on my feet and on the back it has some small bubbles and often severe itching. Any treatment for this?

There is crusting on my feet and on the back it has some small bubbles and often severe itching. Any treatment for this?

Yes: It sounds like athlete's foot, a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Try using an over-the-counter medication like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin. Use the medications as directed, and if it doesn't improve or worsens, see your doctor. It might be another problem, requiring a different course of treatment. ...Read more

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Hi Dr iam 29 yr old house wife residing in saudi arabia, since past 2 yr and 6 mnth iam suffering from a pale patch on foot with severe itching dry

Hi Dr iam 29 yr old house wife residing in saudi arabia, since past 2 yr and 6 mnth iam suffering from a pale patch on foot with severe itching dry

Let a doc look at it: People of a number of differen ethnic groups are at greater risk for certain types of skin cancer that tend to occur on the hands and/or feet. Color change can also be due to an issue with the immune system affecting pigment cells. If possible, have a physician take a look. Though simple explanations like a fungal infection can also explain your skin change, better to be clear about what it is. ...Read more

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Severe itching to legs and feet and red lumps, what is this?

Severe itching to legs and feet and red lumps, what is this?

Contact Dermatitis?: You may have an allergic condition like contact dermatitis or it could be something else. Meanwhile you can take some over the counter med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching till you see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching, throbbing, inflamation with bumps on hands and feet?

What to do if I have severe itching, throbbing, inflamation with bumps on hands and feet?

See a dermatologist: These symptoms are too serious to ignore. Consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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A few times a year, a rash appears all over my body, and I get severe itching at my extremities such as hands and feet, the top of my head.?

A few times a year, a rash appears all over my body, and I get severe itching at my extremities such as hands and feet, the top of my head.?

Hives?: This sounds like an allergic reaction. You could try an over the counter antihistamine the next time this appears and see if you get relief within an hour or so. It would be helpful to get in to your doctor the next time it shows up. Identifying the trigger is key to avoiding it in the future. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician. If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment. In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My joints in my wrists, knees, feet, a bit in my neck/back, and are sorswollen. My skin itches. I have a lump behind my ear. Blood wk ok. What is it?

Aches: Could be a lot of things. The itch and lump may not be related which confuses matters. Would be useful to know what labs you've had that were normal. Viral illnesses can do weird things to adults, include make your joints swell and your skin itch. I'd be concerned if you were having fevers or losing weight unexpectedly. ...Read more

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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

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My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

My Brother is has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand feet it itches and is painful what could it be?

Allergic reaction...: 20 y/o says, my brother has a rash and blisters on his mouth hand and feet and is painful what could it be? Sounds like some Allergic reaction to food/ medicine/ Drink Could also be Contact, though Contact is less likely. Take him to ER as as as you can. ...Read more

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My daughter has blisters on the back of her hand and halfway up her arm and top of her foot, halfway up her leg, which itches and burns.

My daughter has blisters on the back of her hand and halfway up her arm and top of her foot, halfway up her leg, which itches and burns.

Poison ivy or..: Other contact dermatitis with plkant/weed or some chemical, find out what was new, best is wash off well, over the counter benadryl and hydrocortisone cream and cool showers and maybe calamine lotion hlep, if not going away I can call in more potent types and send a picture or see dermatologist or any urgent care center.. ...Read more

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What causes severe itching on your scrottum?

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

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What causes severe itching on vagana and red itchy bumps in crevess of legs and burning in vagana no discharge I don't have a uterus?

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What causes severe itching on vagana and red itchy bumps in crevess of legs and burning in vagana no discharge I don't have a uterus?

Many: But dry skin is often the cause especially as we get older. Try using only unscented soap and apply a moisturizer to the affected areas immediately after bathing. Vaginal dryness may be caused by hormone deficiency if you had an early menopause. Regardless you need to see your GYN to get examined. ...Read more

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What anemia causes severe itching?

What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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What would cause severe itching on big toes?

What would cause severe itching on big toes?

Fungus or allergy: Common causes for itchiness in the toe could be from fungus or an allergic reaction (from a bite or from material). Have it checked to be certain and get correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could a severe itching problem be caused by my medication for heart problems?

Yes...see your MD: Almost any medication could cause itching. You may be having an adverse reaction. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Got stung a week ago. Now itching and a rash. Not raised. Spreading. Slightest touch. Severe itching. Cause for concern?

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

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Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.

Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.

Furunculosis: The boils in your scalp represent an inflammation of hair follicles. The treatment consists of appropriate shampoos/topicals and oral antibiotics. This condition can be challenging and requires the expertise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pruritis: Is he on dialysis? This should eliminate the excessive of urea that is secreting through the skin and causing itching. Not sure how to deal with that otherwise. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is working on the brain but not on the real cause. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause severe itching?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin. It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more