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What is aquagenic pruritus??

What is aquagenic pruritus??

Itching with water: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179019/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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 is pruritus ani?

What is pruritus ani?

Itchy butt: Literally. Causes are typically related to hemorrhoids in adults but in the young , parasitic worm infections can trigger awful nightime anal itch. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more

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What is hyperphenylalaninemia? What causes it?

What is hyperphenylalaninemia? What causes it?

A genetic disease: Hyperphenylalanemia (non-PKU) is a genetic inherited disease. Usually each parent has a mutation in the metabolism of amino acid, phenylalanine. Both parents do not necessarily have an identical mutation. This condition is also usually picked up by newborn screening. Affected child must be carefully followed up by a specialist, since the patient needs a special formula devoid of phenyhlalanine. ...Read more

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What is radiobrachialis pruritus?

What is radiobrachialis pruritus?

Brachioradial itch: Brachioradial pruritus is a neurogenic itch syndrome of the upper extremities. Symptoms include localized itching along the skin of the dorsolateral forearm overlying the brachioradialis muscle (hence the name). Symptoms can also involve the upper arms and shoulders. Cause is not well understood ...Read more

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What is vesiculitis?

What is vesiculitis?

Here are some...: Vesiculitis denotes the occurrence of inflammation of seminal vesicles which may be caused by bacterial infection or unknown cause, is a rare diagnosis which is probably deduced from clinical suspicion, suspicion on digital rectal exam, and / or imaging studies such ultrasound or CT or MRI. Ask the treating doc for individual details timely. ...Read more

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What is polyradiculoneuropathy? What causes it?

What is polyradiculoneuropathy? What causes it?

Terminology: Best used as part of a diagnosis of either acute or chronic auto-immune neuropathy, such as Guillain-Barre or CIDP, both usually causing diffuse weakness, affecting nerve roots emanating from spinal canal and their peripheral innervations. So, full term for CIDP is chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. ...Read more

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What is lymphangioendothelioma? What causes it?

What is lymphangioendothelioma? What causes it?

Benign tumor: The lymphangioendothelioma is a benign single macular/papular hemangiomatous or pigmented lesion which on presentation ranges in size from 0.3 cm to 10 cm There are no concomitant vascular anomalies nor signs of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The latter is associated with the malignant form induced via the Herpes 8 virus. The benign form may also be viral in origin. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis? What causes it?

What is vasculitis? What causes it?

Vessel inflammation: Several causes had been linked to certain types of vasculitis but most of them we do not know the causes. There are what we call primary vasculitis ( meaning without underlying disease/process) and secondary vasculitis to for example other rheumatic diseases like lupus or rheumatoid vasculitis. Infections like hepatitis C and/or B are linked to others. Also drugs can cause vasculitis. ...Read more

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What is leuckocytopenia? What causes it?

What is leuckocytopenia? What causes it?

Low White count: Leuko=white, cyto=cell, penia=count or amount. This is a condition of low circulating white blood cells. These are infection fighting cells. They are made in the bone marrow and stored there and and in the spleen, lymph nodes and elsewhere. There are many causes for this condition of low white blood cell coutnts. Too much to covere in this space. Speak with pcp/hematologist-oncologist. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhoids?

What is hemorrhoids?

A hemi is like a -: -like a varicose vein but is located in the rectum. They can B internal, meaning they R not visible from the outside, or external which can B seen protruding from the rectum. They can clot & B very painful, or U may notice blood in Ur stool. If there is concern C Ur PCP 4eval. ...Read more

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What is hive?

What is hive?

Raised, itchy skin: A raised, itchy area of skin that is rounded or flat-topped but is always elevated above the surrounding skin. It reflects local swelling of the skin. The hives are usually discrete, but my flow together and will blanch with pressure. Hives also may be called urticaria. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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What is psorsiasis?

What is psorsiasis?

Multiple: This is considered an autoimmune disorder leading to various combinations of skin , joint, nail involvement. In the more serious cases, joint destruction may occur if left untreated. Fortunately there are several very effective treatments for this condition today. ...Read more

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I have pruritis what the best medicine?

I have pruritis what the best medicine?

Several causes: Pruritis is another term for itching, typically itching all over your body. This can be an allergy to a medication, food, plant exposure, or environmental allergies. IT can also come from dry skin or a skin irritant such as a soap. You can try an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine, good skin moisturization, a menthol lotion such as Sarna, and cool compresses. I suggest a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes for pruritis (intermitent itching) besides allergic reactions?

What are the causes for pruritis (intermitent itching) besides allergic reactions?

Many: Dry skin, infestations (e.g., scabies), skin disorders (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus), medications, metabolic deficiencies (e.G, . Low iron), hematologic disorders (e.g., anemia, lymphoma). Infections, thyroid dysfunction, renal disease, etc. Therefore, a proper evaluation by a physician is warranted. ...Read more

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What can I do for pruritis ani? It's driving me crazy.

What can I do for pruritis ani? It's driving me crazy.

See below: For pruritus ani of unknown cause treatment typically begins with measures to reduce irritation and trauma to the perianal area. Stool softeners can help prevent constipation. If this is not effective topical steroids, capsaicin, or injected Methylene Blue may be tried. If the itchiness is secondary to another condition such as infection or psoriasis these are typically treated. ...Read more

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Smtimes pain after eating+diarrhea+smelly n fatty stool+i got asymtomatic cholecystitis+i also had pruritis....What do u suggest?

Smtimes pain after eating+diarrhea+smelly n fatty stool+i got asymtomatic cholecystitis+i also had pruritis....What do u suggest?

Pancreas: You may want to get your pancreas checked out to make sure you don't have pancreatic insufficiency. This is done with a test where you eat a standard meal with known fat quantity, then measure the amount of fat in the stool over a certain timeframe. You would probably have to go to a referral hospital, and that would be most likely to be done within the gastroenterology dept. ...Read more

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Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

See doctor: When you have a skin n lesion and there is a change in size or shape or texture see doctor for exam ...Read more

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My butt s itchy, but i know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

My butt s itchy, but i know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting a rash on my forearms it comes and goes not sure if it’s bites or reaction to something it is also itchy?

I keep getting a rash on my forearms it comes and goes not sure if it’s bites or reaction to something it is also itchy?

If it is: recurrent and completely goes away look for CONTACT..for example if you wear gloves and come in contact with something you are allergic to..the FOREARMS will react "sparing" your hands..
Perhaps its a SOAP you use to wash your hands and forearms..the hands often are "spared" after contact with an allergen..
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Why am i so itchy?

Why am i so itchy?

Atopic: Itching may occur in cold weather due to skin dryness. Another common cause is atopic diathesis causing itching & eczema and sometimes asthma or hay fever. Avoid scratching and friction, apply mineral oil based moisturizer after shower. Do not rub too hard with a towel, rather pat-dry only. ...Read more

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I have itchy balls .?

I have itchy balls .?

See below: Likely due to too much moisture. If there is no rash or ulcers, then practice good hygiene and wear breathable fabrics. If there are any abnormalities on the skin, have it looked at by your doctor - it could be an infection. ...Read more

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I am having itchy on my goring areas ?

Groin itch: It could be a lice infection commonly called "crabs" which needs a prescription to cure so see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes itchy heels?

What causes itchy heels?

A couple things...: The two main things that cause itchy heels are, first, dry skin, and second, superficial fungal infections. As long as you do not have any neuropathy, you may want to consider trying ucerin on your heels or vaseline wraps with socks overnight. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What if your virgina itchy?

What if your virgina itchy?

Cleanse: Many things can cause vaginal itchiness. The first thing to do is to keep it clean and dry with hypoallergenic soap. If itching persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is radiobrachialis pruritus?

Brachioradial itch: Brachioradial pruritus is a neurogenic itch syndrome of the upper extremities. Symptoms include localized itching along the skin of the dorsolateral forearm overlying the brachioradialis muscle (hence the name). Symptoms can also involve the upper arms and shoulders. Cause is not well understood ...Read more

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What are the couses of itchy vigina?

What are the couses of itchy vigina?

Many: The most common causes of vaginal itching are infections, like yeast or bacterial. Some sexually transmitted infections can cause itching. And skin allergies, or irritant- like soap or perfumes, can also cause itching. If it isn't better in a few days, a simple exam may be helpful. ...Read more

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What could be an itchy ratch on my clitorus?

What could be an itchy ratch on my clitorus?

See your Doctor: for an evaluation of this rash. It is hard to evaluate rashes when they are seen, impossible over the internet when they are not seen. ...Read more

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Red itchy eyebags?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis of the eyelid is mediated by a type IV hypersensitivity reaction in allergic contact dermatitis and by direct toxic effect in irritant contact dermatitis. It is more often caused by a product applied to the hair, nails, or face than by products applied directly to the eyelids. See your dermatologist for treatment and a patch test to find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more