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What Is Pruritis
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
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
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
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
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
1breast hardening&itchy. 3 u/s by diff docs all clear but issue worsening. I am 33, 4mos pg and have implants (12yrs old). Anxious and worried.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani is a medical condition that causes an itchy rectum. A number of foods have been associated with this condition: spices, hor sauces, pepper, coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, milk products, tomatoes, tomato products, white bread. You may want to delete some of these foods and see it that helps. Other causes include pinworms, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, diabetes and yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer