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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...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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What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat , when on holiday abroad I have to s?

What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat , when on holiday abroad I have to s?

Sun allergy?: Some people can be allergic to the sun. The only way to prevent this is to cover up and try to avoid exposure as best you can. antihistamines don't really work for this. ...Read more

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For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg.  It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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Igot this skin rash that s not itchy, it does not go away and its all over my body. Being there for 7 months and little black dots appearing also.?

Igot this skin rash that s not itchy, it does not go away and its all over my body.  Being there for 7 months and little black dots appearing also.?

See dermatologist: Might be due to some kiind of reaction either to a medication or so etching taken orally, or reaction to something in the environment, or underlying medical problem. See your doctor or dermatologist for possible biopsy to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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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