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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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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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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 ?

I am having itchy on my goring areas 
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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?

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

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Why is my scab itchy?

Why is my scab itchy?

Find cause: The most common is a mild infection with pityrosporum which is handled best with some serious dandruff shampoo. Failing this, a physician's office visit may be in order; it's a common problem with a few different possible causes, and family physicains manage it often. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rectum ?

I have an itchy rectum ?

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 more

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