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Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Infection vs allergy: There are several types of infection that could cause this. It could also be some type of allergic reaction. The most common finding would be a yeast infection. I would advise a trip to see your healthcare provider to get an assessment. There is no way to tell what the cause is without doing some testing and looking at the condition so i can not recommend a treatment. ...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 are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

Drug allergy: Itching and rash may be a sign of an allergic reaction to one of the drugs being used to treat tuberculosis. You should talk to your doctor about these signs and symptoms, the drugs may need to be changed. ...Read more

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Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis 2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe ITCHINg?

 Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis  2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe  ITCHINg?

Itchy rash: Scabies may cause itching for some time after treatment but this is prolonged itching. Make sure there is no re-infection or another cause of this itching. Need to talk to your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...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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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. ?

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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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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I have had severe itching in my groin (under scrotum to anus) for 15 years. Inside ears also itch off/on. Eczema cream helps but doesn't cure. Help!

I have had severe itching in my groin (under scrotum to anus) for 15 years.  Inside ears also itch off/on.  Eczema cream helps but doesn't cure. Help!

See a dermatologist: You may have a type of neuropathy. An exam by a skin expert is essential. If "eczema cream" helps, be sure to review with the dermatologist. Sometimes we need to concede that no cure exists, then settle for the best control. You will need to be specific about all creams or other treatments ...Read more

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I have had a lot of severe itching around and on my vaginal area. It has been that way for a long time. Recently I have scratched it raw. Lately I haven't scratched at all and it is becoming raw on its own. Today I experienced discharge from the raw area.

I have had a lot of severe itching around and on my vaginal area. It has been that way for a long time. Recently I have scratched it raw. Lately I haven't scratched at all and it is becoming raw on its own. Today I experienced discharge from the raw area.

Dermatologist needed: Hi:
you should see a dermatologist to properly evaluate the underlying cause of itching, as there may be many. In addition, your scratching may introduce a secondary bacterial and/or fungal infection due to the violation of the skin barrier. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I been having severe itching and have lil bumps on my body i've seen the v.A. Dermatologist and she don't know what it could be i've changed everythin?

Infestation vs rxn: There are numerous things in our environment both living & not that can cause this. Scabies(human mite) infested a 90yo acquaintance for years before a derm recognized this mostly kid problem. Soaps/dryer sheets/shampoos/ body washes/ deoderants/foods/seasonings/lotions/rare internal illnesses etc.Do ur self a favor & review anything new in your life within 2wks of this starting & review with dr. ...Read more

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How do I relieve severe itching?

Itch relief: Is this isolated itching with no rash, no skin yellowing, no nausea, no loss of appetite, no difficulty breathing? If so, you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching. Believe it or not, acupuncture can be great for itching. If you have other generalized symptoms or the itching does not resolve, please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What can be causing this severe itching?

Lots of things: You have to be evaluated in person by your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Help! what could be causing this severe itching?

Help! what could be causing this severe itching?

There are many, many: cause of itching. There simply is not enough info here to be able to identify the cause of your itching. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching for 6-7 years?

What to do if I have severe itching for 6-7 years?

Get it medically: evaluated. Do you have a rash or other lesions? Is this generalized or in just one specific location? History needs to be taken and this needs to be visualized with possible lab tests to obtain an accurate assessment. Take Care. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Change medication : If medication is prescription there are other similar ones that could help that have fewer side effects. You may be allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Severe itching?

What is the definition or description of: Severe itching?

Severe itching: Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an urge to scratch skin. ...Read more

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Severe itching on chest and back?

Need more info: How long has this been present? Any other areas of the body involved? New clothing, laundry soap, or bedsheets? Could be contact dermatitis or allergic reaction to one of the above, or something else, but would probably involve the entire body if allergy to something taken orally, like food or medicine. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (no rx needed) can help relieve symptoms, but finding/stopping cause is better! ...Read more

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Is severe itching common with jra?

Is severe itching common with jra?

Not with JRA per se: Itching is not a usual symptom of jra. It may be a reaction to some medication. You may wish to consult this site for more information.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001487/. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Dry skin: The most common cause is dry skin especially during the winter and dry months. Avoid all scented soap and apply a good skin moisturizer within minutes after bathing. If these measures failed, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Itching require eval: Itching can be caused by something external or internal. Dry skin, eczema, bug bites ; other infestations can lead to itching; but so too can liver, thyroid and kidney disease. Best to see a physician and get a proper work up including appropriate lab work! ...Read more

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Does severe itching link to celiac disease?

On rare occasions: Dr. Westfield is correct. The condition is called dermatitis herpetiformis, an intensely itchy sometimes blistering rash associated with gluten enteropathy. ...Read more

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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

Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more