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What Is The Cure For Scalp Itching
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Control, no cure: While eczema cannot be cured, it can be improved and controlled by using gentle skin care, moisturizing at least daily, and taking a medication to prevent itching. You should also find out if you are allergic since avoiding the allergen may significantly improve the eczema as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Permethrin 5% Cream: Permethrin 5% cream (prescribed by your physician) is applied to all skin surfaces below the neck and left on overnight. Repeat this application one week later. In the meantime, one should decontaminate all linen, bed sheets, etc. By washing in hot water. All close contacts should also be worked up for scabies due to the skin-to-skin transmission of the mite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pimples cure?: What is cure for pimples? ANS: I do not know your age or gender so hard to tell. If a teenager the "cure" is wait till your hormones stabilize and they go away. I know they are hard to deal with at a young age. If your local Dr can't help control them then ask to see a Dermatologist who specializes in pimples. They may be able to help some or a lot depending on cause. ...Read more
Not 1 reason or cure: Eye rashes can be many different things from a viral process like pink eye to an infectious bacterial process like pink eye with pus. Additionally, rashes on the eyelids can be from infection or allergy. Find the offending agent and you'll be able to treat the affected area properly- you may need to see a physician for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch typically clears up on its own within a few days, though in some cases the rash can last up to a week. In the meantime, you can control itching with over-the-counter antihistamines or anti-itch creams, such as those that contain calamine lotion. If the itching is severe, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication as in topical cortisone. ...Read more
Many causes: Assuming the itch is not associated with a rash there are many possibilities. Common causes would include dermatographia, dry skin, stress, allergy and arthropod infestation. Less common, more serious causes would include liver or kidney disease, internal malignancy to name a few. If you have persistent, unexplained itching visit your dermatologist asap. ...Read more
No cure but: Regular use of moisturizer to improve the skin's barrier defect, allergen avoidance if indicated, topical steroid, another anti-inflammatory cream (Protopic etc), allergy shots, and/or UVB phototherapy may all be helpful in controlling i or even induce a remission. In children, 70% will enjoy a remission by age 7. In adult, the remission rate is much much lower. ...Read more
Depends: Jock itch is a colloquial term for fungal infection. If that is what you have, any of the over the counter antifungal creams/ointments should work. If that does not help, it would be prudent to see a doctor. You may consult this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jock-itch/basics/definition/con-20021468 ...Read more
Rubber band, surgery: Most people can control the symptoms of hemorroids by avoiding constipation, and using over the counter or prescription ointments. But for cure you need to consult a surgeon and you can either get rubber band ligation which cuts of blood supply or scar the tissue around it. Or surgery to remove the hemorroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Depends on the severity and organs affected. For just skin problem, many modalities including uvb-nb phototherapy + topical steroid can be used. For those with psoriatic arthritis, one will likely need a bioengineered products usually intended to block tnf to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more
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