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When I Sweat My Skin Itches
Mostly from drying: There is that histamine release in people who exercise for the first time after prolonged time of not doing it. This opens up the blood vessels to allow evaporation and get rid of the heat. The histamine is an allergy component that allows other same chemicals to be released and cause itching but the drying and evaporation also causes the itching effect. ...Read more
Skin is Salty: The bitter taste on the skin can be due to more amount of sodium or salts being secreted in the sweat. When the water in the sweat evaporates, it leaves the salts (sodium, chloride and potassium) behind on your skin, which is why your skin tastes salty.If there is any excess of salts then it can give a bitter taste. ...Read more
I have powdery white scales on my face legs scalp. Scalp irritates badly when I sweat or go in humidity. It irritates when I wash my hair. What is it?
My skin itches randomly and when i itch it i get tiny red dots under my skin almost everytime also when i press on my skin for a long period of time.
?Prickly heat: It is possible that what you are describing is also called "prickly heat". It is also known as miliaria rubra. This is when the pores in the skin become blocked and sweat cannot come out easily. This can cause itching and sometimes red bumps. The problem usually gets better when you have cooled off. Based on your brief description this would be my first thought. ...Read more
Hi. I have dry, itchy, scalpy, flaky, cracking skin around my anus and on buttlocks. It itches very bad. How can I treat that?
It sound to me: by the areas involved that you may have PSORIASIS! My suggestion is that you start by seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist...there are many TREATMENTS if that is the diagnosis. Over the counter steroid (cortisone) is a FIRST AID you can try....but check with your PCP for any other treatment if you cannot see a Dermatology specialist soon! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more
Sometimes my anus itch , when i scratch , i get little bumps, that itch and burns when i wash, what could it be?
Some people : Just have over active sweat glands. You may want to check to make sure you don't have a thyroid issue. You can try soaking your feet few times a week in water with tea bags, the tannic acid will help dry feet. ...Read more
I have itching above my clitoris. It gets bad sometimes. I noticed when i shave my skin starts to itch but im not sure why it itches above my clitoris?
Quit shaving: Contrary to current customs, shaving the genital areas is unhygienic and is the likely cause of itching. Let the hair be and wash the area as usual during showering/bathing. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Dermatographia: Some people have really sensitive skin. If you scratch your skin, you will get a raised rash on the affected skin. There is nothing to do about this, aside from taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Try writing words on your skin with your fingernails. If it works, you have sealed the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here recently when i shave my bikini area, it gets little red dots and itches, how do I get around that?
Consider options: You can try the previously suggested ideas regarding the type of razor and the cream used. You can also consider waxing, it's more expensive but lasts longer. You can try a hair removal cream, this is safe and last longer than shaving. You can also consider laser hair removal which is permanent. Quite expensive but you never have to shave again in you life! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy skin everyday. After itch my skin, I get really bad red welts. Don't know why I get itchy skin everyday.
Dry skin?: Apply a moisturizer all over your body immediately after bathing and preferably again in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. Avoid scented and anti-bacterial soaps. May also try an antihistamine to see if this helps. Check any lotion, medication, supplements which were newly introduced prior to onset of your itching. See dermatologist if problem persists. ...Read more
My skin has been itchy for years. Whenever I do a sports activity my skin itches really bad. When going into shops, my skin itches too.?
See a dermatologist: You may be allergic to some things in the air, clothes, foods, soaps or lotions. Consider getting allergy tested. You may want to see a dermatologist and an allergist md. ...Read more
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