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Why Do Sunburns Itch
Special nerves: Sunburn damages the surface layer of your skin. This outermost area is loaded with special nerve fibers called c-fibers, that respond to itch. (itch is a mechanism to protect us agains insects and other minor injuries that aren't significant enough to register as pain). Because sunburn skin damage happens in this surface layer, these nerves fire furiously until the skin is healed over again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Salve: Applying aloe vera can help. You may benefit more from salves that have Hydrocortisone in them. There are other otc treatments that have some numbing medicine in them as well. At night you might want to take an antihistamine to allow you to have better rest. You may need to see your doctor if you aren't getting any relief. Make sure you rehydrate your skin w/ water & emollients that absorbs well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-Inflammatory: Skin integrity is determined by complex network of cells, lipids, and proteins. Any disruption of this network, like eczema, can interfere with the ability of the skin to function as an effective barrier. "Cracks" allow irritants and allergens to penetrate the skin and contact immune cells, leading to the release of pro-inflammatory mediators leading to eczema. Steroids reduce this inflammation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The more common causes for blisters on the feet include: fungal infection, (dyshidrotic ) eczema and contact or allergic dermatitis. The smell may or may not be associated with any of these but usually related to bacterial overgrowth. See your dermatologist to find out which of these it might be and to make sure it is not some other less common cause. ...Read more
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
Bad eczema and really bad dry skin, what do you recommend for lotions? That won't sting when I use it?
Eczema: Use eucerin, cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline, the greasier the better. You need to do it regularly and it will stop stinging in a few days once your skin is hydrated. Wrap the affected skin over night with gauze to keep the moisturizer in direct contact with the skin for better effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer