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Why Does My Face Itch
Part of the illness: Some people become allergic to the bacteria that cause acne. My question to you is why you still have the pimples. If someone is preventing you from getting 21st-century treatment, you're big enough now to phone your physician and ask to be seen. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not cleared you, we can add something that can. This is the 21st century. Let us help. ...Read more
Itchy nose: May be simply a matter of dry air, common with heaters & heating systems. Try running a vaporizer &/or using saline nasal spray/gel to moisten the nasal mucosa. If you're sneezing a lot, allergies may be involved, in which case an air filter may help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Body Itching: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease(dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas.And thyroid diseases diabetes, and allergic reactio. ...Read more
Itchy skin: There are a number of possibilities. One of the commonest is dry skin from lack of moisture and occurs in the winter time as "winter's itch". This is helped by appling agood moisturizer lotion to skin right after your bath to trap the moisture into your skin. Best see your doctor for an examination to determine what your cause of the itchy skin is, and obtain proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fungal infection : Several questions: are you sexually active? Are you using tampons? Are you a diabetic? Is there a discharge, especially whitish or creamy? These can influence what might be going on down there but the most common is a fungus called candida which can be handled by an over the counter cream. If persistent, see your gynecologist. ...Read more
Dry Dick Syndrome: Do you have calluses on your palms...?Or, have you been shaving down there or using different soaps or other stuff?Most lotions have some kind of acid in them (lactic, glycolic, etc)so might burn if the skin is chafed or cut. Also what have you been putting your"dick"into? Saliva can irritate sensitive skin.Other tight spots might irritate it.Anyways,give it a rest and just use a neutral cream ...Read more
Allergy/Sensitivity: You may have an allergy or your eyes may just be sensitive to the alcohol or scent in the perfume. If the irritation persists throughout the day i would consider changing perfumes or switching to body spray which may be better tolerated. If you only have the irritation when you first apply the perfume then it is likely related to the higher concentrations of chemical when you first apply. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Itchy skin can have multiple causes. Commonly you should consider whether you have dry skin, which occurs often because we wash this area frequently with harsh cleansers. Also you should evaluate your cosmetics to determine whether they are irritating your skin. If these do not help, seek care from your physician. ...Read more
Probably your fault: Almost all of my patients with itchy ears clean their ears with qtips or use peroxide or other measures. You need healthy wax in your ear canals. Wax moistens and protects the skin. Remove healthy wax and your skin drys outs and becomes inflamed. This leads to itching. Stop cleaning your ears. Get some1% Hydrocortisone cream. With a clean finger take some cream and rub it into your ears 3xday 1 wk. ...Read more
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