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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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Why does my as skin itch so badly after showering or going into heat? I have had this problem for 8 months after traveling to Colorado from Arkansas.

Why does my as skin itch so badly after showering or going into heat? I have had this problem for 8 months after traveling to Colorado from Arkansas.

Are you smoking MJ?: This is a recognized problem with smokers of marijuana. Unsure how long it lasts after you last smoked, but stopping would be a good idea.
Obviously you should take cooler showers and stay in A/C whenever possible. ...Read more

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So I have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever I'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?

So I have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever I'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?

Dandruff: You should shampoo your hair using a product that treats dandruff. Dryness of the scalp and hair causes itchiness. After shampooing, apply a hair conditioner according to instructions in order to restore needed oils to your hair and avoid itchiness. ...Read more

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I like being clean always but every time I get a shower my body skin itches. Should I bathe every other day?

Itch after shower?: How long do you stay in the shower? How hot is the temp? If you stay too long or water too hot, after you dry self with towel, your skin gets wet again with sweat due to the temp on the skin that is not cooled down enough, the skin gets drier and drier. (the skin sweats profusely while under hot shower). If not from that, allergy to the new soap? Or allergy to old soap? Or. Not rinse soap off? ...Read more

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Sometimes the skin on my left testicle would itch. It mostly itches after I finish taking a shower and put on my underwear. The itch isn't persistent?

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Sometimes the skin on my left testicle would itch. It mostly itches after I finish taking a shower and put on my underwear. The itch isn't persistent?

Here are some. ..: Glad to know the left hemiscrotal itch just transient after shower. How long has it been? Recurring each time? You may take a look at the itching spot if there is any change in color or texture of affected skin. If yes, try gentle washing without any physical or chemical irritation to it and see it may evolve. If worsening, try topical steroid. If not helpful, seek evaluation to make sure... ...Read more

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once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?

once a month I wake up with a bite like bump that itches and turns into a welt that is brownish and skin round it turns red after shower?

Bite: Such an itchy bump may well be an insect bite rather than a simple hive which usually would be multiple and due to an allergy to something internal or external and would be difficult to pinpoint as it only occurs once a month. You could consult a dermatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath, after 10 min, my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath, after 10 min, my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

?: I can't think of a mechanism for this since showering would involve your scalp but bathing likely not. There is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria in which intensely itchy red bumps would develop after a rise in core body temperature, but this does not fit your picture. It is also not suggestive of seborrhea. Suggest you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when I wake up I usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so. Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when I wake up I usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so. Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Balanitis: This is due to a tiny amount of urine under the foreskin. Smegma and other microorganisms proliferate as they feed on the urine. It is not an infection, but the metabolic products of these microbes is irritating. Make sure you wash and blot under the foreskin before sleep. Castellani solution wipes out the microorganisms and stops this symptom. It can be repeated when needed. A circumcision is cur ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch? My skin constantly itches and then when I scratch I break out in whelps this happens daily and at all different times of the day I take depression and anxiety meds and wondered if that could be the cause or if it could be more serio

Why does my skin itch? My skin constantly itches and then when I scratch I break out in whelps this happens daily and at all different times of the day I take depression and anxiety meds and wondered if that could be the cause or if it could be more serio

Could be side effect: Ask your doctor about the rash, for which there could be many causes. You may want to also see a dermatologist. You may have something called idiopathic urticaria. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

Moisturize: This depends of what is the cause of itching. In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

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

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I am constipated and my skin itches. Related?

I am constipated and my skin itches. Related?

Possibly: As constipation and itchy dry skin are both caused by inadequate fluids and dehydration. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate so all other fluids are better for both of your problems. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

May be infection: Possible yeast
see a urologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more