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Why Does My Skin Itch After A Shower
Normal: The skin is constantly being replaced from below. Flakes represent shedding of the layer which is being replace, probably loosened by the water and rubbing. Dandruff flakes are slightly different, being related to normal replacement complicated by a fungus. See this article in wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dandruff. ...Read more
Rash from sweating: Skin rash caused from sweating is also known as milaria or prickly heat. Skin rash due to sweating usually occurs where there is more skin friction. It is especially seen in arms and underarms, neck and groins and between the legs. In adults aside from prickly heat, rash can be due to fungal disease. ...Read more
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
Dermatographism: When the skin is scratched, a hive develops. Most cases happen for no known reason, although it can be seen after one gets an upper respiratory infection, a medication, or collagen vascular diseases. Again, most common it comes for no known reason. Treatment is simple--take antihistamine every day (i.e. Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra). Most will resolve with this. Take for 3 months and try stopping. ...Read more
Ease up!: You are probably pressing too hard as you pull the razor across your face, and you're removing a layer of skin cells along with your beard. Ease up. The other possibility is that you are having either an allergic or a direct irritant reaction to some component of the lotion; try a different one. ...Read more
Why do my legs itch after a shower even when I put on lotion they still itch what could be the cause?
Dry Skin or Allergy: You may just have really dry skin, which happens a lot in the winter. Soaps & shaving can irritate & dry out your skin, making it itch. Try a heavier moisturizer if you haven't already. You may also be having a reaction to the soap or lotion you're using. You can try switching brands to see if that helps. If nothing is working, see your dr, there may be another underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclean sweat: That is why in the usa it is a custom to bathe or shower daily. You will avoid smelling and avoid getting sweaty residue on your skin. People of different backgrounds are not always familiar with our customs. Personal hygiene can also protect you from viral and bacterial infections. Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom. ...Read more
No: It means you are sensitive to water, vibration, or heat. This is called aquagenic urticaria, a type of physical hives which can be controlled by pre loading with an non- sedating antihistamine.Cool compresses immediately after the shower will help as well as perhaps baths instead of showers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have always had really dry skin. Why does my skin become really soft after I start tanning on the tanning bed? Usually after a week my skin is so soft, not dry and flaky.
Underarm odor: This usually means that your skin has a bacteria present that is not being killed with normal cleansing. You could try washing each day for 3-4 days with a soap called hibiclens which is over the counter. Don't overdo it or you will dry out your skin or irritate it. If that does not work ask your doctor for a prescription for Clindamycin topical solution and apply it twice a day for a week. ...Read more
Why does my penis smell even after a shower and washing and scrubbing througholy it still smells?
Need to be examined: I would suggest you to consult with either an urologist or dermatologist. What is the odor like? Is there any rash? Is it contamination from another person through sex? Are you putting creams or lubricants, perfumes to shave genitals? Is it allergy to the underwear? Rule out infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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