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Why Does My Skin Itch In The Winter
Acne: Heat, sweating, excess oil production, hormone changes are all possible causes of breaking out more in the summer. You could try otc acne med or cleansers. You could also consider showering with soap after exercise. There are many available treatment for the outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The skin in my palms and hands in general would suddenly itch no matter how much lotion i apply. Also my palms and knuckles are reddish in colour. Why?
They can tan: The palms of your hands can tan. It's just that most people when they tan don't lie with their palms face up so they don't get as much sun and therfore don't tan. You should always wear a broadspectrum sunscreen for uva and uvb rays with an spf of 30 or greater to help protect against skin cancer. ...Read more
Blisters: Photodermatitis or sun poisoning is a form of allergic skin reaction. Among the many causes are lemon oil in fragrances, coal tars, paba in sunscreens, st. John's wort, benzoyl peroxide, tetracyclin antibiotics, retinoids, pellagra, some plants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen. ...Read more
Dry flaky lips: See an allergist or dermatologist to see if it is related to something you contact. Many cases we don't know. Burt's beewax lip balm contains over 95% natural organic materials, which is extremely important for lips with our conditions. Read more: skin forum - what can cause dry flaky lips that peel - ? http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic110235.html#ixzz2jxo3nuim. ...Read more
Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!
Can the winter weather affect my penis? I am dry and sore. The area is red with some glossy look to it. My penis does not itch.Please. help wath ca
Here are some ...: Wintry dry season definitely may cause dry skin especially in the often exposed skin such as extremities in the elderly of the northern country. If what you see has been annually recurrent, one can say it is related with season as described. If not, one needs to consider something else; to confirm what it's, seek professional evaluation with more Hx and direct inspection so to decide what it's... ...Read more
The skin on my neck has patches of lighter and darker skin. It sometimes burns, prickles and itches. What is this? Moisturizer doesn't seem to help.
Why does the skin around my vaginal area and my bum itch and feel like the skin is terring apart when i sit to use the bathroom?
Rash: You may have sensitive skin and water can be an irritant and turn red and itchy. If dry can apply over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% ointment 3x/d to the rash and take Benadryl 25-50 mg (1-2 tabs)/dose every 6-8 hrs for the itching. If it recurs, you can check with an MD to see if you have eczema, a dry skin chronic condition, treated the same way. Lubrication and bathe twice a week, not everyday ...Read more
Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?
Hi- does keratosis pilaris have flare up? My skin itches and dry but, feel sticky. It could be eczema. What can I do? It's in the creasesof my body.
No matter how much moisturizer i put on my neck some areas would sometimes itch and when I do itch it the entire area becomes very red. What is this?!
Dermatitis: The common name for your condition is dermatitis. There most common type of dermatitis (skin inflammation) is eczema. It is red, itchy, often dry and scaly. If that's your case, a steroid preparation such as over-the-counter Hydrocortisone may be of help. Sometimes a stronger steroid formulation is needed. Also, if you can identify what you may be reacting to is helpful as you'd want to avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do/buy to help lifelong sinus/allergies. The heat dries my nose/burns it in the winter. I feel clogged and stuffy in the face, eyes itch?
My skin itches very bad and gets red only during winters, is it because I bath with hot water.. Please help.. It been 3 years since I have this prob?
I have a rash in my skin, the doctor said it was heat rash due to the hot weather but now on winter its still the same, my skin itches a lot!?
Xerosis vs eczema...: Dry skin, allergies to detergent, or other irritants are possibilities. Try using a skin cream without alcohol in it immediately after showering/ washing. If this does not work try a hypoallergenic detergent.... If that fails see your doc again or go to a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
Several possibilitie: Itches like crazy sounds pretty darn serious. You might have someone check for hair lice or other offending agents. Less intense itching might be related to your shampoo, hair products, including reaction to dyes, etc. Less intense itching could also be related to a fungus infection of the scalp, which would need some anti-fungal treatments. ...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
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
Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?
Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?
Itches on my skin for almost 10 years. It swells after I scratch it leaving the traces of the cratch on the skin, although could disappears after 5min?
Dermatographism: Dermographism or dermatographism is an exaggerated wealing tendency when the skin is stroked. It is the commonest form of physical urticaria. In 25-50% of normal people firm stroking of the skin produces first a white line, then a red line, then slight swelling down the line of the stroke, and a mild red flare in the surrounding skin. Treatment is with oral antihistamines. ...Read more
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