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Why does my skin breakout more in the summer?

Why does my skin breakout more in the summer?

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 more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Why does the skin around my butt itch?

Why does the skin around my butt itch?

Perianal rash: There is problem with anal tissue - hemorrhoid, anal fist, food sensitivity, etc. Hydrocortisone cream can offer temporary relief. If it persist see doctor for press ription creams, evaluation. A sigmoidoscopy may indicated to identify any underlying problems. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the skin on my palms get tanned when I lay out in the sun?

Why doesn't the skin on my palms get tanned when I lay out in the sun?

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

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Why does skin blister in the sun?

Why does skin blister in the sun?

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

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Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

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

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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!

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!

Nerve problem: This is most likely due to a nerve irritation under the skin. There are multiple causes for this and seeing your podiatrist would help by getting you on the right medication to stop the itching and burning. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Maybe a fungus: You most likely have eczema or a fungal infection. Both conditions can cause the symptoms you describe. Try otc cortisone cream or an antifungal cream (lamisil) for 2 weeks. If there is no improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my skin get itchy and red whenever the water touches my skin?

Why does my skin get itchy and red whenever the water touches my skin?

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

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Why does the crease in my arm itch?

Why does the crease in my arm itch?

Itchy creases: Itching may occur in creases as skin touches skin and friction occurs.. However if a rash is also present other causes such as an allergic reaction or yeast infection may be the cause. ...Read more

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Why does the area around my mouth always itch?

Allergy?: Try to see an allergist to get the blood test (not skin test) for allergy to something. ...Read more

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Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?

Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?

Winter skin problems: are one of Winter's worst "gifts" and they increase as your age increases! I suggest running a humidifier in your bedroom at night. and use CUREL intensive lotion liberally!!! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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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.

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.

Eczema: Rash in the creases is likely to be eczema not keratosis pilaris, these areas are not generally hairy. You need to use a moisturizer and may need a topical steroid if it persists. ...Read more

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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?!

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 more

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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?

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?

See allergist: 32 years are long enough and you should consult an allergist to find out what may be causing your problem and provide the appropriate treatment. People tend to underestimate the impact on their quality of life from allergic conditions. ...Read more

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Why does my skin burn when i'm out in the sun?

Why does my skin burn when i'm out in the sun?

Get seen: A host of uncommon diseases can do this, from some of the porphyrias to xeroderma pigmentosum. You'd do well to make a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and inflames and becomes red in winters?

Dry skin : Place moisturizer every morning after you shower. Most likely the dry skin you are getting is from the lack of moisture in winter. This is common. Use a quality moisturizer often. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not due to hot water: Within 3 minutes after bathing use a cream for dry skin. Best is one with CERAMIDES. You may also benefit from a prescription cortisone cream or ointment. ...Read more

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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!?

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

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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: allergies, lack of good fats, bowl imbalance, dehydration.... ...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

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What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

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

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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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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

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 more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

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 more

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I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

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

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My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

Cold urticaria: Most likely related to the ice causing release of histamines from the cell. Not an allergic reaction, however I would advice against sudden exposure to cold temperatures. ...Read more

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I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere.  What can this be?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "little stickers." you probably need to see your dermatologist or allergist for a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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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 10yrs that swells and leaves  the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Dermatographism: Sounds like a type of dermographism. This is usually treated with an over the counter non sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. A sedating med such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may work as well. Sometimes sun exposure can reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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?

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