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Why are fleas attracted to me and why does it itch so badly?

Why are fleas attracted to me and why does it itch so badly?

Your body's reaction: The itch from bites is not due to the bite itself, but the reaction your body has in response to the bite. When certain chemicals in your body are released you feel the desire to itch. The reason humans have different reactions to the same bug bite is how much of those chemicals are released by different individuals. ...Read more

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Does any one know why poison ivy makes us itchy?

Does any one know why poison ivy makes us itchy?

Oleoresin allergy: The oleoresin (urushiol oil) in the plant sap of the poison ivy plant triggers a type IV allergic reaction where t cells of the immune system are involved. It's the same type of reaction that causes nickel allergy. For a quick review, please read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/04/poison-ivy/. ...Read more

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Why does lime make my pimples itch really bad? Isn't it supposed to make it better?

No: It irritates your skin, that's why it itches. No evidence said that lime works for pimples. ...Read more

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Why do I itch so badly all the time? My skin is not even that dry?

Why do I itch so badly all the time?  My skin is not even that dry?

ITCHING ALL THE TIME: If you are itching all the time, it could be due to many things. It depends on your health, any medications you take, and it depends on where the itching is. A dermatologist will probably find a reason for your itching. Soaps, detergents, and anything you may be using to wash your clothing may be responsible. Do you have diabetes? Are you anemic? These are some things that you should look into. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina itch but not burn at all?

Why does my vagina itch but not burn at all?

Infection : Itching or burning or both can be signs of irritation or infection. Yeast infection is a common cause. ...Read more

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I got into some poison ivy or oak. Is there anything I can do to not get it?

I got into some poison ivy or oak. Is there anything I can do to not get it?

Wash: The location promptly along with any clothing that may have contacted, cortisone cream will limit ...Read more

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Why do some people say they arent allergic to poison ivy?

Why do some people say they arent allergic to poison ivy?

Some people aren't: Because some people are not allergic to it. Allergies depend on the response of several factors of the individual immune system. For different reasons, some people develop an allergy to something and others do not. Over time with more exposure, someone previously without a problem can develop it. Once there, it almost always remains though. ...Read more

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Why does marijuana make my pain a thousand times worse but doesnt do that to anybody else?

Why does marijuana make my pain a thousand times worse but doesnt do that to anybody else?

Variable responses: No medicine works equally well for everyone. A pharmaceutical that saves many lives might kill someone else. Reactions to marijuana vary greatly. While most people find it calming, some become anxious or paranoid after use.Obviously it is not your medicine.You might even be allergic to it- see http://www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-are-the-signs-of-an-allergic-reaction-to-marijuana.htm#didyouknowout ...Read more

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Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en

Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en

Complex: If the insulation (myelin) is damaged in nerve fibers, the heat promotes intracellular potassium to leach out, worsening nerve fnctn. A drug such as Ampyra may help stabilize, and since fatigue is an issue, might try Ritalin or nuvigil. Best approach, more potent drug such as gilenya, tysabri, (natalizumab) or even the forthcoming bg-12, and take vit d. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! does anyone know how i can alter my sneeze so that it's not so obnoxious?

Could use your help docs! does anyone know how i can alter my sneeze so that it's not so obnoxious?

Open you mouth?: Maybe try to open your mouth when you feel it coming on so that it comes out as a cough? Remember to "cough" into your sleeve or if you use your hand, wash it right after. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat Quaker instant oatmeal? Is that true? They say it's bad because it does not need to cook, it only just hot water.

Is it bad to eat Quaker instant oatmeal? Is that true? They say it's bad because it does not need to cook, it only just hot water.

Opinions differ: Dear Sir: Many seem to think that the instant oatmeals are not good for you because of many reasons but then they are really not bad if you use boiling water as this actually will cook the oatmeal that is there. It is better to eat this than to not eat at all and eat other foods that are worse for you. There are better choices but you will be fine eating this off and on. ...Read more

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Why does it seem that with any kind of antihistamine i take it makes my allergies worse? Even allergy injections

Why does it seem that with any kind of antihistamine i take it makes my allergies worse? Even allergy injections

Allergy shots: Effective allergy shots requires that effective doses be provided. Most board certified allergists provide allergy shot doses in the effective range. If your shots are not working you may be getting low dose allergy shots. If your doctor cannot tell you if your doses are compliant with those recommended by the jcaai practice parameters (www.Jcaai.Org) then this may be an explanation. ...Read more

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Why do my vagina smell like shrimps but do not itch?

Why do my vagina smell like shrimps but do not itch?

See below: The most common reason for vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis. This is an overgrowth of one of the normal bacteria in the vagina. It can lead to irritation and odor. You should see your doctor for a culture. ...Read more

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Why do i scratch so bad but no sighn of rash or bumps or nothing?

Why do i scratch so bad but no sighn of rash or bumps or nothing?

Many causes: Check this link --> http://www.dermnetnz.org/systemic/itch.html To contact me click here --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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I heard alcohol is not sweet but people like it anyway. I can't understand how anything besides water could taste good if it doesn't have sugar. Why?

I heard alcohol is not sweet but people like it anyway. I can't understand how anything besides water could taste good if it doesn't have sugar. Why?

Alcohol use: Alcohol is not sweet, beer can be bitter in taste. People like using alcohol for relaxation, socialization, to deal with stresses, to numb the painful feelings from anxiety and depression. Alcohol addiction leads to many complications. ...Read more

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Why do eggs sometimes make me nauseous? It doesn't matter how I cook them and there's no way of knowing when it might happen.

Why do eggs sometimes make me nauseous?  It doesn't matter how I cook them and there's no way of knowing when it might happen.

Good question: Eggs, due to their sulfurous nature, can cause nausea in some people. A food allergy is possible but less likely. If it doesn't happen with other foods, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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