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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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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What are the side of effects that cause the side of my feet itch more at night by itching it a lot where it shows red small dots from itching it?

What are the side of effects that cause the side of my feet itch more at night by itching it a lot where it shows red small dots from itching it?

Fungus or eczema: You probably have s fungal infection on the plantar aspect of your feet. The fungal infection causes itching, probably more so at night because you are aware of it, since you are barefoot in bed and have more access to your feet. It could also be a contact allergy to a certain pair of shoes or something you have applied to your feet. Your best bet is to try an overt the counter anti fungal cream. ...Read more

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I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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I wish I could send the pic of my feet... On my heel, the bottom and on side of my feet its a dark brownish red color & itches what could this be?

I wish I could send the pic of my feet... On my heel, the bottom and on side of my feet its a dark brownish red color & itches what could this be?

Rash: Rashes are best diagnosed when a doctor can see them, diagnose the issue and provide directed therapy. With that being said, it could simply be dry skin or athletes foot or atopic dermatitis or? What have you used on the rash? ...Read more

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My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise. Thx?

My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise. Thx?

Eczema??: Do your hands and feet get bumps, sometimes blister and peel or crack? And do you get rough itchy spots on your body? The answer for that would be eczema but really can't tell without seeing it. The problem could be as simple as dry skin that could respond to amlactin 12% moisturizer that you should be able to get on almost any pharmacy. See you dr for right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The heels of my feet itches all the time especially at night. I've tried lotions but it dosent help any. Can u tell me what will n what's the cause.?

Many possibilities: Itching to the bottoms of the feet can be due to many causes, including infection or allergies. Best to see your doctor to determine the exact cause before implementing a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

Skin Rash: Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications.
A diagnosis can be made with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Time to see doctor: If is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Scabies on my feet itches to much and the cream that doc gave me seems to not be working cause im up all night with itches please help a shot maybe?

Scabies on my feet itches to much and the cream that doc gave me seems to not be working cause im up all night with itches please help a shot maybe?

Treat the source: Scabies is a challenging problem to treat. Not only do you need to use the proper cream (ie: Elimite or permethrin) for the proper amount of time, you need to treat the source by washing all clothes, linens, towels, anything in contact with your body in hot water. Anything not washable needs to be sealed off for 3-5 days so the mite does not reproduce. Ivermectin is an oral medication. ...Read more

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My ankle swells and top of my feet in the ankle region there is a rash on both feet that itches. What are the possible causes?

My ankle swells and top of my feet in the ankle region there is a rash on both feet that itches. What are the possible causes?

Many possibilities.: This could be many things. Eczema, fungal skin infection, dermatitis. You should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Every time I get home, I notice these bump like itches keep appearing on my feet, legs & eventually to my arms. What could be the cause?

Every time I get home, I notice these bump like itches keep appearing on my feet, legs & eventually to my arms. What could be the cause?

Indoor allergen?: If this occurs only when you are in the house, I would suspect something in the home being an allergen to you. In a tropical climate, mold allergy would be top on the list. Check for mold infestations. My question is whether this also occurs when you are at a friend's house at about the same time since hives do tend to get worse in the evening vs the morning? ...Read more

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I have a rash on top of both of my feet. Have had it for several years. As I get older it gets worse. It itches like crazy when I take off my boots and it gets air. My doctor says its not athlete's foot and it is starting to form on my ankles. I wear wo

I have a rash on top of both of my feet. Have had it for several years. As I get older it gets worse. It itches like crazy when I take off my boots and it gets air. My doctor says its not athlete's foot and it is starting to form on my ankles. I wear wo

Contact dermatitis?: If it isn't fungus, then it is a form of dermatitis, a skin inflammation. Considering where it is, consider contact dermatitis, a reaction to materials in clothing, shoes, etc. Visit a dermatologist or podiatrist. You would benefit from a biopsy and possibly patch testing to see if you are allergic to anything causing this problem. ...Read more

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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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Bottom of my feet itch, what can I do?

Bottom of my feet itch, what can I do?

Itchy Feet: Itchy feet can be associated with allergic reactions, bacteria, fungal infections, eczema, and products that are drying. ...Read more

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Bottom of my feet itch like crazy, what to do?

Bottom of my feet itch like crazy, what to do?

I would first: Recommend an antifungal agent, alternatively if the itching is driving you insane aveeno (oatmeal) makes a calanie lotion with an antiitch and I find it to be rather soothing. If fungus is indeed present (looks like dry scaly skin, if you look close you might see little rings of skin) then apply antifungal after that intitial itch goes away. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet itch like crazy, what to do?

The bottom of my feet itch like crazy, what to do?

Try applying: An antifungal. Fungus is common on the bottom of the foot. Refrain from scratching. ...Read more

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Why do the inside of my hands and bottom of my feet itch and have a reddish hue?

Why do the inside of my hands and bottom of my feet itch and have a reddish hue?

Consult your doctor: There are many conditions that can cause redness of the palms and the soles of the feet. These may or may not be related. Examination by a medical doctor may help to arrive at the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just started a job waitressing. I noticed when I take my shoes off after a long day, the bottom of my feet itch. Why is that?

I just started a job waitressing. I noticed when I take my shoes off after a long day, the bottom of my feet itch. Why is that?

Itching: After working all day wearing shoes is most likey some type of a skin fungus infection, try to keep your feet dry as possible, switch socks in middle of workday and wear moisture wicking away socks. Also consider seeing a foot doctor if problem persists. ...Read more

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When I am very tired the bottoms of my feet itch. Very badly. Is there a reason why?

See a dermatologist: You do not say if there is a rash on the bottom of your feet. If there is, you may have a fungus infection or eczema. You should see a dermatologist to help make the diagnosis and prescribe therapy. ...Read more

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I have problem itching the bottom of my feet?

I have problem itching the bottom of my feet?

Possibilities: Fungus, allergic reaction, other form of dermatitis or neuropathic condition are some. See Podiatrist if this persists. Is there any peeling or scaling of the skin? ...Read more

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I have itching at the bottom of my feet. No other symptoms. What's the possibility of it being caused by a major health issue?

I have itching at the bottom of my feet. No other symptoms. What's the possibility of it being caused by a major health issue?

Likely not serious: Most common cause athletes foot, or tinea pedis. If there is associated odor or small "pits" in the skin it could be pitted keratolysis. Overall, I highly doubt any serious health issue. If it persists after simple over the counter treatments, then I would consult a posiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I stop the itching on the bottom of my feet, and toes?

How can I stop the itching on the bottom of my feet, and toes?

See below: It would be best to find out why this is occurring, but you can try a cortisone cream and antifungal cream. ...Read more

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I took my first dosage of Amoxicillin 500mg and within the hour the bottom of my feet started itching and can't stop scratching them...

I took my first dosage of Amoxicillin 500mg and within the hour the bottom of my feet started itching and can't stop scratching them...

Allergic reaction: This may be an allergic reaction. If it has not spread to other areas and you are not having trouble breathing and there is no swelling of the face or tongue I would not be too concerned.
I would discuss it with the doctor that prescribed the medication ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

The bottom of my feet and the palms of my hands are red and burning and itching. What could this be from.

Hand/foot pain: There are many dermatologic conditions that could be affecting both your plams and soles of your feet. If the burning and itching is affecting your daily life, try taking an oral anti-histamine and seeing your pcp/dermatologist/podiatrist. ...Read more

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Reasons why my feet itch on the side?

Reasons why my feet itch on the side?

Fungus: Perhaps. This is likely the most common cause. ...Read more

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Why do my feet itch at night?

Why do my feet itch at night?

Itching: There can be several reasons. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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How come my feet itch after the shower?

Likely the water: Is hot and it causes vasodilation of the blood vessels and the rush of blood to the skin is what is feeling itchy. Of course fungus could always be a possibility as well. ...Read more

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The top of my feet itch. How can I relieve the itch?

The top of my feet itch. How can I relieve the itch?

Cause?: Is there a rash? This could be from reaction to material in shoe, from sweating and warmth of she. Immediately cold milk preseason a paper towel for 5 minuteswil, relieve itching along with Hydrocortisone cream. If it persists the shoes need to be checked to see if you are allergic to lining. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my feet itch only when in the shower?

Hot water: May be vasodilating b look vessels and your feeling the blood rush, if your shower is cold then you got me.... ...Read more

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My feet itch at night and in the morning, what is it?

P.M. itch: Possibly dust mite allergy. See your pcp for a blood rast test to d.F and d.P. Mites or an allergist for skin testing. ...Read more