What can I do to calm extremely itchy skin?

Moisturizer. Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch.

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I have extremely itchy skin problem?

Sarna lotion. Use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, drink water, use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when taking a shower, and use witch hazel for itching relief. If this does not resolve see a doctor as you may have an anxiety problem. Read more...

My 86 year old father is suffering from extremely itchy skin, mostly at night when things are quiet and he's ready for sleep. What is this?

Many possibilities. Itching is typically worse at night, because during the day your mind is on more important things. At night when you go to bed and have nothing in particular to think about, your itching becomes worse. Possible causes are way too numerous to list here, but the first thing i would do is stop any non-essential medications. If the itching persists, your dad should see his doctor for a thorough exam. Read more...

5 weeks postpartum, extremely itchy skin since delivery. My sister had a c-section on 15 January 2016. Medicine, lotion nothing is working.

Unclear. It is unclear if you are itching or if you are referring to your sister having itching after a c section. 5 weeks after delivery the effects of pregnancy should be resolving. I would schedule a visit with a dermatologist and have them evaluate your skin to determine the cause and treatment. Read more...

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin? Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. Read more...

I have extremely itchy skin can't sleep at night at all really small spots mostly on my back stomach near my vagina and thighs I honestly don't know nei?

Night itching. You may have an infestation of itch mite. They usually are very active at night and cause intense itching at night. See your doctor or dermatologist for special prescriptions and help. Meanwhile try painting tincture of iodine all over spotted area and repeat three times per night. Read more...