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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Moisturize

This depends of what is the cause of itching.
In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor.

In brief: Moisturize

This depends of what is the cause of itching.
In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Red itchy skin

Those symptoms mean the skin is irritated.
Cool compresses can soothe it and reduce the redness. Hydrocortisone and moisturizers can help with the itching.

In brief: Red itchy skin

Those symptoms mean the skin is irritated.
Cool compresses can soothe it and reduce the redness. Hydrocortisone and moisturizers can help with the itching.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dr. Peterson Pierre
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