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Skin Itching - How To Reduce It?

Evolve Esthetique Clinics 88% (30 ratings)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Lucknow
Skin Itching - How To Reduce It?

Skin irritants are everywhere. Even in your house, there is practically no place where there are no skin irritants. Laundry detergents, air fresheners and floor polishes are just a few factors that cause skin itching. The reason why this happens is because products like air fresheners and floor polishes take away essential oils and water from the skin which leads to dryness and irritation. This type of dry, itchy skin can also progress to skin conditions like eczema.

Here are some ways you can stop your skin from becoming dry and itchy:

1.        Wear gloves
The ideal thing to do w
ould be to wear soft, thin cotton gloves and only wear rubber gloves on top of that. Do not touch a bucket or sponge without it. Even if you cannot wear soft, thin cotton gloves underneath, at least wear the rubber gloves as this protects your hands from irritants. 

2.        Rinse after swimming
Chlorine is one of the principal causes of itchiness in your skin. It is absolutely essential that once you have finished swimming you rinse your body with water and a little soap. Even more importantly, use a moisturizer with glycerin in it, as this will keep the moisture trapped inside. Glycerin is particularly good at holding on to moisture.

3.        Petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly has been proven to reduce the chances of dry, itchy skin because it contains only one ingredient. This one-ingredient formula is especially great when it is applied to sensitive skin. The reason why one ingredient is better than a moisturizer with many chemicals is because a one ingredient formula is gentler and therefore creates a protective barrier against irritants.

4.        Oatmeal baths
For this kind of treatment, grind oatmeal in a blender and then sprinkle it in your bath water. Oatmeal has an anti-inflammatory substance known as avenanthramides which decreases itching and redness of the skin.

5.        Cleanliness 
This is perhaps the most important tip which can be given. If you do not regularly clean your floors or wash your bed sheets in hot water than you are at a high risk of getting mites and these are one of the most common irritants of your skin.

I am suffering from skin itching in my buttocks for last two years. It subsides for few days and again comes back. Kindly suggest to cure the sane permanently.

Dr. Ramya M N 91% (980 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from skin itching in my buttocks for last two years. It subsides for few days and again comes back. Ki...
You may have fungal infection. Fungal infections of skin may be tinea, candidal and many more. Most common fungal infection is tinea also called as ring worm. This needs treatment with oral and topical antifungals. Period of treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the type of response. It may be weeks or months. Expecting cure in few days and running from one doctor to another will cause you more harm than good. Be patient and stick to one doctor. Make sure you are consulting a qualified dermatologist. You can even consult online with pictures.
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I just noticed my vulva has become very itchy. It only itches when I touch or wipe around the area. It is red and looks swollen. I can send a picture to give a better look.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (18079 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I just noticed my vulva has become very itchy. It only itches when I touch or wipe around the area. It is red and loo...
Hello Whitney. Mostly it is because of the fungal infection. But it hardly can be cured by allopathic creams and Medicine. Take proper homoeopathic treatment.. You can consult me at lybrate..
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I'm getting reddish rashes and itching when the hands, foot,neck is exposed to sun ,when we travel long distances by motor bike. Please suggest me any home remedy or sunscreen lotion.

Dr. Priya Parekh 87% (62 ratings)
MBBS
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Pune
I'm getting reddish rashes and itching when the hands, foot,neck is exposed to sun ,when we travel long distances by ...
Photosensitivity cover the areas with light colour clothes apply sunblock like photobloc available on chemist. Wash the exposed areas with cold water.
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I am having the problem of Lips Swelling, or hardening of some part of the face or itching sensation in any part of the body every 3rd day, for which I am taking Cetrizine. I am also suffering from ECZEMA in my right lower leg, which was caused long ago due to burn by Bike Silencer. Are these two things co related. And what is the permanent cure for these two problems.

Dr. Saibal Moitra 92% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MD Respiratory Medicine, Ph.D - Physiology, FCCP (USA)
Allergist/Immunologist, Kolkata
I am having the problem of Lips Swelling, or hardening of some part of the face or itching sensation in any part of t...
The symptoms are related. The eczematous skin lesion caused sensitisation to various air borne allergens, and now the symptoms seems to be of angioedema. Kindly see an allergist/immunologist as this needs to be evaluated and treated properly to prevent the progression of disease and development of future complications.
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Hi, Since last one week I have formed dry itchy skin all over body. It's irresistible. Itching happens most at night, causing discomfort in sleep. Can anyone suggest what could be the reason and how to cure it? Is it because of bathing in warm water?

Dr. Saibal Moitra 92% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MD Respiratory Medicine, Ph.D - Physiology, FCCP (USA)
Allergist/Immunologist, Kolkata
Hi, Since last one week I have formed dry itchy skin all over body. It's irresistible. Itching happens most at night,...
Dryness of skin is not an allergic problem per se, though allergic skin diseases tend to form itchy rash with dry skin. First your other organ systems needs to be checked like liver, kidney, thyroid etc Kindly consult a medicine specialist.
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I'm having white sore in my vaginal opening area and in two more white sore on side of my genteal, having heavy itching on that area, nd pain when I'm passing urine I'm having extreme pain and burning sensation. Dono what to do.

Dr. Sunil Sabhnani 87% (77 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, Fage, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Sores in the vagina area can be due to many reasons it can be bacterial infection, fungal infection, protozoan infection. It can be due to tampon use, due to drug /medicine side effects etc. You should get a thorough examination done by a dermatologist or a gynaecologist. They will have some tests also done. At home you can apply some soothing Chandan paste and coconut oil.
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Hi, Hello Doctor, I'm 23 year old female. I want to know, On my arm, there are small grains in winter, due to which the marks remain. I am very itchy Tell me why this happens due to this and how will it be treated?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (18079 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi, Hello Doctor, I'm 23 year old female. I want to know, On my arm, there are small grains in winter, due to which t...
it is because of the unhealthy skin condition of the skin and sensitiveness to cold... Take homoeopathic treatment.
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Eyelid Irritation - How To Treat It?

Dr. Pavan Lohiya 92% (10 ratings)
MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Eyelid Irritation - How To Treat It?

This is a condition which can be caused in the delicate folds of the skin over the eye called the eyelid. The eyelids usually protect us from extreme light, and the entrance of other debris as well as against injuries to the delicate interiors of the eyes. The eyelid may get irritated or experience varied sensations like prickling, burning or itching, with a dull ache or sharp pain due to many reasons. This discomfort and irritation is usually caused by inflammation. Let us learn more about this condition.

Eyelid Inflammation: Blepharitis or eye inflammation is a condition that causes eyelid irritation because of allergic reactions as well as infections, dandruff in the eyelashes and eyebrows, pollutants and varied other causes. Also, poor hygiene can lead to the growth of eyelash lice which can also enter the eyes and lead to inflammation and irritation of the eyelids. A malfunctioning oil gland can also cause this kind of problem along with side effects of certain kinds of medication.

Types of Inflammation: This condition can be of two types :- anterior and posterior. Anterior eye inflammation causes irritation in that part of the eyelids which are outside the eyes where the eyelashes are situated. Dandruff and allergic reactions can also cause this kind of irritation. Posterior eyelid inflammation is a condition that can be found in the inner rims and corners of the eyes where malfunctioning oil glands found in the follicles of the eyelashes can cause this problem leading to blurry or cloudy vision as well.

Symptoms: Apart from irritation and not being able to close the eyes properly, there are many other symptoms of this condition. These symptoms include sensitivity to glares of light, oily eyelids, burning and itching sensation, and a feeling that some particles have entered your eyes and formed a crust on your eyelashes.

Checking for an Infection: Many of these symptoms can point at the presence of an infection, especially when accompanied by fever and headaches. Yet, irritation can also just be a cause of simple inflammation or due to the entry of a foreign body into the eye. Still, it is always best to get the symptoms checked by an ophthalmologist who will conduct a detailed eye exam along with lab tests based on blood samples in order to ensure that there is no bacterium or virus infecting the body.

Treatment: Steroids and antibiotics will be used only when there is an infection. As a home remedy for this condition, you can apply a warm wash cloth and clean your eyes frequently.

Talk to your doctor about potential complications of this irritation like eyelash loss.

Have fungal infection in private part for the past 1 month. Itching there have tried all OTC nothing worked out. Pls help.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 90% (29788 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Have fungal infection in private part for the past 1 month. Itching there have tried all OTC nothing worked out. Pls ...
You can take Flucan ( Fluconazole ) Tablet and apply Candid cream or Imidil cream as you have fungal infection
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