Scabies

Scabies is a contagious skin infection caused by a tiny and commonly not directly visible itch mite. Characterized by never-ending itching and skin irritation, the disease can be transmitted mostly by skin-to-skin contact and from objects like mattresses.

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Where can you buy Longinexx over the counter?

Longinexx can be purchased off of the Longinexx website, and from other online dealers. See the related link.

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Could having HIV make you itch a lot?

Not in itself,however some types of anti-retroviral medications have been know to cause severe rash's due to allergic reaction. If this takes place,treatment will be altered.

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Does mole biopsy cause itching?

Normally, when a spot is biopsied it's itchy, just wait after two or three weeks before you act, and if it's persisted you might need to see a doctor or a dermatologist because Melanoma (the most dangerous type of skin cancer) might be on it's way, remember Melanoma may begin in association with a mole.

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Suicide Warning Signs, Statistics, and Prevention

Can scabies drive someone to suicide?

Suicide is a very drastic, end all action. While I imagine scabies could drive a person to the brink from the itching they cause, I believe treatment will be sought out before anything as drastic as suicide unfolds.

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Scabies

Can guinea pigs get scabies?

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Yes they can, and it is a very painful condition to them. They shed flakes of skin and scratch like crazy, and it usually takes a while before you can notice that it is serious.

The itching is caused by mites that are microscopic and under their skin, and causes them to wheek in pain. Worst is that they can scratch so much that they start bleeding and infect their wounds as a result causing really serious conditions, so a check on how their are doing and how it is progressing is needed.

The itiching is also causing them a lot of stress.

A visit to the vet is needed asap and treatment with specific behind the neck medication applied on them (sometimes with repeats needed every 2 weeks for a month).

I can't remember the name of the medicine but it is a worldwide scabies pet medicine so your vet will know.

Guineas usually shed a lot of hair as a result of the scratching and end up with big bald patches in which, after it gets better, hair will slowly grow back.

Our Piggy had that when he was a Baby soon after we got him from the pet shop, so we don't know how or where he caught it...

It got better after roughly 6 weeks.

The main thing is first to go to the vet and have them put the medicine of the piggy, because I tried lots of other stuff on him not knowing it was scabies and in the meantime it got worse...so as soon as symptoms like sneezing a lot, scratching, flakes of skin shed, and hairloss around the scratching area..go to the vet ASAP.

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Scabies

Stop itching skin from a fiberglass pool?

All fiberglass has a final coating of gel coat, it could be marine gel coat, tooling gel coat, or swimming pool gel coat. Typically, swimming pool gel coat will last about 20 years before it loses effectivness. At that point, algae becomes able to "cling", the surface begins to stain, and the actual fiberglass becomes evident to swimmers, causing scratches. There is only one solution, lightly sand off the remaining gel coat, wash down the pool, apply one coat of vinyl ester resin, and roll-on 3 coats of swimming pool gel coat. The pool will be as good as new for another 20 years, provided the pool is properly cared for.

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Numbness and itching on wrist and arm?

numbness and itching in hand arm and leg

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Does dry skin make you itch?

It sure does! The loss of moisture in dry skin, for whatever reason, needs to be replaced...so use lots of moisturizing lotions, especially after warm (never hot) baths or showers. Applying lotion to damp skin helps retain moisture. Using a humidifier helps too. And don't scratch!

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Does skin itch when you grow?

Only if you have a rare disease called accute tengenitious. You must contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY!!! Don't be worried, it should be a relatively painless death... I'm sorry.

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Why do leech bites itch?

Think about a leach as a mosquito. As you know, both leaches and mosquitoes suck blood but what you probably didn't know was that a mosquito injects a disease into your leg when it bites. Now, usually right when you feel it bite you shoo it away. If you would leave it alone it would then suck out the disease that makes you itch. Leaches are the exact same way however their process is much much, much slower!

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How long is scabies contagious for?

Scabies are usually contagious about 40 days before you know you have them. They die within about 10 hours of being treated and are then no longer contagious. They don't like to live on fabric and if they can't find a human they will die off on clothes in about 4 days.

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What does it mean if both palms itch?

I had this happen when I ate too much movie popcorn. Never had it happen before. I researched it and there is an additive to movie popcorn that some people are allergic to, and it can cause the palms or soles of the feet to itch until the toxins are out of the body! ;-) I'm not a nurse or doc, but I did extensive research on this after it happened to me...only once and never again as I now don't overdo the movie popcorn!

Improved Answer: If you mean the superstition about getting money when hands itch. It's the right hand that will get you money when itchy; left hand will loose you money.

When both hands itch I have no idea what that means same things has happened to me.

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Fleas

Can fleas cause bumps and itching?

Yes.

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Why does grass make you itch?

Grass has a serrated edge on its blade and makes tiny cuts on your skin. Many of these gives the itching sensation. If you have ever run through a cornfield without a shirt on, you are very familiar with this fact. while the serated edge part in the former answer is true the main reason for the itching sensation is the litle "hairs" on the grass. look closly with a magnefying glass on the underside of a blade of grass, it is covered with tiny hairs, at the tip of each is a drop of fluid (too small for the naked eye to see) witch contains an irritating substance the grass secreats for protection from herbivores. the serated edge is also meant for the same purpose. zaf.

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If your vulva has been really swollen and darkened in color for over a year but you have no pain itching or irritation is this normal or do you need to see a gynecologist?

There is probably nothing wrong, but if I were you, I'd go to the doctor anyway. Just to be sure.

I don't agree. Any unusual change to your body must be taken seriously. especially when it's down there. See a good gynae. Vulvas are not meant to be swollen or change in colour.

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What does facial itching mean?

It probably means that your face is dry and that you need to moisturize it

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Is triamcinolone acetone cream used for jock itch?

I used it. It worked for me in two days.

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Does the shingles make you itch?

yes it does because it developes in your body and the ingrdients had toffee in it so it make you itchy never ever put it on your bum becaue after oneweek you wont have any bum.

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What causes red lower legs with no pain or itching?

I think its got something to do with lack of blood flow or back injury, go see a doctor!

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Swimming Pools
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Scabies

Why do chlorine swimming pools cause itching?

It is not the chlorine that causes itching it is the pH balance or in unbalance. ~ someone is not maintaining all the chemistry in the correct parameters. Ph 7.4-7.8, alkalinity 80-120 ppm. Get your chemistry at those listed and your problems with itching will stop.

Ken

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Sunburn

What to do for severe sunburn itch?

I've read several inquiries online from people desperately seeking relief as they experience an unusual deep nerve penetrating itch after a sunburn.

My family has experienced this for three generations and when we finally found this soulution we try to let others know.

For intense-deep-i'm going crazy-sunburn itch ....get PEPPERMINT OIL. Be careful not to buy peppermint extract. You can find PEPPERMINT OIL in health food stores and natural foods stores. There are some pharmacists who know about this and carry it as well...not many though.

Rub the oil directly on the affected area until all of the surface is covered. If you can't reach...for back burns, have someone else apply thorougly.

The hands of whoever applies it will feel the cooling affect of the oil even after they wash their hands. It feels fine, not painful in anyway. AVOID any contact with eyes, mouth or nose however as they will be irritated by the oil.

This is the ONLY thing that works nearly instantly and permanently with this deep nerve sunburn itch that some people experience. One application is all that is necessary as Peppermint oil is pretty potent. Please try this. I know the insanity you are feeling if you are going through this right now.

Again I'm talking about unusually intensedeep nerve itching, not regular peeling skin itch that most people experience post sunburn. This deeper, intense almost pinching itch begins usually one or two days following a burn and those who experience it feel as though they are going crazy as it's intensity is nearly unbearable.

Things to avoid that only make this itch worse...don't apply any lotion or other oils. This includes pure aloe vera which seems to just dry it more. Standing under a cool shower spray can help as long as you are in it while you wait for someone to buy the PEPPERMINT OIL. Anyone who has gone through this knows that any relief brought by the spray of water goes away as soon as you get out of the shower and start to dry the itch returns.

PEPPERMINT OIL WILL remove the itch.

Just writing about this always makes me remember the insane feeling of experiencing this and makes me hopeful others will find this in time to find relief.

Once you've used it IT WILL WORK. You'll want to keep the oil on hand and avoid at all costs exposing yourself to the sun again like that in the future. We know two things about it...if you've experienced it once you are vulnerable to it happening again, and, it seems to be a genetic thing. About half of my family members have experienced it once, two of them twice. We don't risk it anymore. It is sure nice to know what to do about it though.

I research this quite a lot to see if other's have found this solution. I did see a few posts that have indicated that gold balm medicated powder has worked for some relief too. I haven't tried that (and don't intend to EVER be in the position to need to), but it's worth writing about any real relief as this is such a crazy thing to experience with no relief.

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Can a man with jock itch give a women yeast infection?

Jock itch on a man (Trichophyton rubrum) is mildly contagious - it will cause the same infection on women. The rash from jock itch will be red, tan or brown and skin will appear to be dry and cracking, rippling and peeling.

A woman with a yeast infection (Candida albicans) will spread the infection to her sexual partner, about 15% of the time. The fungus that causes a yeast infection will cause a red and wet looking rash.

Condoms are helpful in preventing the spread of either fungus. For either infection, keeping the skin dry and clean is your best defense, Allowing the area to "air out" can be a huge help. After bathing, air dry for as long as you can. Wearing 100% cotton underwear and pants will help the skin stay healthy, in warm or cold weather. Change out of a wet bathing suit or workout clothing as soon as possible.

Once infected by yeast, the use of OTC medication such as Monistat (which comes with a topical anti-itch cream) is equally effective for women or men. Follow the directions on the box, use for the full treatment (3 to 7 days).

The commonly used OTC medications Lamisil, Micatin and Lotrimin are effective in clearing the fungus from jock itch 50% of the time. Use the medication for a full 2 weeks, if needed for a persistent infection, use for 2 more weeks. Some fungal infections require stronger medication such as Nystatin or oral medications such as Flucon available by prescription.

As soon as treatment begins, wash all towels and sheets in hot water and bleach - for 20 minutes, use the second rinse option. Use the hottest, water appropriate with bleach, for clothing. Change any clothing that comes in contact with infected skin with each application of anti-fungal.

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Can uti cause itching?

Absolutely. It can be very painful and irritating. It can itch and burn while you urinate but it can also itch when you are not urinating. The itching can be extremely uncomfortable and seem almost unbearable and is generally fairly specific to the urethral opening (where you pee from). However, if you're at risk for sexually transmissible infections, and if you are experiencing painful urination and itching, ask your health care provider if you were screened for trichomoniasis at the time of your visit, and whether you had a urine culture done. If not, and if your symptoms don't improve within 48 hours of the start of treatment, see your health care provider for a follow up exam and to determine if additional testing is needed.

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What could a very small purplish rash on your neck that itches only when touched or dry be?

could be a mild form of eczema caused by some costume jewelry (nickel allergy) or any faux elements (non-gold/platinum/silver). try cortisone to moisturize and lighten the skin.

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What could a rash be on the inner right thigh that has dry patchy skin with little red bumps and itches?

I normally get that on my thighs in the winter time, but I just put moisturizer on it and it went away the next day. It's probably just dry skin. just got one myself. very scared.. i seem to get weird symptoms lately of God knows what. If it is round it could also be ringworm.

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