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'Tis the season for the itchy left breast mystery

Every winter, I get a small patch of dry, itchy skin on my breast. It's always in the same place. What could be causing it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2016 - 15 answers

Skin rash and now flaking: what is this?

A couple of weeks ago I had a skin reaction, and now I'm shedding. Help me sort this out. Not too gross. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2016 - 8 answers

Exercise Crops for the Out of Shape Itch Inflicted

I searched AskMe for the the exercise/itch questions and got some interesting results. Tbh I still don't really know why. But the immediate problem facing me is, I don't know what kind of bottoms I can wear to pilates because the ones I've been wearing seem to make the problem worse. [more inside]
posted by maykasahara on Apr 26, 2016 - 11 answers

If itching is torture (it is) than my body is torturing itself.

I am itchy all over. And now, from scratching in bed, entirely covered in hives. My body is throbbing and I feel like my brain will snap if I don't scratch the incessant creeping itchiness that is simply everywhere. YNAMD - but also, my doctor won't be in until Tuesday and I feel this issue isn't worth taking up time in urgent care or emerg. [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Mar 25, 2016 - 27 answers

Danger of using Hydrocortisone cream for infant/toddler eczema?

Have been using 1% hydrocortisone polysporin cream on my 20 month old daughter and the results have been dramatic - from raw angry looking legs and constant scratching to totally clear skin. What sort of precautions should we be taking when using this? What are the dangers associated with it? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Dec 9, 2015 - 15 answers

Acupuncture didn't work the first time. Any point in continuing?

I got acupuncture for my chronically itchy skin and it was an unpleasant experience. Should I keep with it? [more inside]
posted by thetortoise on Dec 1, 2015 - 12 answers

How to treat notalgia paresthetica

Itching-burning between scapula, usually at some defined spot but sometimes covering or referring the unwanted sensation over a greater area of the midback. Wiki notalgia paresthetica. I have tried many things with no success. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on Oct 24, 2015 - 6 answers

How to make sudden-onset butt itchiness go away quickly?

Yesterday evening, my butt area started itching/hurting. This has never happened before. My long-distance partner is coming into town tomorrow. I will not be able to see a doctor--please just trust me on this--for at least a week. Help me prioritize the many internet treatments I've seen for butt itching- what's the quickest way to get this under control so I can enjoy a few days of sexytimes without being distracted by my butt itching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2015 - 23 answers

Why am I so itchy!

Over the last week, I have developed a really itchy rash on my elbows, upper arms (underside), and back of calves. Any ideas what could be causing it? [more inside]
posted by antipode12 on Aug 18, 2015 - 11 answers

Good Lord Please Make My Butt Itch Go Away

My butt itches constantly. Mostly at night but during the day as well. I'm tired of it and want it to stop once and for all. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2015 - 30 answers

Can you make lace and rhinestone less itchy?

My wife has to wear a bridesmaid's dress that has lace and rhinestones in the neck, sleeve and shoulder area. She finds it quite itchy. Do you know a trick for making it less itchy? [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Feb 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Why do I have chronic vaginal itch? IKYANMD

I have had off and on vaginal itch for 2 years. I am a virgin in my mid twenties and have seen OBGYN many times, I don't have any disease or infection that they could find with urine tests, and from swabbing my vagina. The doctor yesterday said it's probably a skin problem, they just recommended me a 0.5% hydrocortizone cream, which from my understanding only treats the symptoms, and should only be used for a short time. I mostly wear skirts to keep the area dry, and I wear cotton underwear. I shower regularly, and my job is sitting in an office, and I live in a warm city. During my menstruation the itching usually gets more intense. What other things can I try? I just came from seeing a 4th OBGYN who also prescribed me a hydrocortizone cream. Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2014 - 41 answers

Educate me on yarn please

How the hell do people knit with/wear wool without wanting to scream from the scratchy awfulness? How can I tell from squeezing a ball of yarn whether or not it will be a good yarn to knit with in terms of comfort and longevity, etc. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Mar 10, 2014 - 25 answers

Hot water on mosquito bites gets rid of the itch. But how, exactly?

Dear life scientists! Please explain to me why hot water/heat makes mosquito bites stop itching. [more inside]
posted by ipsative on Aug 7, 2013 - 10 answers

My itching ear canal is driving me insane

Why does my left ear canal itch, and what can I do to make it stop? It's driving me crazy! YANMD. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jul 28, 2013 - 20 answers

Help a bald dog out?

7 month old puppy chewing herself constantly, huge bald spots. Any idea why? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jun 12, 2013 - 22 answers

I have a crazy itchy spot on my foot.

Every once in awhile, I'll get this rediculously itchy spot on the sole of my foot. It's always on the exact same place, in the middle of my foot in the nook right where the ball of my foot meets the rest of my foot. It only happens on one foot, and only for about 5-10 minutes on any given day. It doesnt happen every day, but I haven't been able to figure out what's different about the days it does itch. There is no visable rash, scab, scar, discharge, flakiness, nothing. There is no visable difference in that part of my foot. Does anyone else get this? What is it from and how do I make it go away? (And yes, it is itching now.)
posted by Weeping_angel on Jan 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Help our scabby cat!

Kitty with long-term issues...is it self-harm or for an actual physical reason? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Nov 30, 2012 - 14 answers

greener grass is itchy

Sometimes when I run through tall grass it makes my legs itch. Why does this happen? [more inside]
posted by gregr on Aug 21, 2012 - 10 answers

My dog is itchy itchy itchy!

My dog seems to be allergic to something. Skin scrapes have shown it isn't mites or anything else. We've changed his food and other things in his environment, and he's still miserable. Pictures here. [more inside]
posted by daboo on Jun 18, 2012 - 23 answers

So weird! Simultaneous pain in big toe and stomach!

Crazy, weird phenomenon: since I was a little kid (I'm now almost 52) I have occasionally experienced an extremely sudden, acute sort of spasm--more like a very acute, kind of painful itch--simultaneously in the tip of my big toe and on the skin of my lower abdomen. It will last fractions of a second, but usually reoccur up to 5 or 7 times maybe within the next few minutes. Then nothing for maybe a couple of months. The feeling is definitely located on my skin, not deeper, like a muscular thing. It's very pin-pointed and specifically located. It's quite uncomfortable, almost painful, though very, very quick. It's sudden and acute enough to make me gasp and grab my stomach and my toe in reaction. Obviously this is not a big problem. I'm writing because it's so very strange, and I have never known anyone else to experience this. In fact, if I'm ever bold enough to ask someone, they just laugh in disbelief: "your toe AND your stomach!?!" I know! I mean, how on earth are the big toe and the skin of the abdomen related? So, the question is: anyone else ever experience this weirdness?
posted by primate moon on Mar 23, 2012 - 12 answers

It's on the tip of my

Wrigley's gum, and only Wrigley's gum, makes my nose itch. Why? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Mar 23, 2012 - 3 answers

How to stop itching while asleep?

I have a problem with itching at night. How can I stop itching when I'm not even awake? (warning, GonadFilter!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Please make it stop.

What is it about my apartment that makes me so itchy!?! [more inside]
posted by gursky on Oct 16, 2011 - 21 answers

What bit me?

A tiny, tiny insect in the grass bit me and made my finger swell up. I'm getting better now, but wondering what it could have been. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jun 19, 2011 - 12 answers

There's a cream for that, right?

Any advice for a tingling scalp? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Tips for keeping a toddler from scratching?

I need a physical method of preventing my toddler from scratching her lower arm/wrist while she's in bed. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 15, 2011 - 21 answers

Weird rash after taking antibiotics

This very localized rash appeared on my left side after taking some antibiotics. Then, two months later, it reappeared in the exact same location after taking a different antibiotic. What is it? [picture included] [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on Feb 6, 2011 - 10 answers

of lice and men

Help! I have pubic lice ALL OVER my body. How can I get rid of them once and for all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Much self-control needed to avoid scratching!

I scraped my wrist eight days ago. The gash itself is healing up alright, albeit a bit slower than I'd like, and it looks like it might scar a little. But the surrounding area is red, blotchy, and bumpy like a rash, and it itches terribly. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Allergic to schnapps?

Sometimes when I drink alcohol I get sort of an allergic reaction: skin rash (red spots on my face and shoulders) that feels a bit itchy. The first time that happened was about 2 years ago (never had that before and I'm 29 now) and now it occurs about every tenth (or so) time I drink hard liquor. It hardly ever occurs with beer or wine and it doesn't seem to be related to a certain ingredient (it happens with vodka as well as with Campari). Plus it doesn't seem to be related to the quantity of alcohol ingested. Maybe the cause is a certain kind of food in combination with alcohol? I haven't done enough "tests" to find out more. What could that be and need I be worried?
posted by cronholio on Sep 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Nothing worse than having an itch you can't scratch

How do astronauts and other trained professionals deal with itches while in pressurized suits for long durations of time? Does NASA make astronauts undergo "tickle conditioning" to reduce the stress caused by having an itch one can't scratch, or, likewise, the military with fighter pilots? Do the subjects just get used to the feeling, so that the itch deadens? Are antihistamines or similar drugs administered pre-flight? Has weightlessness been found to affect these and related parts of the nervous system that manage sensations of pain, discomfort, heat, cold, etc.?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Itch around the collar

I am literally allergic to nice clothes. When I wear collared button down shirts (with a stiff collar), I get red itchiness all around my neck, and if my hands touch it and then my eyes, my eyes start to burn. What am I allergic to? What can I do to stop it? [more inside]
posted by Mach5 on May 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Totally numb area feels itchy. I'm curious.

I had a breast reduction about four years ago and every once in awhile a numb part of my breast feels itchy. What's up with that? (possibly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Mar 3, 2010 - 15 answers

How to treat dog ringworm at home?

How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Feb 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Why does my body feel itchy just thinking about it?

If my mind is not occupied with something else, I find that I become annoyingly aware of various sensations in my body (including some that are no doubt hallucinated). What is this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2010 - 9 answers

I like being hairy. But maybe I'll like being a little less hairy.

ItchyGirlParts filter. I shaved my nether regions two days ago and now it itches in that prickly "hair is growing and stabbing me" kind of way. What can I do to prevent/mitigate this itching. Aside from, "shave every other morning." Throwaway email and other details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2010 - 23 answers

Does this mean I'm going to kiss a fool?

My right nipple itches. Almost all the time. Its driving me crazy. Is it serious? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Make the bumps go away

You are not my doctor, but you do know something about mysterious skin conditions that disappear without a trace every time I make a doctor's appointment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2009 - 17 answers

What gear should I get so I can start DJing with Serato?

I want to start DJing with Serato. What kind of gear should I get? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Oct 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Thai-to-English Translation Sought for Butthole Surfers Fan

Do you speak Thai? Can you translate this song into English?* This mp3 link is performed by the original artist, who remains unknown, and was infamously plundered by the Butthole Surfers in 1987 to create the track "Kuntz" on the album Locust Abortion Technician. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 3, 2009 - 6 answers

The best overall way to enjoy your crotch is to not be able to feel it when you walk. Help me return to that, please?

OMIGOD the chafing. Can you help me make it stop? Please? (Details might be unpleasant.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 - 29 answers

Body itch when I feel hot

Why does my body itch when i eat spicy food or when i exercise? [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Aug 27, 2009 - 17 answers

why do I itch? HELP!

why do I itch? HELP! I started to itch on my hands and feet and it's not going away... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Any good tinea versicolor remedies?

I've had tinea versicolor for a couple years now, treated with prescription ointment. The ointment doesn't seem to be working anymore, and I don't know what else to do. Please help an itchy lady. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Apr 16, 2009 - 8 answers

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. (or megapixels and HD Video?)

Buy the Canon 450Xsi or wait for the 500TSi? [more inside]
posted by DrAlbin on Apr 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Help my gum sockets stop itching (or at least itch a bit less)

How can I calm my itchy wisdom tooth sockets? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Feb 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Tooth issue. Should I go see a dentist?

Tooth issue. Should I go see a dentist? [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Itchy sunburn

I'm recovering from a body sunburn, most of the pain is gone but now I'm painfully itchy. Should I use some moisturiser cream or should I let my skin dry out to accelerate the process? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Shoo flea, don't bother me...

Fleas! But different... I'm not intending to kill any fleas, I just want to get them to stop biting me and/or make the bites stop itching! [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Nov 13, 2008 - 14 answers

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