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How long does it take Triamcinolone to start working?

I have this crazy rash thing on my legs, started a couple weeks ago with a small patch and has gradually spread. It is blotchy and itchy and generally unpleasant. I finally went to the doctor on Friday morning and was diagnosed with eczema and prescribed Triamcinolone, 2x a day for up to 2 weeks. How long should it take to start helping? Because my blotches are still spreading! [more inside]
posted by leesh on Jun 22, 2014 - 19 answers

At the end of my itchy rope

As an eczema sufferer, how can I stop scratching in my sleep and give my raw, battered skin time to heal? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jun 11, 2014 - 25 answers

The Internet checklist says it's not fleas, so what is it?

Teeny brown scab-like things on the dog I'm pet-sitting. Picture here. What did I do wrong, ahh? They first appeared on his ear tips, but I removed them and now they've concentrated on his paws. [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Sep 26, 2013 - 4 answers

So. Itchy.

YANAMD. I have many mosquito-bite like pimples on my arms, legs and parts of my back, which typically become itchy in the evenings. As I'm currently abroad and travelling I'm paranoid that it's the symptom of some rare tropical disease and I'm harbouring a parasite or something. Please put the mind of this hypochondriac at rest! [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield on May 22, 2013 - 18 answers

The Case of the Invisible Lice

What in the world could be causing itchy scalp and neck for three members of the same family... but isn't lice? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 11, 2013 - 28 answers

What is biting me?

Can you guess what's biting me? I've been getting a few extremely itchy red bumps, very much like mosquito bites, but they are not mosquito bites because they follow the pattern that chigger bites do: they're not on exposed parts of my skin, but instead under my clothing. It seems that something small is leaping onto me and then crawling until it finds itself confined by clothing, then settling down to bite. The bites aren't like chigger bites, though. [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on Mar 20, 2013 - 18 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

Why is my apartment so itchy?!

What is making me, my husband, and (potentially) my cat super itchy in our new apartment? It's clean, there's only one carpeted room, and none of us have any bug bites to speak of. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 5, 2012 - 12 answers

fiery feet

My feet are so itchy I could punch someone. What bugs in my house could be biting me? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Sep 18, 2012 - 23 answers

Itchastitch

Has anyone ever had an itchy skin problem, with or without a medical diagnosis, seen a shrink about it when dermatology didn't seem to be helping much, and the shrink treatment helped? [more inside]
posted by whatdidyouforgettoday on May 3, 2012 - 16 answers

This lid is a stye!

Please recommend OTC products/at-home treatments and preventive measures for recurring eye styes and eyelid issues. Gross details within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Apr 10, 2012 - 17 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

Literally an itchy ear

Help me figure out what's going on with my itchy ear. I can't get to the doctor until next week. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Maybe a radioactive spider?

Mystery bug bite filter: woke up with a bite on the back of my right knee two days ago. Can you help me ID it? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Nov 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Embarrassing underarm problem.

I have a problem: persistent underarm fungus. Help me be fungus-free! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 24, 2011 - 24 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

Revenge of the crab: rashes and their treatment

How long can I expect to enjoy my new seafood-related rash and is there anything I can do to speed this up? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Sep 16, 2011 - 14 answers

ECZEMA help

What are you eczema solutions? [more inside]
posted by misformiche on Aug 28, 2011 - 29 answers

If it can possibly go on your head, i've tried it...

How do I get rid of my dandruff for good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Why am I so damn itchy?

What is making me itch... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Feb 2, 2011 - 43 answers

What is this knee rash?

I have a rash (or something) behind my knee. It's been there for about a month. Gross rash pictures inside! [more inside]
posted by MPnonot3 on Nov 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Solve my annoying, itchy medical conundrum!

I am tired of looking like I have the chicken pox. I am also tired of itching. My doctor's advice might not have been helpful. What annoying ailment do I have? [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Oct 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Do I have poison ivy, poison oak, and/or poison sumac in my yard?

Do I have poison ivy, poison oak, and/or poison sumac in my yard? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jun 16, 2010 - 19 answers

I want to feel pretty but not itchy

Longtime eczema sufferer looking for bath and body product recommendations, especially shampoos and facial moisturizers. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Apr 13, 2010 - 21 answers

Itchy, scaly boobs - help!

Itchy, scaly areola on both breasts. I can't get to a doctor until mid-April at the earliest. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me learn to like putting on clothes, because I don't want to be a toga-wearer or nudist hippy. Thanks.

Dear itchy/dry/ADHD people -- how do you get over the morning hump of putting on your clothes? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jan 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Help a fussy, picky dresser look better.

I'm embarrassed by the way my husband dresses. He says he wants to dress better, but that he "physically can't". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 62 answers

itchy itchy baa baa baa

Woolrich stuff has actual wool in it. I have received a gift of a lovely sweater and a very nice coat that are from Woolrich. I can wear a long sleeve thin shirt under the sweater, but what about the coat? i don't always wear long sleeves and the coat is a 3-season. Is there something I can put over the wool part inside, like iron-on felt or nylon or something? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Sep 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Mites - An Itch That Can't Be Scratched...

Mites - is moving only option? Will we take them with us? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Jul 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Itchy skin on areola

What is this dry, itchy patch on my areola? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 - 8 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

Andropause or hypochondria?

I am about to turn 40, and the last couple years have not been great for me physically, so if this is middle-age, then I don't want it. In my case, the problem is dry skin, which has plagued me more or less all my life, but looking back, it seems like in former decades it was a relatively minor annoyance compared to the scourge it has become. Sometimes I go into an itching frenzy. Not good at night when I'm trying to sleep or when out in public. [more inside]
posted by markhu on Jun 6, 2008 - 21 answers

Hot spot -- the dog kind, not the T Mobile kind.

Does my dog have a hot spot? What should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Mar 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Who would pick up a hitchhiker with this thumb?

Gumshoe dermatologists: What is going on with my hand and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by mwachs on Dec 5, 2007 - 21 answers

When biting is outlawed, only outlaws will bite me.

What's biting me in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

baby straight jackets?

Our itchy baby can only sleep if we swaddle her securely. By securely, I mean we have to wrap her quite snuggly, safety-pinning the stretchy cloth to prevent her from wriggling out and scratching herself awake. It took some trial-and-error to find a wrapping method that could contain her. Can snug swaddling harm babies orthopedically? [more inside]
posted by markhu on Oct 12, 2007 - 27 answers

Why do my hands itch?

Why do I have itchy bath-hands? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 27, 2007 - 6 answers

A Per-cyst-ant Problem

The wonderful world of pilonidal cysts... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Can you identify these bug bites?

Can anyone identify the insect(s) that caused these bug bites?
posted by banished on May 31, 2007 - 23 answers

My Ass is Killing Me!

I've recently been afflicted with hemorrhoids. What has worked the best for you guys? [more inside]
posted by drleary on Jan 13, 2007 - 31 answers

Am I allergic to water?!!!

Please help me with my itchy and painful skin after a shower - it's driving me crazy!! [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Sep 28, 2006 - 28 answers

To treat or not to treat (a potential yeast infection)?

Should I use an OTC yeast infection treatment? I'd prefer answers from women who aren't going to scare the crap out of me with worst case scenarios...if you think you can help, check out the [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Feb 17, 2006 - 24 answers

Why for the oranges make me itchy, daddy?

Why do oranges make my throat itchy? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Jan 17, 2006 - 9 answers

BBQ chips = itchy throat?

Why do BBQ-flavor potato chips make my throat itch? [more inside]
posted by clh on Aug 16, 2005 - 11 answers

Bumps on my foot

FootFilter: about a month ago I noticed two small, itchy red dots [JPG] on my foot. At the time I passed them off as an insect bite and promptly forgot about it. Well... they're still there. [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Apr 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Going from Very Cold to Warm, My Butt's and Ankles' Skin Gets Nastily Itchy

If I go outside in very cold temperatures, then enter a warm environment, the skin on my buttocks and ankles often becomes intolerably itchy. My sister has a similar problem with the skin on her thighs. What might this be? [more inside]
posted by stray on Feb 15, 2005 - 10 answers

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