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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scratch mine, and I'll scratch yours!

HELP!!! My boyfriend and I are bumpy and ithcy everywhere!!! Nothing helps and it's a terrible nuisance. What could this be and any suggestions for remedy? [more inside]
posted by NotInTheBox on Jan 25, 2008 - 35 answers

Who do I see for a butt rash?

Never-ending, super itchy, flaky butt rash. What kind of doctor do I see? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2008 - 6 answers

You'll be itchin' like a hound, the minute you start to mess around...

ItchFilter. [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Nov 19, 2007 - 24 answers

how do i overcome an addicting itch?

I have a skin irritation on the top of my foot/ankle and I can't stop scratching it. [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Oct 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Newfound sympathy for scruffy indie bands

Beard itch, except I don't have a beard. Help! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Oct 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do my hands itch?

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

Itchy Shins!

Why are my shins so itchy? [more inside]
posted by clairezulkey on Nov 2, 2006 - 21 answers

What makes me itch?

I have an itch. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Sweat Rash

For the past few months I've had a light case of Heat Rash (prickly heat, miliaria). What can I do to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by kjell on Jan 20, 2006 - 6 answers

What's in an itch?

What is an itch, dermatalogically speaking? What's going on on your skin to cause it? Does it serve an evolutionary purpose? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Nov 2, 2005 - 9 answers

How did I get dermatographia?

First I had a really bad case of scabies on my hands and feet. Then, I got a really, really bad sunburn on the entire back side of my body (damn you, tanning salon!). Now, I have been diagnosed with dermatographia- and it's been here for about three weeks. Doc says it's not serious, but I'm still curious how on earth I got it and whether or not it will ever go away.
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2005 - 7 answers

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