Severe Itching

The cause of itching, otherwise called pruritis, can be challenging to diagnose and treat, as sometimes it is a sign of a serious underlying condition. The common causes include dry skin, eczema, allergic reaction, hives, insect bite, etc. Treating the underlying disease usually treats severe itching.

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Why does my skin allergy not heal fully and keeps itching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have developed some skin allergy on my back, and it itches a lot and sometimes uncontrollably. The allergy is fading, but the burning and itching are still there. The affected skin area has got rough, and it feels weird also.For the past year, I have realized that all my wounds never rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This type of allergy occurs in some genetic diseases. During the healing process, there is increased formation of some cells which release histamine chemical cause itching. This is a very resistant condition, but you try the following treatment. I want to know when you...  Read Full »

Why does my hand itch a lot every night when I am about to sleep?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having itchiness in my hands every night for two weeks. When I am going to sleep, I started to have this itchiness. I do not know whether it occurs due to insect bites or red spots or rashes on my skin. I cannot sleep due to this issue. I think that this itchiness is coming from the i...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nighttime pruritus is a common issue. The notable causes are insects, temperature changes, hormonal, internal diseases, and psychological. You need to rule out the cause. I suggest you spray insecticide in your room. The temperature change can present as a cold alle...  Read Full »

What could cause fluid-filled vesicles in feet with severe itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an allergic reaction on both of my feet. It will start like fluid-filled vesicle, then it will get hardened and will start peeling off the skin. There is an excess of itching in that affected area. I had consulted a dermatologist and was told that it is contact dermatitis. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Very itchy rash over the feet with fluid-filled vesicular lesions is tinea pedis vesicular type. No response to steroids also confirms that. Contact dermatitis also mimics it and bilateral also gives suspicion of dermatitis but you did not respond to steroids. I can see...  Read Full »

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