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i have itchy skin like pin pricks sometimes this has gone on

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i have itchy skin like pin pricks sometimes this has gone on now for a few years now it started on my head interupts my sleep can you help ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Hello..
Do you have any formation of skin rash?
Have you noticed any bumps?
Is itching more prominent at night?
have you tried any medications
Age?
Stress or anxiety ?


Edited by Robert Fernando on 12/21/2009 at 2:37 PM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes have small skin bumps onmy face and skin rash itching is more pominent at night no medication tried yet do suffer anxiety but not abnormaly
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
The symptoms you have described are suggestive of a condition known as Dermatitis. It is a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) occurs in the skin, causing inflammation and itching. . The inflammation causes the skin to become reddish & itchy.
Exposure to environmental irritants can worsen symptoms, as can dryness of the skin, exposure to water, temperature changes, and stress.
The following tips will help :
1. When washing or bathing, keep water contact as brief as possible.
2. Use less soap than usual.
3. After bathing, it is important to trap the moisture in the skin by applying lubricating cream on the skin while it is damp.
4.Temperature changes and stress may cause sweating and aggravate the condition.
5.Calamine lotion and cool oatmeal baths relieves itching.
6.Take tablet Zyrtec once a day. .
7.Apply cream containing hydrocortisone. It will reduce the bumps.
8. Take tab Mortin 400mg BD. This will reduce inflammation of skin So I advice you to follow the above treatment. This will help you in resolving the symptoms.
Take care
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what is mortin 400mg bd cant find it
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Motrin is a OTC drug, it contains, Ibuprofen. and the dose of 400mg twice a day. BD means , twice a day in doctor prescription.
Take this tablet twice a day.

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