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Patient discussion about itchiness

Q. Is itching related to breast cancer? Something I want to know on itching and breast cancer. Is itching related to breast cancer?

A. Generally itchiness is a common skin condition and the more troublesome form may be called eczema. There is a type of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer were the area of skin over the tumor can become red, inflamed, painful and itchy & this condition is called Paget's disease of the nipple, which is associated with breast cancer, can cause itchiness. It’s advisable to have yourself screened by doctor as the inflammatory breast cancer is very quick in its growth and late diagnosis is a bad idea.

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

Q. I suffer from an itchy skin that appears as a wealt my doctor says it is contact dermitis, or is it uticaria I have numerous spots appearing on my neck shoulders elbows and buttocks, they vary from small itchy spots to quite large weals they come and go, I am on antihistamines, but they only give relief occasionally, the weals and terrible itching is worse at night, and I find it difficult to sleep because of the intense itching, my gp says it may be 'contact' dermititis, but I think it may be uticaria, can you help please

A. Urticaria (AKA Hives) is the name of this bulging red rush of yours. 'contact' dermatitis is an allergic reaction that can be shown as hives. so it's pretty much the same thing. i suggest try and find out what is the cause of all this- there must be a reason for that allergic reaction. start by when the rash started and what is the material you were exposed to in that area of time.

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n Avoid excessive heat and wear loose clothing when you go out because it can increase itchiness and rashes.
The addition of an antiseptic such as ethyl alcohol helps prevent itchiness and also serves as a drying agent.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, September 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For too long Psoriasis sufferers have had to cope with bothersome and embarrassing symptoms, including itchiness, irritation and desquamation (peeling).
Some commercial diets are full of nuts and sunflower seeds that can cause itchiness if large amounts are fed and the dyes in coloured biscuits can also cause intense itching.
For their parts, Scott in his overcontained, cerebral way and Davis with her longing, easily wounded itchiness paint an indelible picture of a couple who, though not mismatched, have reached the point where the traction they've long taken for granted has worn into a constant source of chafing.
He and his associates conducted a pilot study of 33 women, aged 25-40 years, who completed a questionnaire about dry-eye symptoms, including itchiness and inflammation.
The symptoms of dry, red skin and inflammation may seem innocuous enough to non-sufferers, but many people do not realise that the impact of the condition can extend far beyond a permanent feeling of itchiness.
In the September 2001 Allergy, Brunello Wuthrich of the University Hospital in Zurich reported that a physician allergic to peanuts developed puffy lips and itchiness after a girlfriend's smooch.
She had scratched herself with a wooden fork to stop itchiness from scabies, she claimed.
If you spot a new mole, check it for signs of irregularity, soreness, or itchiness.
Mayo Clinic: In March 2006, the Mayo Clinic identified formaldehyde as a top ten allergen causing dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition marked by swelling, redness and itchiness.
The moment was caught on video by senior keeper Kirtsy Thornton, who said Charles was in his element: "The scratching post will relieve any itchiness the camels have as they moult and will help remove the loose hair.