I first thought it was some sort of spider bite so I got my husband to check and he said it's just really red and there was a red bump where the pain was coming from. But now it's on fire all the time and it feels like my skins splitting apart. If I try to put Neosporin on it it burns like hell, I can't take it. I can't even touch the skin it hurts so bad. It's hard to sit too. Putting an ice pack there is the only thing that eases the pain for a lil bit, any ideas of what might be going on?
This could be an infected ingrowing hair if it is so painful you need to see the Doctor probably need to have an antibiotic. If it was just redness or even a split there, between the folds of the skin - this can happen under womens breasts - called intetrigo - here Timodine cream - excellent for sore unbroken skin, from the Doctor is used not sure about where you are. Do hope it is not a pilonidal cyst usually caused by hair and debris - this is so painful as PaulG says and usually tracts inwards.
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sounds like a pilonidal cyst. First, go to the Dr. But, meanwhile, take a lot of hot showers. That may burst it open . Try putting hydrocortizone cream on it. It will reduce the inflamation and hence the burning for a little while.If it looks open and infected, put antibiotic ointment on it till you get to the Dr.
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"I strongly believe that my all-over body itching is stress-related. It could go on for weeks or months, but once my stress level is lowered, my itching stops. It took me a long time to determine and realize the cause. I tried different lotions, creams, itch medications, soaps, etc. In a different itching experience from several years ago, I would itch (especially on my upper legs) a lot. The itching was mostly in the evening. After months of itching to the point where bruises would appear, I finally went to the doctor. I had scabies. After applying the cream, I didn't itch. Now my only problem is stress itching."
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What is an itch?
Itch is an irritation in the skin that elicits an urge to scratch. Itches are a common problem and can be localized (limited to one area of the body) or generalized (occurring all over the body or in several different areas). The medical term for itching is pruritus.
Generalized itch, for obvious reasons, is more difficult to treat than localized itch. Itches can also occur with or without skin lesions (bumps, blisters, or abnormalities that can be seen on the skin). An itch that is accompanied by visible skin abnormality usually should be evaluated by a physician and, in some cases, by a dermatologist since the problem is likely to be a condition that requires specialized medical treatment (for example, eczema, scabies, etc.).
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Itching can be caused by many conditions. A common cause of itch is psychological, that is, due to stress, anxiety, etc. Stress also can aggravate itch from other causes. Dry skin is another frequent cause of itch. Many people also report sunburn itch following prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Other causes include metabolic and endocrine disorders (for example, liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism), cancers (for example, lymphoma), reactions to drugs, and interruptions in bile flow (cholestasis), diseases of the blood (for example, polycythemia vera). Itching is common with allergic reactions. Itching can also result from insect stings and bites such as from mosquito or flea bites.
Infections and infestations of the skin are another cause of itch. Common infectious causes of itch include a fungal infection of the crotch (tinea cruris) commonly known as jock itch, as well as vaginal itching (sometimes referred to as feminine itching), and/or anal itching from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or other types of infections, such as vaginal yeast infections. Another type of parasitic infection resulting in itch is the so-called swimmer's itch. Swimmer's itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, is a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to infection with certain parasites of birds and mammals that are released from infected snails in fresh and saltwater. Itch may also result from skin infestation by body lice, including head lice and pubic lice. Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei that is known to cause an intense itch.
Most people who have itching, however, do not have a serious underlying condition.
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The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different skin conditions. The most common of these are scaly patches of skin and red, itchy bumps or patches all over the place.
Scabies are itch mites that burrow under the skin and produce intense itching that's usually worse at night. Symptoms of scabies are small bumps and blisters on the wrists, knees, between the fingers, on the back of the elbows, in the groin and on the buttocks. Treatment involves applying a mite-killing cream, antihistamines for itch relief, washing bedclothes and linens.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a general term for many types of skin inflammation. The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis. The other forms of eczema include: contact eczema, seborrheic eczema, Nummular eczema, Neurodermatitis, stasis dermatitis, and dyshidrotic eczema. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of eczema may vary from person to person and may depend on the type of eczema.
Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. The allergy may be to food or medications, but usually the cause of the allergy (the allergen) is unknown.
Anal itching is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, accompanied by the desire to scratch. Causes include everything from irritating foods we eat, to certain disease and infections. Treatment options include local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, protectants, astringents, antiseptics, keratolytics, analgesics, and corticosteroids. If condition persists, a doctor examination may be needed to identify an underlying cause.
Anal cancer, cancer located at the end of the large intestine, has symptoms that include anal or rectal bleeding, anal pain or pressure, anal discharge or itching, a change in bowel movements, and/or a lump in the anal region. Treatment for anal cancer may involve radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery and depends upon the stage of the cancer, its location, whether cancer is eradicated after the first treatment, and whether the patient has HIV.
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