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1.  Itching
Itchy skin, also known as pruritus , is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch to relieve the feeling. The possible causes for itchiness range from internal illnesses, such as kidney or liver disease, t...
  • Itching
2.  Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a condition that makes skin red or inflamed after contact with a particular substance. Contact dermatitis is either the result of an allergen or an irritant. Allergic dermatitis usually appear...
  • Itching
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Rash on genitals
  • Back rash
  • Rash scaly
3.  Dermatitis
If you've ever been out hiking in the woods, you probably know to avoid certain plants: poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac, for example. They're all off-limits, unless, of course, you want to suffer from ...
  • Itching
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Swelling of skin
  • On examination - serous bullae
  • Rash
4.  Bites and Stings
Whether you're in the water, on a mountain trail, or in your backyard, wildlife you encounter have ways of protecting themselves and their territory. One method of defense involves biting or stinging. The wounds ca...
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Pain
  • Hornet sting
  • Ant sting
5.  Eczema
Eczema is a common skin condition hallmarked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin, particularly on faces in infants, as well as inside the elbow and behind the knees of children, teenagers, and adults. Also commonl...
  • Itching
  • Rash scaly
  • Nipple itching
  • Lichenification of skin
  • Blanching of skin
6.  Psoriasis Overview
Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by red patches on the skin, often accompanied with silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It is not contagious.
  • Itching
  • Brittle nails
  • Arm pain
  • Nail problem
  • Itchy ear
7.  Drug Allergy Overview
Drug allergies are overblown responses of the immune system to prescription or over-the-counter drugs that aren't typically harmful. Learn more about symptoms, causes and treatments for allergic reactions to drugs.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
  • Itching
  • Heart rate altered
  • Body ache
  • Itching, severe
  • Skin redness
8.  Food Allergy Basics
Food allergies are overblown responses by the immune system to foods that aren't typically harmful - like eggs and peanuts. Continue reading and learn more about food allergies, and how to prevent or treat sever...
  • Itching
  • Choking
  • Low blood pressure
  • Runny nose
  • Abdominal bloating
9.  Dry Skin
Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people have naturally dry skin and may experience frequent symptoms. However, even the oilies...
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
10.  Candida Fungus Skin Infection
Candida is a type of fungus that can cause an infection in your skin. In normal conditions, your skin may host small amounts of this fungus, but problems arise when it begins to multiply and creates an overgrowth...
  • Itching
  • Skin infections
  • Diaper rash
  • Dermatitis
  • Papule
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