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How can sever itchiness and unknown skin irritation that has lasted for 4 days be treated?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: For the past 4 days I've had an unknown skin irritation causing severe itchiness.I am not allergic to anything that I know of, have not changed soap, or detergent or eaten anything out of the ordinary. I am a very healthy person. There have been no bumps or bites or open sores like measles or chicken pox, which I have had. At times I scratch so much my skin feels hot. Should I see a Dr for this and/or get something like Hydrocortisone? I don't normally run to the Dr for anything. What do you suggest I do? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Oral antihistamine and moisturizer

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Perhaps you have dry skin. I suggest you to apply a moisturizer frequently. In addition to this, you may take an oral antihistamine e.g Cetrizine tab once every evening for symptomatic relief from the itching.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Dr. Kakkar S.
Dermatologist
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