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Definition Information Drying agents such as calamine lotion may help relieve the itchiness caused by poison ivy or rashes . Your doctor may prescribe strong steroids for extra relief.
One of the most frequent topics we get questions about at HealthCentral is breast itching. This is not surprising because it is a common problem and because few things are more annoying than an itch that doesn't go away.
Itching can be one of the symptoms for some conditions that definitely need a doctor's attention.
An itchy nipple especially when accompanied by a scaly rash may be Paget's Disease of the breast .
When itching is accompanied by pain, swelling, redness, and skin dimpling that looks like the skin of an orange, it may be an early symptom of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC).
Both Paget's and IBC are rare, so that itchy breast rash is more likely to be a fungal infection, heat rash, or an allergic reaction. Encased in bras, breasts are vulnerable to skin problems, especially in the summer heat.
Allover body itching can be a symptom of other underlying health problems, so you'll want to ...
Alternative Names Mastocytosis; Mastocytoma Symptoms The main symptom is brownish lesions on skin. Rubbing the skin sore causes a hive-like bump. Younger children may develop a fluid-filled blister if it is scratched. The face may also become flushed . In severe cases, the following symptoms may occur: Diarrhea Fainting (uncommon) Headache Rapid heartbeat ( tachycardia ) Signs and tests Skin biopsy to confirm an increase in the number of mast cells Urine histamine
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