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Itchy skin


Itch relief: By body area

Groin: 8 reasons your groin itches and how to get relief

An itch in your groin area can be difficult to discuss with anyone, including your doctor. Here are 8 reasons for itchy private parts along with tips for getting relief.

Scalp: 10 reasons your scalp itches and how to get relief

When your scalp itches, it can be difficult to think about anything else. Here are 10 reasons for an itchy scalp along with dermatologists’ advice on what can bring relief.

Skin overall: How to relieve itchy skin

Everyone gets an itch once in a while. However, if an itch lasts for more than 6 weeks, it is considered a chronic itch. To help soothe itchy skin, follow these tips from dermatologists.

Skin overall: Relief from uncontrollably itchy skin

Mosquito bites, chickenpox, and poison ivy aren’t the only reasons for itchy skin. See what else may be causing your itch and what can bring relief.


Poison ivy, oak, and sumac

Plants that can make you itch

While poison ivy is the most common cause of contact dermatitis in the United States, a host of other common plants are capable of producing skin reactions.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: What if I touch a plant?

If you think you’ve touched one of these plants, acting quickly may prevent a rash. Here’s what dermatologists recommend you do immediately after encountering poison, ivy, oak, or sumac.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: How can I prevent a rash?

It’s an oil in these plants that causes the rash. By taking some precautions, you may be able to prevent the oil from getting on your skin.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: How to treat the rash

In this video, you’ll find out what dermatologists recommend for treating the rash at home.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: What does the rash look like?

Most people develop a red, itchy rash with blisters, but the rash can show up in other ways. Pictures show you how this rash can appear on the skin.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: When does the rash appear?

Your skin absorbs the oil from these plants quickly, but you rarely see a rash right away. Find out how long it can for a rash to appear.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: Who gets a rash?

Some people develop one rash and later see more rashes on their body, but does this mean that the rash is contagious?


Rashes

Rash 101 in adults: When to seek medical treatment

Rashes can appear as blotches, welts, or blisters. Find out when you need to see a dermatologist for medical treatment.

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