Skin, Hair, Nails

Itchy Eyelids – Pictures, Causes and Treatment

Itching of the eyelids is a common sensation that we all experience from time to time. It may arise with a host of conditions and not all of these are a medical problems. For example, we tend to rub and even scratch the eyelids when we are sleepy and sometimes when we are trying to remember information. However, there are >> Read More ...

Itchy Feet, Ankles and Toes (With or Without Rash)

Itching of the feet is not an uncommon sensation. We all experience it every now and then and for most of us it is not due to any serious skin diseases. Often it is just a matter of poor ventilation, tight shoes, itchy socks and accumulated sweat on the skin during the course of the day that lead to mild itching and even >> Read More ...

Itchy Legs – Causes and Treatment

The human skin is not just a protective layer but also a highly sensitive sensory instrument which may be afflicted with a number of sensations that can cause discomfort. Itching is one of the more uncomfortable sensations, second only to pain. It can vary in intensity and duration, from a mild itch of a few minutes to the >> Read More ...

Itchy Arms and Hands – Causes and Treatment

Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin) Keratosis pilaris is a benign skin condition with small bumps (goose bumps, chicken skin) appearing on the upper arms or other parts of the body (1). Sheded skin cells, instead of falling off, build up in the hair follicles and plug them, thus causing skin bumps. Condition is >> Read More ...

Itch (Pruritus) – Diagnosis, Prevention & Treatment

What is Itch (Pruritus)? Itch (Lat. pruritus) is a skin sensation that provokes a desire to scratch (1). Itching occurs when certain substances produced by the body, like biliary salts or histamine, or those coming from the outside, like wool or nickel, irritate nerve endings in the skin. Itch is not the same as >> Read More ...

Causes of Itchy Skin and Non-Itchy Skin Rash

A. Environmental Causes of Itchy Skin 1. Dry Skin Dry skin (xerosis, winter itch) is common, especially in old people, and may be caused by cold weather, wind, sunburns, prolonged water exposure, frequent hot baths and using soaps (also washing powder and household cleansers) that can thin the protective oil layer on the >> Read More ...

Numbness and Tingling in Both Arms and Legs

NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN ARMS AND LEGS This article describes disorders causing numbness and tingling in BOTH arms (hands) AND legs (feet). Typical symptoms are mentioned beside each disorder. You can also review the causes of: Numbness ONLY IN ARMS Numbness ONLY IN LEGS HEAD/FACIAL numbness Numbness ANYWHERE IN THE >> Read More ...

Leg Numbness, Tingling Feet and Toes

LEG NUMBNESS OR TINGLING Numbness is decreased, and tingling unusual sensation in the leg. This article describes causes of numbness and tingling in the legs, feet or toes. What Does  Numbness and Tingling Mean? Numbness In the Arms, Hands and Fingers Head/Face >> Read More ...

Tingling and Numbness in the Face and Back of the Head

Head Sensitivity Map – Head Dermatomes Sensitivity of the FACE and TOP OF THE HEAD is mediated by the right and left Trigeminal nerve (5th brain nerve), which originate from the brainstem and divide into three branches each: Ophthalmic nerve travels through the ceiling of the orbit and enters the face above the >> Read More ...
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