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Oshkosh, WI
A 25-year-old female asked:

Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

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Dr. Brandon Elrod
General Practice 12 years experience
Possibly: This sounds like it could be eczema, especially since you have a family history. I would have it checked by your primary provider. There are multiple treatments available.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Don't know how old you are but most cases of eczema start in childhood. Try using only unscented soap and apply a medium grade moisturizer immediately after bathing to see it this helps since dry skin is one of the most common causes for unexplained generalized itching and is often a family trait (genetically determined). See an allergist or dermatologist if this problem gets worse or persists.
Oct 30, 2013
Last updated Oct 30, 2013

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