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A 27-year-old female asked:

i have had itchy skin for a few days, it's not dry i'm concerned with it being lymphoma...should i be concerned?

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Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
Need evaluation: Although hodgkins disease and other internal malignancies can cause severe and intractible pruritus, there are many other causes of pruritus which are more likely. You would need to be examined by your dermatologist to find the cause.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Unlikely and no: Lymphoma of the skin is rare. It looks like a pink-red elevated area on the skin. I would suggest trying some lotion. If no better, then consider seeing a dermatologist. Good luck.
Dr. Scott Diede
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Other symptoms?: Since itchy skin is very common and can be caused by many things, and lymphoma is rare, i would only start getting concerned if i had other symptoms. These would include, unexplained fevers, unintentional weight loss, night sweats, no enlarged lymph nodes, difficulty breathing when lying flat, new bruising, and extreme fatigue. If none of these, try not to be too worried. If you do, see your doc.

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Last updated Apr 2, 2016

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