A member asked:
do i have an allergy? hi i have had a cold and it's gone but now i have like white parts on my arm that are itcy and sometimes my whole body feels itcy. i was taking benadryl for the night a day quill at night. can it be an allergy or no way?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello, : Hello, before searching for a possible allergy; check for dry skin. Dry skin can lead to feeling very itchy. Some deodorant soaps like "irish spring" can be drying to the skin. Have you changed your soap lately? Moisturing soaps like "caress" can often help for dry skin. The next question is - have you changed to wearing wool? This can scratch the skin. If no to these- ask yourself if you are using a different laundry detergent, taking a new medication, eating a new food etc? It could be an allergy but check for dry skin first.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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