A 19-year-old male asked:
okay when im home or not active i itch all over randomly it gets so bad i dig the hair off me, no signs of scabies?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Machtinger answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Do you have a rash?: If you have an itchy rash you might have hives or eczema. Contact dermatitis all over your body would clear in 2-6 weeks - so it's not that. No rash? It might be dry skin but you have to consider hepatitis & other liver, kidney, thyroid & even parathyroid problems. Scratching causes hive? You have dermatographism (see photo). Your doctor can help you figure out the cause of your itching.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
Dr. Jack Mutnick answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itch: Thee is a condition known as dermographism, as well as chronic itchy skin can be associated with other illnesses (gastrointestinal, liver, gall bladder) so please start with your primary doctor to start the evaluation.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
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