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Dr. Thomas Josa
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Itching All Over (Overview)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be associated with a rash.


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Can eating hot peppers cause itching all over?

Can eating hot peppers cause itching all over?

Yes, sometimes: A common reaction (non-allergic) to hot spicy peppers is flushing and sweating. However, itching is a common symptom of true allergic reaction. Theoretically any food can trigger a food allergy and even pepper allergy has been reported. If a person has itching to hot peppers, stop eating them and see an allergist. An allergist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat unusual food allergy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Josa
611 Doctors shared insights

Itching All Over (Overview)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be associated with a rash.


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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Itching all over (Tip)

Hives are itchy and uncomfortable, but if you feel like your throat is closing—call 911! ...See more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Pruritus: In my practice and most common cause of pruritus is too frequent bathing. You should definitely talk to the dermatologist about this and see if she/he can give you advice on the right to take care of your skin. There may be other causes so they will look. ...Read more

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Itching all over (Tip)

Scabies causes itching, but treatment of scabies may actually make the itching worse for a while. ...See more

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My body itches all over what could it mean and could I use to stop the itching?

My body itches all over what could it mean and could I use to stop the itching?

Many Possibilities: IT is terribly difficult to say much about your itchiness. The differential diagnosis includes drug reaction, specific food allergy, dry skin, environmental allergen. Environmental allergen could be a detergent, a perfume, a soap, a lotion coming in contact diffusely with the skin. Environmental allergens this time of year also include ragweed, pollens, mold. PRIME visit may help us sort it out! ...Read more

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After my wife gets out of the shower, she itches all over, she thinks its the chlorine in the water, is it?

After my wife gets out of the shower, she itches all over, she thinks its the chlorine in the water, is it?

Iodine depletion: When there is insufficient iodine body uses chlorine, bromide and floride to make thyroid hormone that is inefficient - indirectly causing dry skin and itching - use iodine, Niacin and trptophan to reset this - you can use xenostat from qnlabs which while providing iodine also cleans this chemical and use neuro htp from biotics that had both Niacin and trptophan. ...Read more

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Itching all over (Tip)

Chronic hives are rarely caused by foods. Control the itch & don't worry about finding their cause. ...See more

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My sister is about 8 months pregnant and she's having itches all over hr body and little patches that come and go, what could it be?

My sister is about 8 months pregnant and she's having itches all over hr body and little patches that come and go, what could it be?

Many things: She should see her doctor. It could be a rash of pregnancy, called pupps, or cholestasis, or contact dermatitis, or other skin conditions. Some can be worrisome and some are just annoying. It's important that she be seen to know what is going on. ...Read more

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My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

Generalized Itch: A generalized itch without a rash can be due to something as minor as dry skin but also may signal an internal problem such as kidney problems, liver problems, iron deficiency, hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism or even some cancers. During the winter its best to limit length and temperature of showers, soap use and immediately apply a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Itching all over (Tip)

Don't take hot showers or baths. They will make the hives and itching worse! ...See more

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Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

General itchiness: With limited information and not able to see of you and your boyfriend have skin rashes or how it looks like, we could not give you specific advise. It seems that both of you have been scratching really bad that it leaves scar. Itching by itself does not leave scar. You should come see a local doctor to be evaluated and treated. Either an allergist or a dermatologist would be able to help you. ...Read more

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My skin itches all over came from out of no where have never had this problem before have had it for about a week but cannot afford a doctor to go. ..

My skin itches all over came from out of no where have never had this problem before have had it for about a week but cannot afford a doctor to go. ..

Hives?: Hard to comment with any certainty. Much more information needed to give an educated opinion. If hives are present, the first step is to try a long acting antihistamine such as cetirizine or fexofenadine. If no rash, the first step is usually to ensure adequate fluid intake and skin moisturizing. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?

My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?

? Acute urticaria: Or just dry skin during winter, common. Bathe him with a cream soap before he goes to bed, pat his skin dry, apply a moisturizer right away to trap the moisture, and use OTC children's antihistaminic, read the labels carefully for proper dosing, if no improvement, see his doctor ...Read more

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What should you do if your body itches all over - in night also. Already applied a lot of moisturizer creams but it does not seem to be help. Ideas?

What should you do if your body itches all over - in night also. Already applied a lot of moisturizer creams but it does not seem to be help. Ideas?

See a dermatologist: Scabies is best treated promptly. There are also numerous other possible causes. Why suffer like this when you can be diagnosed and probably cured? ...Read more

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Woke up with random moving itches all over my body including mouth. No rash. I took benidryl which didn't help much. What should I do? Causes?

Woke up with random moving itches all over my body including mouth. No rash. I took benidryl which didn't help much. What should I do? Causes?

See Dr. If persists: There are conditions from mild to serious, that can cause the skin to become itchy without a rash.
Sometimes an internal disease such as a thyroid problem, kidney disease, gallbladder, iron deficiency, allergy is causing your itching and you will need to manage this condition to relieve your symptoms. Moisturize dry skin, cool bath, oatmeal bath, Loratadine once a day, hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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If a specific location where a red bump on my penis is never itches, burns, crusts over, etc, can it still be herpes? Usually itches all over.

If a specific location where a red bump on my penis is never itches, burns, crusts over, etc, can it still be herpes? Usually itches all over.

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave like this: unlikely to cause red bump that doesn't become blister or sore and doesn't cause itching "all over". Neither does any other STD. Maybe a localized allergy or other dermatitis. See a doctor. If the "red bump" is present only now and then, talk to your doctor about arranging an immediate visit (without an advance appointment) next time it appears. ...Read more

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Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?

Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?

See dermatologist: If the itching is so bothersome, you should consult a dermatologist since dry skin is apparently not the issue. The itch pathway is far more complex than we had thought and no longer just a matter of histaminic action. (I assume you have tried antihistamine already. If not, you may give it a try). ...Read more

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Could feeling feverish, having an unpleasant taste in the mouth, plus itches all over the body be pregnancy signs?

Could feeling feverish, having an unpleasant taste in the mouth, plus itches all over the body be pregnancy signs?

Unlikely but do HPT: These are early signs of pregnany
1breast changes, like tenderness, blue veins across the breast, darkening of areola
2fatigue
3food craving or aversions
4missed period
5frequent urination
6implantation spotting
7morning sichness, nausea and vomiting
8high basal body temp
not all women feel all or any symptoms except missed period.In your case the only symptom which may be due to pregnancy is feverish. ...Read more

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I had my son 2 months ago n still have this extremely uncomfortable itches all over. I have used sibicort n hydrocortisone creams and there is no change?

I had my son 2 months ago n still have this extremely uncomfortable itches all over. I have used sibicort n hydrocortisone creams and there is no change?

Just moisturizers?: The itch after pregnancy and delivery is in all likelihood not due to an allergy, and are very likely the result of stretching of the skin and the nerves that follows pregnancy. Moisturizing creams such as cerave, which is available over-the-counter has helped non-specific itching. ...Read more

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All of my muscles and joints ache. My skin itches all over. Severe pain I n si joints lower back and shoulders. Sometimes white lights left eye.?

All of my muscles and joints ache. My skin itches all over. Severe pain I n si joints lower back and shoulders. Sometimes white lights left eye.?

White lights in eye: I am not sure how it connects to your other complaints but white lights in the eye need to be evaluated as soon as possible by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Ok I've been itching for bout 3 monts now and I itch all over. What would be causing this and why?

Many possibilities: Many different causes include allergic reaction to medications, food, chemicals, environmental allergens, materials, clothing, detergent, soap, plants, animals. It can also be caused by scabies, atopic dermatitis, or an underlying medical disorder. You should see a doctor or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. You may need to get a biopsy or patch testing. ...Read more

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I'm itching all over!?

I'm itching all over!?

Itching: They causes are numerous, use a moisturizer if your skin is dry and if not, see your doctor for a proper work up. ...Read more

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Why am I itching all over?

Itch: You don't really give us much to go with here. If the itch just started, maybe it is a reaction to something. If it is for more than 2-3 days, get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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