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My skin becomes red and itchy to the point of it being unbearable. The itch can spread across my whole body. Happens mostly at night or in stress.

My skin becomes red and itchy to the point of it being unbearable. The itch can spread across my whole body. Happens mostly at night or in stress.

Hives/Urticaria?: Sounds like hives. Most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune/autoimmune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers can help. If no contraindications, try otc Zyrtec (cetirizine) ...Read more

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Pain on left side of rib.On the actual side of my body, happens randomly, sometimes when i eat.Some belching.Its short bouts of pain.Also I have gerd.

Pain on left side of rib.On the actual side of my body, happens randomly, sometimes when i eat.Some belching.Its short bouts of pain.Also I have gerd.

Could be Many things: Stomach ulcer, gallbladder disease, or blood flow problem to the stomach/small bowels. Would recommend seeing your doctor for physical exam ; studies for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can anything deadly or harmful for the body happen If you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? Or is this just irrational anxiety?

Can anything deadly or harmful for the body happen If you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? Or is this just irrational anxiety?

No: As long as you don't take either medication too close together. I often prescribe Zoloft (sertraline) at bedtime as it may be sedating for soe people. Lamictaliusually prescribe in am. Themost important thing is that you take both daily on a consistent basis. Relax take some deep breathes and know tht we are here on Healthtap 24/7 to answer your questions ...Read more

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What does iron do in the body? What happens if you don't get enough of it?

Iron: Great google question. Also go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for iron metabolism reviews. ...Read more

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If air freshened spray accidentally sprayed at your body, what happens? Is it bad?

If air freshened spray accidentally sprayed at your body, what happens? Is it bad?

Probably not: One accidental spray is not a big deal. Regular exposure in the air to deodorizers can be dangerous - i'd suggest getting rid of them. We live in a toxic world and your body doesn't need any help with getting polluted. Keep the chemicals out of your house - it should be your safe place away from the outside world! ...Read more

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Sometimes i wake up with a prickly, tingling feeling all over my body, it happens during my first half an hour of sleep, what could be the problem?

Sometimes i wake up with a prickly, tingling feeling all over my body, it happens during my first half an hour of sleep, what could be the problem?

Neuropathy: You are experiencing neuropathy. This could be secondary to some systemic disease like diabetes, nutritional deficiency like b12. Please contact your doctor and get a check up. ...Read more

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I frequently get throbbing pains that will happen in different parts of my body. It happens almost daily.What could it be?Should I get it checked out?

I frequently get throbbing pains that will happen in different parts of my body. It happens almost daily.What could it be?Should I get it checked out?

Yes: Yes get it checked out. I cannot think of a "disease" that presents this way! The first step is a Complete Physical Examination by your Primary Care Provider!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now. Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?

I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now.  Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?

Insects vs allergies: Hard to say what you have without a proper history and physical. This could be anything from insect bites to a contact dermatitis. See a doctor in person or get a video/phone consult so someone could take a look at it,.
Anything from scabies to poison ivy. The differential is large. ...Read more

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Hello dr. Why pain all over my body and hurt my head I got fever all over the body. What happen? Please let me know. Thanks

Hello dr. Why pain all over my body and hurt my head I got fever all over the body. What happen? Please let me know.  Thanks

Flu: You most likely have a systemic viral infection such as influenza. I would imagine that at 24 you have has a flu-like infection at least once before. Keep well hydrated and rest. If symptoms persist or worsen over the next 48 hours, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My veins hurt all over my body, it happens every like 30 minutes and i get small sharp pains also my veins itch.. What could it be?

My veins hurt all over my body, it happens  every like 30 minutes and i get small sharp pains also my veins itch.. What could it be?

Unusual: Veins have little sensory capacity. If you have pain and hold your breath, your veins will look more prominent. Young people, thin, with little subcutaneous fat, and excellent fitness, tend to have prominent veins. Itching is common with allergies, rash, toxic exposures, weight gain, edema (swelling), and drug reactions. Note your pattern of itching and relief to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does Plan B stay in the body ? What happens if you take it before Ovulation? Will the egg come out after a few days ? Thanks.

How long does Plan B stay in the body ?
What happens if you take it before Ovulation?
Will the egg come out after a few days ? 
Thanks.

Effectivness is 72: hours , however the effectives tapers off with time from intercourse. So it is most effective the closer taken after intercourse and less effective as time passes. It suppress ovulation if taken before ovulation. If suppression goes away due to time pass and weakened effectiveness of the drug it is possible that the egg come out from the ovary. ...Read more

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I have red splotches all over my body. Just happened in last hour. I ate shell fish 2 night. 49-have never been allergic. Could i be?

I have red splotches all over my body. Just happened in last hour. I ate shell  fish 2 night. 49-have never been allergic. Could  i be?

Hives: allergy: Red splotches all over the body after eating shell fish could be related to an allergic reaction to shell fish. It could be a late reaction. Even if you did not have a reaction in the past, you could have developed an antibody to shell-fish recently, thus reacting now. Avoid shell fish in the future. If you want to confirm the diagnosis, you could make an appointment with an allergist. ...Read more

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I have been injected by one dose of interferon as a precaution for virus c , did this harm my body. This happened since 6 yrs ago?

I have been injected by one dose of interferon as a precaution for virus c , did this harm my body. This happened since 6 yrs ago?

Interferon: This will not have harmed you, but you should definitely go and be tested to see if you have hepatitis c and whether there may be a need for treatment.
This is a very serious illness. ...Read more

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If my heart rate slowed right down, I felt dizzy, had waves of flushes through body, what happened?

If my heart rate slowed right down, I felt dizzy, had waves of flushes through body, what happened?

Vasovagal episode: This response is similar to what may happen when someone stands up too quickly from a seated or lying position, has been standing in one place too long, or is significantly dehydrated. Basically, the triggering stimulus produces a simultaneous increase in parasympathetic tone (decreased heart rate and contractility) and withdrawal of sympathetic tone (low blood pressure) that may cause fainting. ...Read more

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May i ask how isotretinoin causes excessive hair growth to the face and body? This happened to me following ingestion of one 20mg cap. Vellus hairs.

May i ask how isotretinoin causes excessive hair growth to the face and body? This happened to me following ingestion of one 20mg cap. Vellus hairs.

Isotretinoin & hair: Isotretinoin is not known for causing hair growth. Some people that take Isotretinoin may experience hair shedding, a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. That happens after a time of taking isotretinoin. One tablet of Isotretinoin does not provide enough concentration in the blood to cause symptoms. Please consult your dermatologist regarding new hair growth. ...Read more

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What can cause glassy eyes and body aches? Happens every afternoon. I usually skip lunch. 35 yo F, no other symptoms. No alcohol or drugs.

What can cause glassy eyes and body aches? Happens every afternoon.  I usually skip lunch. 35 yo F, no other symptoms. No alcohol or drugs.

HYPOGLYCEMIA : It can be caused by: Hypoglycemia and hypotension are very common . You need an exam and labs. It is important to Monitor your BP & glucose. I recommend small frequent meals a gluten free diet. Wholeapproach.com. If low blood pressure is documented additional salt added to diet is helpful. Seek evaluation exam, labs and EKG . ...Read more

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When a tick is on a cat and I can't get it off and it goes in the body what will happen?

Tickborn disease. : Tick can cause a different tick born diseases depending on time of year ( spring or summer and so on) and location of your country/ state. Use oil to try to get it off. Use on line instruction. Very helpful ...Read more

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Sudden shocks that feel like being stabbed all over my whole body with needles. Happened when i was in the middle of sitting down. What could it be?

Sudden shocks that feel like being stabbed all over my whole body with needles. Happened when i was in the middle of sitting down. What could it be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have red bumbs that turns to puss filled bumbs that get really itch and it’ sprends all over my body and it happens every 2 years.

I have red  bumbs that turns to puss filled bumbs that get really itch and it’ sprends all over my body and it happens every 2 years.

Staph or strep?: Your skin might be colonized with staph or strep bacteria which periodically become more active. Or some entirely different kind of dermatitis. See a doctor while the problem is active and spreading. If you have already seen a doctor without clear answer, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I would like to know what's going on with my body this never happened before okay i had unprotected sex on the 31 of last month and i started my perio?

I would like to know what's going on with my body this never happened before okay i had unprotected sex on the 31 of last month and i started my perio?

See your doctor: You should visit your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly run some tests and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I shake when I yawn. My upper body mostly. It happens every time. What causes it?

I shake when I yawn. My upper body mostly. It happens every time. What causes it?

Normal response: It is common to have some muscle reaction to a good yawn as there is the bodies reaction to the yawn. Our muscles tighten and we shake in response to the trigger of the yawning episode. If it is a very light yawn it might not cause the response to occur but it is common with larger yawns. Hope this helps. It is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Everytime try to sleep,i feel shock and dizzy,at least when all of my body relaxed,it happen?

Everytime try to  sleep,i feel shock and dizzy,at least when all of my body relaxed,it happen?

Please explain shock: If you mean that your body suddenly jerks, this is something that happens to most people from time to time as the body is relaxing. Called "myoclonic jerk", it is not dangerous. In fact you may feel very relaxed after it happens and be able to get to sleep better. If by "dizzy" you mean things are spinning, for example, when first lying down, you may have an inner ear problem. See a clinic. ...Read more

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My mum died when we tried to sit her. Emergency took 2 liters of grey fluid from her body. What could happen in her body?She was for 20y. A vegetarian

My mum died when we tried to sit her. Emergency took 2 liters of grey fluid from her body. What could happen in her body?She was for 20y. A vegetarian

Several things...: Several things can cause fluid to build up, such as certain cancers, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, etc... The doctor(s) should be able to give a diagnosis. ...Read more

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