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Body Itching At Night Time
Itching - need info: You need to provide more information. Are you itching before or after you go to bed? Is there a pet? Do you eat or drink before you begin itching? Is it after you take a shower? Any physical activity before it happens? Any medications? ...Read more
Muscle twitching at rest all over my body except face. Partner says it's getting worse at night when sleeping & happens all night. What is the cause?
Could be many things: This will require a thorough evaluation and diagnostic work up, esp. paying attention to serum electrolytes such as Calcium, potassium and maybe magnesium - deficiencies and/or excess of these can cause muscle twitching. Based on history and trend of your symptoms, you may need a neurology consult and also a review of your medications to make sure this isn't a side effect of something you are on. ...Read more
Cough: Ongoing cough can be a symptoms of asthma and if cough persists more than 6 weeks it is considered chronic. Itching can be related to dry skin or allergies. An evaluation by an allergist may find the trigger so avoidance measures can be taken and the least amount of medications used for relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the night time use of melatonin lead to daytime fatigue? I take it at 7:30pm, go to bed at 9pm and wake at 5am.
Maybe in some people: Some people who used melatonin have complained of daytime sleepiness as a side effect, among some other mild side effects. However, people use melatonin to treat sleep problems and jet lag, which means these people are already having daytime sleepiness or daytime fatigue problems. That makes it hard to figure out. One can try changing the dose and/or the timing of the dose to see what happens. ...Read more
My whole body itches really bad, from y scalp to my toes. The itching is keeping me up at night. There is no itching during the day just at night. ?
Night itching: New detergent or sheets? Bedbugs? dry skin? try a moisturizer like AmLac lotion, iron deficiency? opiod/ medication use? Rarer causes kidney/liver disease ,electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, polycythemia, Hodgkins disease. Discuss with doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reoccurring headaches at night not every night but atleast 4 times a week and hot flashes and sweating during the day?
Not sure what it is.: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. Bed bugs. ...Read more
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night every night for allergies so I'm not scratching all night?
Yes, but: You may develop tolerance, meaning that by time you will have to increase the dose to get the same effect, better though are the non tolerance developing antihistamines as cetirizine or loratadine, much better if you see your doctor/allergist to sort out the cause of your symptoms ...Read more
Eyes hurt when I look around. Headaches at night. Legs ache at night as well as sore throat at Night and elevated body temp and moderate fatigue. ?
Get checked: This can be a concerning constellation of symptoms and it would be wise to schedule a visit with your primary care doctor. It may not be anything serious, but better to be safe. ...Read more
Many possibilities : Are you stressed and think a lot at night that keeps you thinking and from sleeping? Do you exercise at night? Do you drink alcohol at night? Do you nap during the day? Is your room too hot? Too noisy? All these things can interfere with sleep and make you tired in the day. Just because you are tired if your brain is in high gear you won't be able to sleep! ...Read more
CLUSTER HEADACHES?: sound like cluster headaches (Horton's Syndrome ) Should be diagnosed and treated by a neurologist ...Read more
For 4 weeks:
Hives that come and go, lasting a couple hours; 1-3 times a day.
Intense itching on palms and soles, peeling skin, wakes me up at night ?
Need to be seen: Kindly see yor doctor/dermatologist, can't be helped online, more history and physical examination are needed. In the interim you can try OTC cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine, regularly though, just to control the itching, hope it works, till you see your doctor first who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more
It's winter season running in our area...Is it bad to bath at night with cold water?I do it every night.
Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (not really exercising) during the day decrease insomnia at night?
May help: Spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight during the day may help set your biological clock, and may help you sleep better. Exercising during the day is also helpful as long as it's not too close to your bedtime. Don't take naps. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol especially within 6 hours before bed. Take a hot bath before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has Alzheimer's, doesn't sleep at night (sleeps often during day).She takes escitalopram in the morning,can we use valerian root capsule at night?
Maybe . . .: But before trying valerian root (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/valerian-root.html), why not try switching her Lexapro (escitalopram) to nighttime dosing. Different people react differently such that some feel sleepy while others complain of insomnia, all as a result of the same medication! Check http://www.drugs.com/mtm/escitalopram.html for more info. More daytime activity such as exercise might help. ...Read more
Not really: Headache is really common and may have many causes. You may be having a rebound headache from a change in caffeine intake, or some other recent change. To evaluate properly i would need a lot more information such as time of day, quality of pain, location, radiation, etc. If it continues, or is associated with any visual change, weakness, fever or any other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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