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Body Itching At Night Time
I am suffering from anal itching at night time, a lump has developed after irritation, happens once every couple months, any ideas?
For the past couple of months I noticed I can't stop itching at night. The itchiness is all over my body, what do I do? I don't have bed bugs or fleas
I have a serious problem at night, my body is getting some pimples and they are itching at night and am afraid to get some test done...and Sleep less?
2nd time asking a question rectal itching at night requesting a doctor in the northern virgina area who can do scotch tape testing need closest doctor?
Primary doc or Derm: Agreed, you want to make sure this isn't pinworm infestation. A primary doctor may be able to do this or at least treat you even if they are not sure. ...Read more
I had scabbies and used medication and I don't have it anymore but it's still itching at night what can I do to stop itching?
Itching at night little tiny bumps, I share the bed with another. Their experiences is the same. But I can't sleep because of the Web itching?
Foot itching: You want to see a your local foot doctor or dermatologist to biopsy the skin to identify the cause of your symptoms. It sounds like a athletes foot or tinea pedis. Most probably a standard anti fungal cream will be prescribed with possibly a anti fungal sprain for all your shoe gear will be advised. ...Read more
Iktching: Cortisone will help the itching. However determining first the cause of the itching is advisable. ...Read more
Can we give our son Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 hrs after a dose of Zyrtec? He has bouts with itching at night and can't sleep.
Why itching?: It is medically safe to give the benadryl; however, the question leads to another - why is he having bouts of itching? Ideally, determining and treating the cause will be more effective then treating the symptoms. Does he have eczema? Does he have scabies? Does he have an allergy to the bedding/detergent used to clean the bedding? Consider the sources and eliminate them - or see local doc for eval ...Read more
Apparently I was bitten by something on my elbow, bumps, itching at night when I go to bed for the past two wks. Tried cortisone creams?
I have thyroid since 1986.I get itching at night in bottom of my legs. When I scratch legs some powder of skin comes out. Pls. Help me.?
Dry skin: Best guess is dryness, perhaps related to thyroid. Would use a good otc moituriser (any type) if not help see a dermatologist to determine if that is the cause. ...Read more
My anus is itching at night and I scratched and I saw some under fleshlight thin hair (like the hair on fingers) spinning it upper part. Is this worm?
Pin worm: What you described is consistent with Pin worm infestation. Please see your doctor for a prescription for the infestation. ...Read more
No itching at night....intermittent vaginal itching and tickling anus during the day...pinworms or some other infection?
Possible: Look with a flash light at night or see your doctor for an exam and a stool specimen. All the best. ...Read more
See your physician: It would be prudent on your part to see your primary care physician or an ENT specialist to determine the cause and then suggest appropriate remedies. ...Read more
Feel itching at night while sleeping at pelvic region, legs, hips between thighs etc no infection?
Need more info: Have you changed the materials with which you wash your sheets? Is there a rash along with the itching? Are you overheated during the night and sweating excessively? Many other questions too numerous for here, but think about this and repeat the question. ...Read more
Just diagnosis with RA after breast cancer new systom is itching at night at knuckles I just started methotrexate 2.5 x 6?
Unrelated: First of all, psoriatic arthritis and RA virtually never co-exist, if one has psoriasis and an inflammatory arthritis, it is psoriatic arthritis. I doubt psoriasis if you have well documented ra. Let a dermatologist look at a rash if one is present one not just an itching sensation. The one exception is psoriasis can be a complication of tnf therapy. ...Read more
I hav itchy eyes often. Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning. Eyelids swell n eyes turn red. Hav few eyelashes than usual. Why?
Itching usually means allergy
if the discharge is real stringy/stretchy
loss of lashes indicates a chronic condition. ...Read more
Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!
My skin itches all the time at night and it feels like something is crawling on me I don't see any bugs could it be from sweat or the detergent I use?
See your physician: While itching may just be a sign of skin dryness it can also be a sign of internal disease. You should see your doctor who can draw blood work and get a chest x ray. ...Read more
Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?
Pinworms: Are common intestinal parasites which cause rectal itching, especially at night. Young children and their household members are at risk for pinworm infections. The pinworms can often be seen in the rectal area during the night with a flashlight. A stool test for ova & parasites (O&P) can help correctly diagnose and guide treatment of intestinal parasites. ...Read more
When do I take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? I took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.
After a week: The itching is caused by a skin irritation, not directly by the pin worms. The female worm lays eggs in a sticky glue like material around the anus. That glue triggers skin irritation in most people. Simple wash off with cold water and application of an OTC hydrocortisone cream has more benefit to the itch than the pills. ...Read more
The heels of my feet itches all the time especially at night. I've tried lotions but it dosent help any. Can u tell me what will n what's the cause.?
Many possibilities: Itching to the bottoms of the feet can be due to many causes, including infection or allergies. Best to see your doctor to determine the exact cause before implementing a treatment plan. ...Read more
Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?
Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more