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What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia

What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia

Eczema skin products: Dry skin usually improves if using sorbolene or aqueous cream instead of soap and having short cool-warm showers instead of long hot showers or baths. Using a moisturiser helps too. Some products labelled 'mild' or 'hypoallergenic' can irritate sensitive skin; try products used for eczema such as QV, Cetaphil, Dermeze or Alpha keri products and check back with your GP if the itching persists.
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Whole body very itchy, skin isn't dry, showers don't help. Please suggest?

Whole body very itchy, skin isn't dry, showers don't help. Please suggest?

Skin examination: There are several causes of itching of the skin which should be evaluated by your dermatologist. These range from allergies and sensitivites to lymphoma. Persistent pruritus not relieved by moisturizing and proper bathing and cleansing should always be evaluated professionally. ...Read more

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Could a gallbladder problem make your body itchy?

Yes, gallbladder: Problems could cause elevated serum bilirubin levels, which in turn can cause itchy skin. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Why is my body itchy everywhere but no hives or rashes?

Why is my body itchy everywhere but no hives or rashes?

Itching: There are numerous reasons for itching from dry skin to thyroid problems and more. Often a cause is not identified. See an allergist or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal that medicines make my whole body itchy? I'm taking 2 antibiotics & 1 pain medicine.

Is it normal that medicines make my whole body itchy? I'm taking 2 antibiotics & 1 pain medicine.

Allergic reaction: You might be describing an allergic reaction to one of your medications (or some other allergen). Inform your prescribing doc who may recommend one or more medications. Or may recommend an antihistamine. If you notice lip/tongue swelling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or difficulty swallowing/breathing, etc, it's an emergency & time to call 911. This is anaphylaxis (http://goo. Gl/yyNGYg). ...Read more

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Hi, I have a question similiar to the "feather/thread" like hairs. They aren't just on my breasts though. They're on my entire body. Itchy, too.

Hi, I have a question similiar to the "feather/thread" like hairs. They aren't just on my breasts though. They're on my entire body. Itchy, too.

Lanugo: These are fine hairs that occur on the body. Its normal part of the body. If it is unappealing, some women opt to use various methods of removal (shaving, chemical removal, procedures with electrolysis).
See a doc if you have a rash or if itching persists. ...Read more

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I just got a rash all over my body, itchy. Not taking any meds though?

I just got a rash all over my body, itchy. Not taking any meds though?

Nonspecific: Nothing is less specific than a generalized itchy rash. It could be a virus, or an allergic reaction, something you ate, something you inhaled, or many other things. You say you're not taking any medicines; are you taking vitamins or other supplements? They can cause rashes too. A dermatologist will either identify it by looking at it, or run tests to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Well: Well this could be an internal problem like a liver disease or kidney disease or diabetes or parasites or a problem with your blood chemistry or even parasites. You can develop a rash from a product you've used for a long time like laundry soap shampoo soap's perfumes lotions. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have small non itchy skin colored bumps on most of my body, what could it be?

I have small non itchy skin colored bumps on most of my body, what could it be?

Can be: A visit to a dermatologist to discuss your symptoms in more detail as well as getting a good physical exam is key for you. ...Read more

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Is eczema cause of itchy skin all over the body or just the affected (infected) area?

Is eczema cause of itchy skin all over the body or just the affected (infected) area?

Eczema and itch: Eczema usually starts on dry skin. Patches of eczema usually itch more intensely but dry skin over the body can be itchy as well. ...Read more

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Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread everyday?

Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread everyday?

Itchy skin: 21F England: Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread everyday? ANS: need picture and more on meds and other illnesses and what kind of work you do. Happy do 2nd opinion to get more information and help. ...Read more

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I had a cholecystectomy 43 hours ago.18 hours ago face became warm & flushed, body itchy and is worse now. Could this be a reaction to surgical glue?

I had a cholecystectomy 43 hours ago.18 hours ago face became warm & flushed, body itchy and is worse now. Could this be a reaction to surgical glue?

Could be medicine: A diffuse reaction to an allergy would suggest it is some type of medication, rather than the surgical glue at the wound site. You should call your doctor or performing doctor immediately, and go for an urgent evaluation within the next 6 hours. If you feel dizzy, short of breath, severely weak, then call 911. ...Read more

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What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

Have thyroid checked: Have you had your thyroid function checked? You should talk to your doctor and rule out any medical conditions that could be making your dry skin worse. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

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

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I have itchy skin all over my body after I take a warm shower/ weather changes. I'm taking clartin every other day for months. What should I do?

Try moisturizing: Antihistamines typically don't help widespread itching unless you have been exposed to something to which you are allergic. Dry skin is notorious for causing itching, and can be exacerbated by hot showers or changes in weather. Try taking cooler showers and afterward liberally applying moisturizer while your skin is still damp. See a dermatologist or allergist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I was taking Thyronorm 50mcg for 2 years, last month switched to Levothyroxine 50mcg. After 4 weeks, I developed itchy skin rashes all over body. Why?

I was taking Thyronorm 50mcg for 2 years, last month switched to Levothyroxine 50mcg. After 4 weeks, I developed itchy skin rashes all over body. Why?

Allergic reaction to: Stick with your Brand name product! Most likely generic equivalent has inactive ingredient which caused you allergic reaction. Talk to your pharmacist. Take antihistamine as well. ...Read more

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Can macrobid make your whole body itchy and your tongue and lips tingly?

Can macrobid make your whole body itchy and your tongue and lips tingly?

Macrobid allergy: Yes, this as with all antibiotics and medications, could cause an allergy. Some allergies are more severe than others. I would stop taking the macrobid immediately and call your doctor. If you have trouble breathing, or worsening of any kind you need to get to an ER fast. Call 911 if any doubts. ...Read more

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Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Difficult to tell: This sounds as if you might have a viral infection, but that is just speculation. Doctors need detailed history, physical exams and some testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Strongly suggest you see a doctor if this continues, make sure you are not becoming dehydrated because of inability to hold things down. Can thing of several explanations, but need a detailed exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Small non itchy skin colored bumps on 10 months old baby's body. Is it due to dryness or related to teething? No new food was introduced.

Small non itchy skin colored bumps on 10 months old baby's body. Is it due to dryness or related to teething? No new food was introduced.

Not to teething: I would recommend visiting your child's doctor to evaluate this. Teething should not cause a rash on a remote part of the body. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin literally all over my body. My thighs & buttocks area especially I scratch & bumps appear but then go away. What could it be?

I have very itchy skin literally all over my body. My thighs & buttocks area especially I scratch & bumps appear but then go away. What could it be?

Itching: Itching is actually a form of pain perception. It can be due to localized reaction with allergy causing substances, dry skin and eczema or it can be due to systemic illness such as liver disease. There are many causes to itching and further investigation with laboratory studies and examination by your doctor are in order. ...Read more

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I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside, not just outside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. Check with a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months (home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more