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Body Itchy After Body Wash
Whenever my body temp rises my whole body itches, itching wont stop until i shower in freezing water. the itching is unbearable. will rise doing chore?
Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red ?
Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more
My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?
Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burning red flush started in face quickly spread over entire body, skin was red, patchy and warm to the touch. Feverish chills, allergic reaction?
See doctor: If you have chills and fever, this suggests the presence of a systemic infection. Urinary tract infection is a likely issue for your sex and age but it can be any type of systemic infection. You should contact your doctor now. I assume that no new drug has been introduced in the past 10 days since a drug reaction can cause similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salt on skin: In an attempt to cool your body's temperature, you sweat. Sweat is both water and salt. When the water evaporates, not dries, your skin is cooled and the remains are salt that was dissolved in your sweat. A shower will easily remove the remains of the salt. ...Read more
What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unexplainable itching all over? My clothes, bedding, hair and body are clean. Tablets help but if stopped, itching returns. Itching creates red area.
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin is part of the human condition. If it is dry, moisten your skin and use a moisturizer to seal in the water. Moisturizer prevents evaporation, but doesn't moisten skin by itself. You have to put water there first and trap it. Think of it as a skin-water-moisturizer sandwich. ...Read more
Fever in India: If you have fevers and muscle aches, your body is probably under attack from a virus. Since you live in India, I would be worried about dengue - because now it is the rainy season. Have you had mosquito bites? How about in your town? Are there many cases? You should get checked by a doctor, since there are certainly other causes for your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Does aspirin used externally on scalp against dandruff cause itching and rash all over the body (arms, legs, neck) ?
Please see below: This may be cholinergic urticaria : cu typically presents with a number of small, short-lasting hives but may also involve cutaneous inflammation (wheals) and pain which develops usually in response to exercise, bathing, staying in a heated environment, or emotional stress. Although the symptoms subside rapidly, commonly within 1 hour, cu may significantly impair quality. ...Read more
When I sweat my face and upper body break out in a rash. The rash is extremely itchy and burns. Lasts for 5 minutes. Only happens when I sweat. Why?
Depends: This type of sensation may depend upon what type of clothing you are wearing and your circulation. Sometimes people get flushed in the face after exercise, where more blood rushes to the uncovered parts of the body to try and warm it up. If this becomes an issue, i would see a dr. ...Read more
Severe itchy scalp, and itchy skin when going to sleep? Feels like my face is burning itchy against pillow. I use unscented soap, and body lotions. I
How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If you have been outside a lot it could also be something airborne, such as dust, pollen, or dried leaves. Don't rule out your soap and body lotions either - "unscented" is not the same as "fragrance free". ...Read more
Palms turn cold & body shivers veyr fast in cold environment, why? allergy reaction (skin) follows after getting back to normal condition, why?
Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more
You may have a: sensitivity to that particular body wash. If it happens more than once- would stop using that product. Take care. ...Read more