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I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago. Ever since then I have been itching all over my body. I don't have any other symptoms. Is this herpes?

I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago. Ever since then I have been itching all over my body. I don't have any other symptoms. Is this herpes?

Get Checked: It can be so many different things. It can be as simple as an allergy to some lubricant you used. It may not be even related to the episode. It may be all coincidental in timing. It can also be infections. My sincere advice is to see your gynecologist.

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Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

General itchiness: With limited information and not able to see of you and your boyfriend have skin rashes or how it looks like, we could not give you specific advise. It seems that both of you have been scratching really bad that it leaves scar. Itching by itself does not leave scar. You should come see a local doctor to be evaluated and treated. Either an allergist or a dermatologist would be able to help you.

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My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?

My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?

? Acute urticaria: Or just dry skin during winter, common. Bathe him with a cream soap before he goes to bed, pat his skin dry, apply a moisturizer right away to trap the moisture, and use OTC children's antihistaminic, read the labels carefully for proper dosing, if no improvement, see his doctor

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue.

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Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?

Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?

See dermatologist: If the itching is so bothersome, you should consult a dermatologist since dry skin is apparently not the issue. The itch pathway is far more complex than we had thought and no longer just a matter of histaminic action. (I assume you have tried antihistamine already. If not, you may give it a try).

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I'm itching all over!?

I'm itching all over!?

Itching: They causes are numerous, use a moisturizer if your skin is dry and if not, see your doctor for a proper work up.

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Why am I itching all over?

Itch: You don't really give us much to go with here. If the itch just started, maybe it is a reaction to something. If it is for more than 2-3 days, get checked out by a doctor.

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Ok I've been itching for bout 3 monts now and I itch all over. What would be causing this and why?

Many possibilities: Many different causes include allergic reaction to medications, food, chemicals, environmental allergens, materials, clothing, detergent, soap, plants, animals. It can also be caused by scabies, atopic dermatitis, or an underlying medical disorder. You should see a doctor or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. You may need to get a biopsy or patch testing.

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I have itching all over my body?

I have itching all over my body?

? systemic problem: Itching all over the body without rash could be a sign of any one of many systemic diseases. Please see a good primary care doctor or internist for evaluation. Trying to list all possible causes to you would just be guessing and get you more worried. Good luck:)

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I'm itching all over what to do?

I'm itching all over what to do?

Generalized itch: Step one, stop all medications and suppliments (ask your md before stopping any prescription meds) step two: stop all chemical exposures to topical lotions ; creams, and get a new non-fragranced body soap and change to an unfragranced detergent (all-free etc.) avoid dryer sheets of softeners as well. It this does not help, see a pcp or and allergist.

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Generalise itching all over the body?

Generalise itching all over the body?

Multiple causes: Generalized itching all over body may be due to multiple causes- liver or gallbladder disease, a medication side effect, an allergy, or a bug/ mite infestation just to name a few. Try an oral antihistamine to relieve itch but see a doctor for evaluation

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I took amichillin Now itching all over?

I took amichillin Now itching all over?

Allergic reaction: You should seek medical assistance at your local GP. This could be an allergic reaction; medication side effect or progression of your presenting illness for what you have received treatment. Most important though lets exclude and manage the allergic reaction.

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What does having itching all over signify?

Itching: Because the causes of widespread itching can vary from lots of benign things to some very bad things you should really see a doctor. Most causes are benign though.

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I am now itching all over, what could this be?

I am now itching all over, what could this be?

Lots of Things: Itchy skin without rash can be caused by many things from dry skin to allergies to liver disease. You should see your doctor to discuss this further.

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I am itching all over and it feels like pins and needles. What could it be?

I am itching all over and it feels like pins and needles. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There can be many causes of generalized it. The answer could be as simple as dry skin but a wide variety of other causes exists. They include thyroid abnormalities, liver dysfunction, kidney failure, iron deficiency anemia, and allergies in addition to other causes. I would recommend seeing your primary doctor for further evaluation.

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Itching all over due to no cause?

Itching all over due to no cause?

Try a few things: Take a quick shower, then apply a topical moisturizer lotion (lightly to everywhere that is itchy). This may resolve the issue, which then was likely dry skin. If not, over-the-counter antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, similar) and get checked at an Urgent Care to be certain nothing else going on.

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Why do I have itching all over my body?

Itchy: Itching may sometime be a sign of a more serious illness. Check with your internist, or a dermatologist.

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What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

Many causes: Need to see a dermatologist to help diagnosis your diffuse itch it could be from either internal or external causes.

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I'm itching all over my body what is causing that?

I'm itching all over my body what is causing that?

Cirrhosis...: ...Is one possibility, though there are many others. Need more info.

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