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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. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

My anus itches but there's no blisters. Is this herpes?

No...: Herpes would be painful. Anal itching is most commonly caused by either hemorrhoids or a fungal dermatitis. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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:) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could cause constant itching all over for a teen?

? Scabies, allergy?: The cause of generalized itching can be an elusive dx. It can reflect reaction to a body wash, soap or laundry detergent. There is a human mite called scabies that can cause a persistent low grade rash & chronic itching for months until eliminated. Have your son do a lifestyle audit & list any new body treatments. If none are found, have your dr go over the other possibilities. ...Read more

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Feeling itching all over the body--what could cause this?

Lots: Generalized itch could be from a multitude of conditions, be it internal or external. ...Read more

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What could cause uncontrollable itching all over your body?

What could cause uncontrollable itching all over your body?

Numerous: There are numerous diseases that could be causing this. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I itching all over my body, and what can I do about it?

ITCHING ALL OVER: How long have you been itching all over? Do you take any medications? Is the itch all below the waist, or does it also itch on your face and scalp. Anybody else in your family or your friends itch? Do you have a cat or dog? Have you changed your soap or laundry detergent? If it persists, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Extreme sudden itching all over the body? What is it indicating?

Allergy?: If it is sudden, you either reacted to something you ingested (food, medication, supplement, etc) or you applied something on your skin such as a body lotion that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I get itching all over my body when I get anxious. Is that weird?

No: Every person handles stress/anxiety differently and your symptoms are not weird. Others vomit, get abdominal pain or even pass out. ...Read more

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Help- I've been bitten and itching all over body. What should I do?

By what?: It is hard to answer your question if you don't say what bit you? Do you mean you were bitten by bugs? You can apply calamine lotion and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help you with the itch? But finding the cause of your problem is the key. ...Read more

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I have itching all over. What could this be, what can I do for relief?

I have itching all over. What could this be, what can I do for relief?

? Dry skin: Especially in winter, bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry, apply a moisturizer all over right away to trap the moisture in your skin, dress long sleeves and no shorts even indoors, OTC antihistaminic would help too after that, if that doesn't work, please visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Been itching all over, only at night in bed. No marks. Tried everything for dustmites, no luck. I'm not sure if that was it. What else could it be?

Been itching all over, only at night in bed. No marks. Tried everything for dustmites, no luck. I'm not sure if that was it. What else could it be?

Dry skin?: Apply moisturizer all over <3 minutes after bathing to see if dry skin is the problem. It is unlikely that this is from exposure to dust mite however. See allergist if problem persists but the itching may well be neurogenic given your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

TAPEWORM ITCH: Itching from tapeworms usually affect the anal (rectal) area. Sometimes the vaginal areas. Never a generalized itching. ...Read more

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I have no idea why my body is itching all over! Could it be from my houseguest?

I have no idea why my body is itching all over! Could it be from my houseguest?

Itching: During cold weather, skin is prone to dry out. This is the most common cause of generalized itching or pruritus. Another common cause is use of softener sheets in the dryer. Try to investigate other causes like psychosomatic events, shampoo, soap, lotions, creams, clothing next to skin, medication taken orally or applied to the skin, sunscreen, insect repellents, etc. ...Read more

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Can ovulating cause itching all over?

I doubt it: In over 20 years I've never heard this, and I can't come up with a good reason it would happen. Better look for another reason. ...Read more

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Itching all over for months NO rash or bumps?

Itching all over for months NO rash or bumps?

See a dermatologist: Might never find a cause. Need to look for lymphomas, kidney failure, liver disease, meds, many other things. ...Read more

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Itching all over body and sweating.?

Itching and Sweating: The causes of itching and sweating are many. Go to the following web site:
http://symptomchecker. Webmd. Com/multiple-symptoms? Symptoms=excessive-sweating%7citching-or-burning&symptomids=228%7c129&locations=66%7c68. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if I could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

Slow Down: Anus itching is not in any way a symptom of herpes. First, congratulation on having a sexual encounter. Second, what is the real problem here? Getting a hand job does not in any way put your anus at risk for anything. Why would you even spend a second trying to connect the two? ...Read more

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Itching all over, is it staph or scabies?

Itching all over, is it staph or scabies?

Itching: Could be many things including scabies, eczema or internal causes. Would rec you see a derm for diagnosis and treatments. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

Dry skin: The most common cause is dry skin especially during the winter and dry months. Avoid all scented soap and apply a good skin moisturizer within minutes after bathing. If these measures failed, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

Itching require eval: Itching can be caused by something external or internal. Dry skin, eczema, bug bites ; other infestations can lead to itching; but so too can liver, thyroid and kidney disease. Best to see a physician and get a proper work up including appropriate lab work! ...Read more

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Is itching all over body symptom of labor?

Rarely: Itching can be associated with pregnancy in the last trimester not labor. This usually passes shortly after delivery. If still itchy after delivery you can be treated with topical medications or even otc for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Itching All Over (Definition)

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Itch (Definition)

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