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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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Severe Itching (Definition)

Severe itching is a symptom in which a person has extreme itching on part or all of his body. Itching can be due to allergic reactions, drug side ...Read more


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I have severe itching in specific areas; left calf, lower back neck, left thigh & above left armpit. Negative bloodwork and inconclusive biopsies help?

I have severe itching in specific areas; left calf, lower back neck, left thigh & above left armpit. Negative bloodwork and inconclusive biopsies help?

Itching: If you have not seen a Dermatologist about this you must do so as soon as possible. If you have seen the Dermatologist but are not comfortable, ask your family or friends to find a different Dermatologist for you. Please let me know what develops. I am confident that this will be taken care of by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Severe itching/rash head/neck/chest after handling cat I have had 5 years. Sudden cat allergy? Is it his saliva? He licks my hair too. What to take?

Severe itching/rash head/neck/chest after handling cat I have had 5 years. Sudden cat allergy? Is it his saliva? He licks my hair too. What to take?

Antihistamine: Rash can be treated with an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical hydrocortisone cream, but may require prednisone RX if needed. If no cat allergy after five years, most likely something the cat picked up causing allergic reaction. Cats don't like to be washed but this one should. ...Read more

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Experiencing moderate to (sometimes) severe itching on the back of my tongue, inner ears and nose. Seems to only happen in the morning or at night?

Experiencing moderate to (sometimes) severe itching on the back of my tongue, inner ears and nose. Seems to only happen in the morning or at night?

Allergies: You may have an allergy to something in your home, if this is where it occurs the most. It could be dust mites in your bedding or furniture or perhaps pet dander. Avoidance of allergens is the best first step to take. This may require cleaning up your environment. If problem still occurs, consider seeing MD for allergy testing. Antihistamines OTC work well for itchiness that you describe. ...Read more

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I developed severe itching on the back of my head. Within and hour a lump approx 2 1/2 in by 1 1/2 developed. Oval, sore today. Take remicade (infliximab) and mtx?

I developed severe itching on the back of my head. Within and hour a lump approx 2 1/2 in by 1 1/2 developed. Oval, sore today. Take remicade (infliximab) and mtx?

Evaluation: This requires further evaluation. There may be an infection or side effect of your medications, both of which can cause suppression of the immune system. ...Read more

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