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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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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Random itching all over body! I am not taking any medication! No rashes....seems normal....but once I scratch I see rashes?

Random itching all over body! I am not taking any medication! No rashes....seems normal....but once I scratch I see rashes?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the trigger. Try Antihistamines. ...Read more

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My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?

My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?

See a Doctor: There are many conditions that cause diffuse itching without rash. Most of these situations probably represent early stages of what will eventually cause a noticeable rash. These conditions include allergies, dry skin, liver and kidney disease, and certain B cell malignancies such as lymphoma. Keep her skin moist, use cool compresses and try an anti-histamine (which will also help her to rest). ...Read more

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İ have some rashes on my hips (same like last year) and itching all over my body sometimes I wake up for itching in night what could it be?

İ have some rashes on my hips (same like last year) and itching all over my body sometimes I wake up for itching in night what could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Why am I itching? I have been itching all over my body ever since I came back home from a hotel. I do not see or notice any bumps or rashes.

Why am I itching? I have been itching all over my body ever since I came back home from a hotel. I do not see or notice any bumps or rashes.

Insect bite?: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have been itching all over my body with rashes could this be from anxtiey it started about 4 days ago & icant stop itching sign of liver problem?

I have been itching all over my body with rashes could this be from anxtiey it started about 4 days ago & icant stop itching sign of liver problem?

Itching: Itching (pruritus) can be caused by: skin conditions, internal/systemiic diseases, drug reactions, skin/topical irritant exposure; nerve disorders; and pregnancy. Yes, liver disease iis one cause. Anxiety can cause itching, but not likely whole body x weeks. If itching effects whole body, seek help. Call your doctor today and make an appointment, as this usually indicates a systemic process. ...Read more

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I drank too much of alchohol continuously for abt 4 days and now I have developed rashes on my thigs and have itching all over my body for over a day.?

I drank too much of alchohol continuously for abt 4 days and now I have developed rashes on my thigs and have itching all over my body for over a day.?

Sounds as tho U may: Have an alcohol problem. Need to see doc soon (er if eyes/skin turning yellow) for liver function tests & referral for detox as well as counseling. Both rash & itching can be caused by liver damage. Don't delay; get help now. ...Read more

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Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.

Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.

Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash. Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If problem continues, see allergist or dermatologist since there are many potential causes for itching. ...Read more

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I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

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

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Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Itching: Find the cause of your itching, you body is trying to tell you something. You could have dry skin, so use a moisturizer daily but if you have an internal problem it needs to be checked, see your doctor for a check up, Drinking alcohol does not help ...Read more

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Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Pruritus: In my practice and most common cause of pruritus is too frequent bathing. You should definitely talk to the dermatologist about this and see if she/he can give you advice on the right to take care of your skin. There may be other causes so they will look. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable itching all over body. No rash. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and warm bad. Ate white cheddar puffs. 4hrs ago. Somewhat still itching but easier.?

No rash?: Itching without rash is somewhat unusual for an allergic reaction to a food. Write down everything you have eaten in the past 12 to 24 hours. It may be something you don't suspect. If it occurs again, you can begin to narrow down the possibilities, if the itching is from an allergic cause. ...Read more

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Itching all over body but ther eis no rash. Do I have hiv?

Need tested.: While rash and itching can be associated with HIV infection, there are many other reasons for such symptoms, and the only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested for hiv. If you have any concern that you may have hiv, please visit a clinic or doctor to discuss your concerns and get tested. This will help with your concerns and may make you less 'itchy'. It will also empower your decisions. ...Read more

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I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

? dry skin: That's usually the case with atopic individuals, as you said you have asthma too, you may or may not start to have rash with continuous itching, antihistamines will just control the itch, skin care in form of bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin right after bathing while the skin is still moist, all that would help, keep your body well hydrated and watch your environment (cats, dust) ...Read more

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Sudden itching all over body since a few days. Started with feet... No rash or visible signs... Getting more intense. No cosmetics...bloodwork normal

Sudden itching all over body since a few days. Started with feet... No rash or visible signs... Getting more intense. No cosmetics...bloodwork normal

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

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Itching all over my body, no visible rash except when getting out of the shower, what is it?

Itching all over my body, no visible rash except when getting out of the shower, what is it?

See a dermatologist: Sometimes this is serious. There are many possible causes, some serious. You need a specialist with special knowledge about this. ...Read more

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What causes itching all over my body with no rash just finished icsi?

What causes itching all over my body with no rash just finished icsi?

Medications: This is a potential medication side effect. Are you taking Progesterone injections at this time? See your doctor as they can go through your medication list as well as look for other causes if not a medication problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 21yr old son has had itching all over his body for past 4 weeks. No other symptoms. No rash. What could it be?

My 21yr old son has had itching all over his body for past 4 weeks. No other symptoms. No rash. What could it be?

Many things: Liver disease, kidney disease, certain immunologic diseases, an array of hematologic diseases, cancers, endocrine disorders, medication reactions, and allergic reactions can cause an itch without a rash. Your son should see his doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

Burning & Itching: You MAY have a food sensitivity or sensitivity/allergy to something else. Please see your doc for testing. Common allergens are soap, laundry detergent, cosmetics, pets, etc. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I can't stop itching all over my body. There's no rash but when I scratch I turns red with small bumps. It comes and goes in different places.

I can't stop itching all over my body. There's no rash but when I scratch I turns red with small bumps. It comes and goes in different places.

Dermatographia: You may have dermatographia which causes your skin to turn red aftermechanical stimulation. It may be accompanied with hives, which would account for your small red bumps. The best therapy is to try to avoid the mechanical stimulus. ...Read more

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She can't stop itching all over her body. There is no rash just red scratch mark where she is rubbing and the odd small spot in some of the places?

She can't stop itching all over her body. There is no rash just red scratch mark where she is rubbing and the odd small spot in some of the places?

Dry skin?: You likely have dry skin and may try applying a moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing. Itching is usually not a component of hiv, so do not get to anxious. There are other causes for itching and if it is not from dry skin, you should consider consulting a dermatologist. ...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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Widespread itching all over my body with no rash or lesions. Comes and goes...responds well to Allegra (fexofenadine). Anxiety?

Widespread itching all over my body with no rash or lesions. Comes and goes...responds well to Allegra (fexofenadine). Anxiety?

Needs evaluation: This needs to be evalauted. THe best way is to see an allergist. Yiu have no hives but there can be an underlying process causing this. ...Read more

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I been itching all over my body without any rash. It's driving me crazy, what can I take. I have been taking certrizin And piriton, it did not help?

I been itching all over my body without any rash. It's driving me crazy, what can I take. I have been taking certrizin And piriton, it did not help?

Time to use the NHS: You have been taking 2 good antihistamines, cetirizine and chlorpheniramine (the generic names). Severe itching without a rash can be the result of many diseases, not just allergy. Go and see your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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I have had this random itching all over, on and off for about 4 years now. It will start in my legs and soon spread through my entire body. No rash.

I have had this random itching all over, on and off for about 4 years now. It will start in my legs and soon spread through my entire body. No rash.

Dry skin?: Since it sounds like a chronic issue and you don't mention skin changes, I'm inclined to think that you may have dry skin. Take short, cool showers (not warm, but cool) and be in and out. Pat yourself dry with towel leaving some water on body. Apply lotion over that to trap water in. If not improving, post a reply on this. ...Read more

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itching all over my body... no rash but I do have some red bumps almost like hives on my butt... has been going on for like a month what should I do?

itching all over my body... no rash but I do have some red bumps almost like hives on my butt... has been going on for like a month what should I do?

See a dermatologist: There are many possible causes of itching. An experienced dermatologist can help. Mast cells produce histamine which, in turn, causes itching. The challenge is to determine which allergen might be the trigger, or is there a primary mast cell disease (rare). ...Read more

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For the past week I my body has been itching. First my breast, only. Now it is itching all over. No rash. I' am miserable. Can you help me?

See a dermatologist: Itch without definitive visual skin changes is very distressing and is often difficult to understand. An effort must be made to identify the cause. Sometimes this search yields a life-saving diagnosis. Sometimes the cause is elusive. There are various ways to reduce the itch but the best treatment is determined by precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I have been itching all over my body with a prickle burn no rash, how long does it last allergy tablets don't work I do take iron tablets

Hold all medicines: To start with, although iron preparations usually don't cause allergy, could be a preservative or a non active ingredient, watch what you eat as well, can use a different antihistaminic, above all you might be having a dry skin, use a cream soap, moisturize your whole body right after bathing, every day or every other day, if all don't work, see your doctor, goodluck. ...Read more

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For the last two days, I have been itching all over my body. There is no rash, but I itch on my feet, my hands, my neck and my inner thighs. I?

See a DR: Itching without visible skin changes is extremely difficult. There are hundreds of possible causes, some of them very serious. On any meds? Vitamins or supplements? Illness or any other symptoms? Ever before? You need exam, blood tests, xrays, maybe biopsies. No antihistamine helps this. Brand of laundry detergent is not of interest. It is not diet and probably not allergy. ...Read more

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I have had extreme itching all over my body with no rash at all just scratch marks. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream and doesn't help?

Pruritis: See your primary care physician for labwork and exam. There are conditions such as liver problems that can cause itching without a rash. Try claritin and zantac (ranitidine) together, if not allergic and no contraindications. See your doctor soon. It must be miserable. Try and stop the itch-scatch cycle by trimming fingernails and wearing socks or gloves at night. ...Read more

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I have a candida infection between my buttocks. Trying prescrip cream. I also have itching all over my body with no rash. Could this also be due to candida or something else?

I have a candida infection between my buttocks. Trying prescrip cream. I also have itching all over my body with no rash. Could this also be due to candida or something else?

See PCP.: I see you are using Imuran (azathioprine) for crohn's disease which can cause unexplained itching. Candidiasis is usually a superinfection caused by lowered immune system. You need to go back to your pcp for a possible systemic antifungal and perhaps a script for the itching. ...Read more

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I have SLE but not currently on treatment as it has been under control. I have uncontrollable itching all over my body but no visible rash or hives. What could it be or is there a reason to be concerned?

"Pruritis": Is the medical term for itchiness and chronic prurtitis is unfortunately one of the most complex medical problems. ...a few "simple" tests and a visit to a Dermatologist are a good start. Testing of LIVER function (especially the so called "obstructive" liver tests, kidney function and some allergy testing are a beginning. NOT TO WORRY but your SYMPTOM needs a solution and treatment
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I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

See doctor: This could have been from the fungus (tinea) spreading or a so-called id reaction if you have athlete's foot. Since you have already tried hydrocortisone, it is time for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Since 10 days, I am itching all over without any rashes. But when I scratch my skin gets damaged and red. Antihistamines only short term help no cure.

Itching: Try Amlactin lotion and aveeno oatmeal bath in case dry skinbut follow up with doctor/urgent care this weekend. May be allergy to latex or other environmental/food issue. May need allergy referral ...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

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Itching All Over (Definition)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more