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Extremely Itchy Skin All Over
I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?
Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more
My 86 year old father is suffering from extremely itchy skin, mostly at night when things are quiet and he's ready for sleep . What is this?
Many possibilities: Itching is typically worse at night, because during the day your mind is on more important things. At night when you go to bed and have nothing in particular to think about, your itching becomes worse. Possible causes are way too numerous to list here, but the first thing i would do is stop any non-essential medications. If the itching persists, your dad should see his doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more
5 weeks postpartum, extremely itchy skin since delivery. My sister had a c-section on 15 January 2016. Medicine, lotion nothing is working.
Unclear: It is unclear if you are itching or if you are referring to your sister having itching after a c section. 5 weeks after delivery the effects of pregnancy should be resolving. I would schedule a visit with a dermatologist and have them evaluate your skin to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?
Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have extremely itchy skin can't sleep at night at all really small spots mostly on my back stomach near my vagina and thighs i honestly don't know nei?
Night itching: You may have an infestation of itch mite. They usually are very active at night and cause intense itching at night. See your doctor or dermatologist for special prescriptions and help. Meanwhile try painting tincture of iodine all over spotted area and repeat three times per night. ...Read more
How do I get rid of an unexplained and extremely itchy skin rash? I have tried bathing in lukewarm water and oats, benadryl, and using triamincolone cream, although the cream is left over from an old case of poison ivy and is out of date (i have not spent
This : This is a bit tricky to answer without a picture and more clinical information. I doubt it was from the blood draw. This time of year it could be many things including a medication reaction, eczema, a viral exanthem, psoriasis, dry skin from low humidity, and many others. Perhaps a visit to a dermatologist would be helpful for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more
Tapeworm Side Effect: Reading through the list of symptoms, you'll understand why the signs of a tapeworm infection are often misdiagnosed. You are your own best advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment. Abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, malnutrition, muscle weakness, neurological damage, seizures, weight loss, tapeworm segments on clothes or in feces. ...Read more
Itchy skin all over looks like little bites. I'm not sure what kind but I can't stop scratching them. It's been over a week and keeps increasing daily?
About a thousand thi: See a dermatologist. Do not experiment with pills. This is often a sign of something you need to find and treat. Need complete history and exam, probably lab. Maybe xrays and maybe biopsies. Bring all meds and supplements or herbs. Bring copies of previous blood test an xrays. ...Read more
Itchy skin, no rash: Several possibilities, dry skin would be the most common, although this should be for a reason too, especially at your age, you need to see a dermatologist for evaluation, meanwhile, practice some simple skin care techniques, like bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after bathing, hydrate yourself well, avoid prolonged sun/cold exposures, etc.. Good luck ...Read more
Well : Well this could be an internal problem like a liver disease or kidney disease or diabetes or parasites or a problem with your blood chemistry or even parasites.you can develop a rash from a product you've used for a long time like laundry soap shampoo soap's perfumes lotions. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more
AED: Trileptal anti-epileptic drug. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is not common, but seek immediate medical attention if it happens. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: fever, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/lymph nodes), joint/muscle pain, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Rec. See you doctor for evaluation and blood sodium level. ...Read more