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I suffer from itching all over the body sometimes.Not daily.It increases as i scratch more.I am unable to find the reason for it.Pls suggest remedy?

I suffer from itching all over the body sometimes.Not daily.It increases as i scratch more.I am unable to find the reason for it.Pls suggest remedy?

Cold air=dryness : Itching is often due to dryness . The skin loses some of its protective barrier and causes you to scratch. Use mild soaps or cleansers..Use frequent creams or ointments (preferably with no fragrance ) & after bathing. You should be successful controlling this problem.You could take Claritin (loratadine) or allegra(chk labels) if no better after 1-2weeks, see your dr. ...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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I'm 50 yrs, and in last 2 weeks my body is itching all over; [only change..took l-arginine diet supplement recently]. Any OTC remedy for the itching?

I'm 50 yrs, and in last 2 weeks my body is itching all over; [only change..took l-arginine diet supplement recently]. Any OTC remedy for the itching?

PRURITIS : PRURITIS excess histamine production to an allergen . Stop l-arginine . Start Zyrtec to block H1 receptor and Zantac (ranitidine) to block H2 receptor . If symptoms persist or worsen seek prompt attention. ...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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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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Went to ER swelling severe pain upper left adomen prutriding from ribs. They gastroentis got home one day later itching all over now blisters on abdom?

Went to ER swelling severe pain upper left adomen prutriding from ribs. They gastroentis got home one day later itching all over now blisters on abdom?

Shingles?: If the blisters do not cross the midline of the body, they are likely from zoster. See your doctor to get some anti-viral medication asap to hasten your recovery. Get vaccinated with zostivax bout a year from now. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week.  It itches too.  Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself.  There isn't a knot or anything like that.  My eye itself isn't red or

This : This is not time for a home remedy, you have already waited too long to get the situation evaluated by your physician. I suggest contacting your physician immediately for an evaluation. You run the ultimate risk of losing eyesight in that eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more