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I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

Alcohol: Not likely. Depending on how much you drink, you need to talk to your doctor about doing blood work to check on your liver. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? And Treatment?

What is the name of the condition of an allergic reaction causing itchy skin without rash that worsens with increased temperature? And Treatment?

Urticaria?: Urticaria (aka Hives) is an itchy rash that worsens with heat and other factors like stress, alcohol, exercise, etc, however it almost always has a visible rash (red, raised whelps on skin). Cholinergic urticaria specifically gets worse with heat and stress, but is smaller bumps on skin (again, a rash). not sure what you mean by itchy skin with no rash ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months (home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

Still scabies: If you were treated forvscabies. The medicine can clear the infection but the inflammation will require several days for the skin to return to normal. During this phase a prescription topical steroid is useful. Also check for any other possible sources such as pets. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to clothing 3 wks ago, skin has red itchy rash. Taking antihistamine and using calamine to calm but its still there and v dry too?

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Allergic reaction to clothing 3 wks ago, skin has red itchy rash. Taking antihistamine and using calamine to calm but its still there and v dry too?

? contact allergy: Antihistamines and calamine won't help, rather moisturizing your skin, steroid creams OTC and good hydration, if that doesn't work, see your doctor ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy skin? Can you develop allergies overnight?

What can I do for itchy skin? Can you develop allergies overnight?

Not likely: Moisturizing can be helpful. Usually allergies do not cause itching all over unless you've come in contact with something. On OTC anti-histamine could help determine if it's an allergy, if the itching gets better when you take it. ...Read more

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Can you have contact allergies (itchy skin) from one cat and not another?

Possible, unlikely: Generally if a person is allergic to 1 cat, they will be allergic to all cats. This is in contrast to dogs, where there is some breed differences. The common cat allergens are proteins from the dander that are attached to the fur and in the saliva when fur is licked. There are allergenic proteins in the serum (blood) but likely less of an exposure.... ...Read more

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Unbearable itchy skin in certain weather, is this allergies or something else?

Unbearable itchy skin in certain weather, is this allergies or something else?

Dryness: Skin dryness can cause extreme itching. Try applying lositurizers 2x a day and no daily baths. ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have small itchy skin colored bumps started on may shoulder and neck and spread through the night and next day no allergies and very itchy what coul?

I have small itchy skin colored bumps started on may shoulder and neck and spread through the night and next day no allergies and very itchy what coul?

Pityriasis.: Sounds like pityriasis rosea. Hard to tell without more descriptons or photos, but often this rash follows skin lines and gives a christmas tree like appearance on the back. Benign - resolves in a few weeks without any residual effect. ...Read more

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Started 1 month ago itchy skin only when sleeping I have allergies and dry skin not taking medication and no rashes or bumps I train and work at a gym?

Started 1 month ago itchy skin only when sleeping I have allergies and dry skin not taking medication and no rashes or bumps I train and work at a gym?

Moisturizer: You may just have dry skin which can be helped by applying moisturizer on your skin within 3 mins after bathing and again about 12 hrs later +/- bathing. Avoid antibacterial and scented soap. If this still does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Happy to help.: There are a couple of possibilities. First, dermatographism is a condition where scratching or marking the skin causes hives. Second, hives can arise without scratching as well. Antihistamines like Zyrtec/Allegra can help. If this persists, I'd recommend seeing an allergist who can allergy test you and help determine if other conditions are present. ...Read more

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Ige level of 760, all other blood tests normal. Itchy skin and throat. Allergies or parasites? So worried and can't see allergist until next week.

Likely allergies: Parasitic infections in the us are much less likely than allergies as a cause for elevated ige levels (unless you have had recent travel outside the us, especially to a 3rd world country). The itchy skin and throat also are more likely allergic manifestations. In the absence of other symptoms, waiting a week to see an allergist should not be a risk. Www. Mainlineent. Com. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

Need evaluation: Diffuse itching of the body is called pruritis, and can be due to impairments of the liver and ducts draining the liver. A primary care doctor would be the best place to start, if you have yellowing of the skin, or of the whites of the eyes or pain under the right side of rib cage then see a gastroenterologist. If liver is fine, then see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?

Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?

Itchy rash: While itchy rashes can be from allergies, muscle aches, sore throat and pain are not commonly seen with allergies. Since diagnosing rashes is challenging without a picture, if a person takes a photo to show their doctor, it can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does a minor allergic reaction last like a minor itchy rash?? Without any medication??

How long does a minor allergic reaction last like a minor itchy rash?? Without any medication??

Depends: On the stimulus (allergen), the route, and the exposure duration, if ingested might take some time till eliminated, at any rate if it is minor as you described it should be only hours at the most ...Read more

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If taking apo - ROXITHROMYCIN 150mg for 3 days, developing an itchy skin and stopping on doctors advice, how long before the bad reaction stops?

If taking apo - ROXITHROMYCIN 150mg for 3 days, developing an itchy skin and stopping on doctors advice, how long before the bad reaction stops?

Varies: The duration of an allergic skin reaction varies from days to weeks. Antihistamines like benadryl (diphenhydramine) help and, in severe cases, corticosteroids are used but must be slowly tapered to avoid a rebound flare up. If there is no accompanying rash, the itching could be due to other factors like dry skin. Your physician is best qualified to advise you, however. ...Read more

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I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

Insect bites: If these are uncomplicated insect bites and not secondarily infected (surrounding redness), they should not cause headaches or pain and should heal in several more days. Have your physician examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood changes, agitation, restlessness and anxiety. Duration can vary. You mention only itchy skin. Are you experiencing any other symptoms? Itching
can be a sign of resultant anxiety and discomfort from stopping medication. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am having itchy skin at different locations and times if day? Thought it was an allergy or reaction to something taken benedryl? Something else?

I am having itchy skin at different locations and times if day? Thought it was an allergy or reaction to something taken benedryl? Something else?

Itchy skin: Depending on the rash, it sounds like hives, it may a drug reaction or unrelated. A detailed history is needs and your rash needs to be examined, if it is fleeting take pictures and see an allergist. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more