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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

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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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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I came back from Argentina 30 days ago & have not felt the same Got over pneumonia after trip. Now can't stop itching all over body for days what isit?

I came back from Argentina 30 days ago & have not felt the same Got over pneumonia after trip. Now can't stop itching all over body for days what isit?

Scabies/mites/bedbug: Could be a parasite or after effects of antibiotic taken for pneumonia, see a dermatologist if a rash or doesn't go away, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for now 25 -50 twice a day, wash all clothes involved, maybe a food allergy? ...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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Itching all over past 2 days. Won't stop. No rash welts bites nothing. Live with my 4yr old son. He is not itchy. Any idea?

Itching all over past 2 days. Won't stop. No rash welts bites nothing. Live with my 4yr old son. He is not itchy. Any idea?

Itching no rash: Commonest cause of itching without rash is dry skin.Other is scabies which is ccaused by a mite which buries under the skin and causes intense itching
other rare causes are liver and kidney diseases
you can consult your family doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause. ...Read more

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After 10 days of taking an antibiotic I began itching all over my body. How long till it stops after I stop taking the antibiotic?

After 10 days of taking an antibiotic I began itching all over my body. How long till it stops after I stop taking the antibiotic?

See your doctor: Delayed allergic reactions to drugs are usually self-limiting and only last for a few days after the drug is discontinued. An antihistamine may be recommended by your doctor to decrease itching. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Took multimineral 3 days, now itching all over last couple days. Allergic? Does this mean I have bad kidneys? What should I do besides stop them?

Took multimineral 3 days, now itching all over last couple days. Allergic? Does this mean I have bad kidneys? What should I do besides stop them?

You must stop: Did any doctor advise that you need to take these minerals due to a deficiency? If yes, talk to the doctor now. If no, stop them altogether since they may actually be harmful when taken in excess. Whether these are the actual culprits or not cannot be determined at this time although metal allergy has been linked to systemic contact dermatitis. ...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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My body has been itching all over from head, to stomach to legs and more for the past 4 days - non stop. What can I do to relieve the itch?

My body has been itching all over from head, to stomach to legs and more for the past 4 days - non stop. What can I do to relieve the itch?

Antihistamines: As an allergist I'm seeing A LOT of these types of symptoms with my patients. Antihistamines, or allergy medications, can help. I recommend OTC options like Allegra 180mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg, taken together, even twice daily. This may seem like a lot, but I find that such significant itching needs higher doses. I'd try this and talk to your primary care MD re: an allergist referral. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm itching all over!?

I'm itching all over!?

Itching: They causes are numerous, use a moisturizer if your skin is dry and if not, see your doctor for a proper work up. ...Read more

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Why am I itching all over?

Itch: You don't really give us much to go with here. If the itch just started, maybe it is a reaction to something. If it is for more than 2-3 days, get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Been itching all over for the passed month and a half, it's random. Sometimes I don't itch. Then I itch again all over especially when I go to bed?

See a dermatologist: You should be evaluated in an effort to define the cause of itch. There are so many possible causes that a thorough evaluation by a skin pro is very important for you. ...Read more

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Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there any thing natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for life time. Ty?

Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there any thing natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for life time. Ty?

Depends: It depends on the cause for the itching. It this has been present for just a day, it is likely a transient issue and not a lifetime one. Cooled lotion, menthol topically may help. Until you know what the cause is, it is difficult to give you an answer. ...Read more

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I have itching all over my body?

I have itching all over my body?

? systemic problem: Itching all over the body without rash could be a sign of any one of many systemic diseases. Please see a good primary care doctor or internist for evaluation. Trying to list all possible causes to you would just be guessing and get you more worried. Good luck:) ...Read more

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I'm itching all over what to do?

I'm itching all over what to do?

Generalized itch: Step one, stop all medications and suppliments (ask your md before stopping any prescription meds) step two: stop all chemical exposures to topical lotions ; creams, and get a new non-fragranced body soap and change to an unfragranced detergent (all-free etc.) avoid dryer sheets of softeners as well. It this does not help, see a pcp or and allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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