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Intermittent Itching All Over
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
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
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
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
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
ITCHING ALL OVER: How long have you been itching all over? Do you take any medications? Is the itch all below the waist, or does it also itch on your face and scalp. Anybody else in your family or your friends itch? Do you have a cat or dog? Have you changed your soap or laundry detergent? If it persists, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more
? Dry skin: Especially in winter, bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry, apply a moisturizer all over right away to trap the moisture in your skin, dress long sleeves and no shorts even indoors, OTC antihistaminic would help too after that, if that doesn't work, please visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more
Suddenly getting itching all over the body for a few min and after that I am not feeling anything link that. Having this problem for few days.?
Depends: Medication (if taking), food, chemical exposure, exposure to bugs/flea/mites can do it. Round worm infestation can present that way. ...Read more
Been itching all over, only at night in bed. No marks. Tried everything for dustmites, no luck. I'm not sure if that was it. What else could it be?
Many possibilities: There can be many causes of generalized it. The answer could be as simple as dry skin but a wide variety of other causes exists. They include thyroid abnormalities, liver dysfunction, kidney failure, iron deficiency anemia, and allergies in addition to other causes. I would recommend seeing your primary doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Itching: During cold weather, skin is prone to dry out. This is the most common cause of generalized itching or pruritus. Another common cause is use of softener sheets in the dryer. Try to investigate other causes like psychosomatic events, shampoo, soap, lotions, creams, clothing next to skin, medication taken orally or applied to the skin, sunscreen, insect repellents, etc. ...Read more
Have serious itching all over my body and I take priton and it only relieves me for two days only. What can I do?
Generalized Itching: Generalized pruritus may be classified into the following categories on the basis of the underlying causative disease: renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic generalized pruritus. ...Read more
I have itching all over entire body, tons of bumps appear and then go away within 30 minutes before appearing elsewhere, what can I do for relief?
Hives: Sounds like hives (urticaria). First step in treating hives is antihistamines. ...Read more
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
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
Try a few things: Take a quick shower, then apply a topical moisturizer lotion (lightly to everywhere that is itchy). This may resolve the issue, which then was likely dry skin. If not, over-the-counter antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, similar) and get checked at an Urgent Care to be certain nothing else going on. ...Read more
Cirrhosis...: ...Is one possibility, though there are many others. Need more info. ...Read more