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Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

TAPEWORM ITCH: Itching from tapeworms usually affect the anal (rectal) area. Sometimes the vaginal areas. Never a generalized itching. ...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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Is itching all over body symptom of labor?

Is itching all over body symptom of labor?

Rarely: Itching can be associated with pregnancy in the last trimester not labor. This usually passes shortly after delivery. If still itchy after delivery you can be treated with topical medications or even otc for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Severe adema, low white blood cell count and itching all over body, what can this be a sign of? Thank you.

Severe adema, low white blood cell count and itching all over body, what can this be a sign of? Thank you.

Viral?: If the problem has been present for less than 6 weeks, this is likely from a viral infection. If it lasts for more than 4-6 weeks, then the answer gets more complex. However if you have any breathing problem or fainting issues, you need to consult an allergist. Regardless, get your blood count repeated in a month to make sure this is not a permanent finding. ...Read more

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My 21yr old son has had itching all over his body for past 4 weeks. No other symptoms. No rash. What could it be?

My 21yr old son has had itching all over his body for past 4 weeks. No other symptoms. No rash. What could it be?

Many things: Liver disease, kidney disease, certain immunologic diseases, an array of hematologic diseases, cancers, endocrine disorders, medication reactions, and allergic reactions can cause an itch without a rash. Your son should see his doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago. Ever since then I have been itching all over my body. I don't have any other symptoms. Is this herpes?

I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago. Ever since then I have been itching all over my body. I don't have any other symptoms. Is this herpes?

Get Checked: It can be so many different things. It can be as simple as an allergy to some lubricant you used. It may not be even related to the episode. It may be all coincidental in timing. It can also be infections. My sincere advice is to see your gynecologist. ...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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Is itching all over your body a sign of cancer? Pain in right breast too

Is itching all over your body a sign of cancer? Pain in right breast too

Itching: I would think of more common causes of itching before I would think of cancer. See your primary care doc and find the cause. ...Read more

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Help- I've been bitten and itching all over body. What should I do?

By what?: It is hard to answer your question if you don't say what bit you? Do you mean you were bitten by bugs? You can apply calamine lotion and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help you with the itch? But finding the cause of your problem is the key. ...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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Itching all over body and sweating.?

Itching and Sweating: The causes of itching and sweating are many. Go to the following web site:
http://symptomchecker. Webmd. Com/multiple-symptoms? Symptoms=excessive-sweating%7citching-or-burning&symptomids=228%7c129&locations=66%7c68. ...Read more

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Could itching all over body be effect of ptl progesterone injection?

Could itching all over body be effect of ptl progesterone injection?

Systemic itching re.: One can have a systemic or total body itching response as an allergic response. The likely source of this response in compounded medicine is the preservative used to protect the medicine. ...Read more

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I have itching all over body during periods, what can I do for relief?

No easy answer: Periods are associated with the release of various chemicals. Itching is usually due to local causes, including allergy to certain sanitary napkins. First see your gynecologist to make sure there is no local correctable cause. Rarely females are allergic to their own female hormones (progesterone or estrogen). No local cause, see a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Itching: Find the cause of your itching, you body is trying to tell you something. You could have dry skin, so use a moisturizer daily but if you have an internal problem it needs to be checked, see your doctor for a check up, Drinking alcohol does not help ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more