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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I get itching all over my body when I get anxious. Is that weird?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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I get itching all over my body when I get anxious. Is that weird?

No: Every person handles stress/anxiety differently and your symptoms are not weird. Others vomit, get abdominal pain or even pass out. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Why do I have itching all over my body?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Itchy: Itching may sometime be a sign of a more serious illness. Check with your internist, or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
48 years in practice
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I have itching all over my body?

Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
48 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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Im itching all over my body what is causing that?

Dr. Michael Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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Cirrhosis...: ...Is one possibility, though there are many others. Need more info. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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Why am I itching all over my body, and what can I do about it?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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Why am I itching all over my body, and what can I do about it?

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

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

Many causes : Need to see a dermatologist to help diagnosis your diffuse itch it could be from either internal or external causes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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I have severe itching all over my body?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Dry skin: The most common cause is dry skin especially during the winter and dry months. Avoid all scented soap and apply a good skin moisturizer within minutes after bathing. If these measures failed, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
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I have severe itching all over my body?

Dr. Harry Greenberg
Board Certified, Dermatology
22 years in practice
290K people helped
I have severe itching all over my body?

Itching require eval: Itching can be caused by something external or internal. Dry skin, eczema, bug bites ; other infestations can lead to itching; but so too can liver, thyroid and kidney disease. Best to see a physician and get a proper work up including appropriate lab work! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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Have serious itching all over my body and i take priton and it only relieves me for two days only. What can I do?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped

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

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

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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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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