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Itching All Over Body But Not On Legs
Every night I experience this crazy itching all over my body, arms legs, tingling sensation in feet, its weird, what may it be?
Start with allergist: Difficult to explain symptoms but if itching is major symptom then start with allergist - immunologist. ...Read more
I have had a severe itchness all over my body specially on my legs. No signs of swelling but redness is present due to constant scratching. Please help.
Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?
Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
3 week pregnant 28 y/o. Concerned about itching all over body. Gets worse in the evening. Started on feet and legs. Now on back neck and scalp.
I have had this random itching all over, on and off for about 4 years now. It will start in my legs and soon spread through my entire body. No rash.
Dry skin?: Since it sounds like a chronic issue and you don't mention skin changes, I'm inclined to think that you may have dry skin. Take short, cool showers (not warm, but cool) and be in and out. Pat yourself dry with towel leaving some water on body. Apply lotion over that to trap water in. If not improving, post a reply on this. ...Read more
I've noticed I've been itching all over my body. It is mostly my scalp and the front of my legs. Any ideas what it may be from?
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
Does aspirin used externally on scalp against dandruff cause itching and rash all over the body (arms, legs, neck)?
First off: Why would you use Aspirin in such an unrecommended way? It's possible but please stop. ...Read more
I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?
Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
I am itching all over my hands and legs and sometimes all over no irritation or rash on the skin?
It is irritation: Irritation is usually the reason we itch. Were you doing something when this started, does it happen after you start something, it could be caused by your detergent and many other reasons. There is not enough information in your question to reach a proper conclusion. Please consult your primary care physician or dermatologist to make sure there are no pertinent underlying causes. ...Read more
Started taking topamax (topiramate) two weeks ago. One side effect is itching, all over but mostly arms and legs. Is this likely to go away soon?
Side effects: Topamax (topiramate) can cause an allergic reaction but it is less comparing to other seizure medications, the other side effects is tingling of both fingers and toes as it works on calcium channels, this is a transient and short lasting adverse effect and it can be lessen by taking potassium-rich food. ...Read more
My left calf was feeling extremely itchy (experienced itching all over legs) now I have a reddish bruise on my left calf which is tender. Dangerous?
I Have this severe itching all over the legs and private parts. Mostly its occurs on night. This causes bruises over my legs. Please help?
I have no rash or allergies and I'm itching all over. Mainly on my neck, back, stomach and legs. Its going on 3 days now. What could be causing it?
Itching all over with no rash, scalp, arms, hands, legs, everything itch what could be going on. About 4 days now, hoping its not lymphoma?
Itching: Many things can cause itching. While it is possible for lymphoma to be the culprit, it is not the first thing that jumps to my mind. Allergic reactions, medications, iron deficiency, liver or kidney disease, and psychological problems are much more likely causes. Lymphoma usually causes unexplained fever and weight loss, drenching night sweats, and swollen lymph glands. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
35 weeks pregnant, itching all over, arms, face, back, neck, vagina, legs and feet. Haven't come in contact with nothing allergic to. What to do?
Get checked: Could be a variety of things. Need to see the rash if any and examine you. ...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
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
I have flu like symptoms and am itchy all over my legs. So much so, im bleeding from itching. Can this just be really bad allergies?
Itching and a cold: It is not unusual to see itching and rashes, such as hives, in association with viral infections. This is thought to be due to the transient development of circulating immune complexes, an amalgam of antibodies and viral particles which form as the body fights back and clears the infection. These complexes can trigger the release of chemicals, such as histamine, causing itching, not an allergy. ...Read more
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
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
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
Random itching all over body! I am not taking any medication! No rashes....seems normal....but once I scratch I see rashes?
Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the trigger. Try Antihistamines. ...Read more
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?
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