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Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?

Possibly: This sounds like it could be eczema, especially since you have a family history. I would have it checked by your primary provider. There are multiple treatments available. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am i seeing rash spread to hands and feet?

I hv allerg. Rxn to pcn that tk 6 days ago, went 2 er. Still vry itchy -skin is down from rash to hives-why am i seeing rash spread to hands and feet?

Cutaneous drug rxn.: Cutaneous drug reactions can last 2-6 weeks. Oral steroids can help, but do have significant risks. Avoid all penicillin antibiotics and use caution with cephalosporins due to 10% cross reactivity. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes,prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Well : Well this could be an internal problem like a liver disease or kidney disease or diabetes or parasites or a problem with your blood chemistry or even parasites.you can develop a rash from a product you've used for a long time like laundry soap shampoo soap's perfumes lotions. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Am taking 1000mg of metformin 2/day I took one a noon another at 7pm taking first one no problem but when I take second one I fill rash itchy body?

Am taking 1000mg of metformin 2/day  I took one a noon another at 7pm taking first one no problem but when I take second one I fill rash itchy body?

Space it out: It's only 7 hours apart, side effects can be more pronounced, and you're almost maxed out on dosing with metformin. BID means twice a day when awake, can be 10-12 hours apart, not just 7 hours. If you do space the dose out and still have the problem, stop the medicine and contact your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

I was wondering what's a good way to cure itchy skin like bumps/hives?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. Using an OTC cortisone, sparingly on bad areas may also help. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more