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Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Difficult to tell: This sounds as if you might have a viral infection, but that is just speculation. Doctors need detailed history, physical exams and some testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Strongly suggest you see a doctor if this continues, make sure you are not becoming dehydrated because of inability to hold things down. Can thing of several explanations, but need a detailed exam to be sure. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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


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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read it's a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read it's a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months(home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

Rheumatologist : Can definitely help with such symptoms and a positive ANA, further blood work after careful history and physical examination, would help establish a working diagnosis ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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These are a few of my symptoms for the last 3 months, body rash including itchy skin, tachycardia, afib, flushed hot feeling running through blood, muscle aches, diarrhea and tenderness below breast bone. What could it be?

These are a few of my symptoms for the last 3 months, body rash including itchy skin, tachycardia, afib, flushed hot feeling running through blood, muscle aches, diarrhea and tenderness below breast bone. What could it be?

Too many to ananlyze: When a wide range of symptoms, affecting more than one body area occur, endocrine or neurological issues come to mind. I would recommend an internist or an endocrinologist evaluation. ...Read more

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What can you do for your itchy body/?

What can you do for your itchy body/?

Treat the Cause!: Generalized itching has many causes. If you want longterm relief see a physician and be evaluated. Skin issues like dry skin, but also internal diseases like of the liver or kidney may cause this. Finding the cause determines the treatment. Treatments include medications, like antihistamines (diphenhydramine, wet- dressings, cool baths/showers, light therapy, and otc or rx anti-itch products. ...Read more

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Why do I have a really itchy body but it gets more itchy in the night?

Why do I have a really itchy body but it gets more itchy in the night?

Pruritus: Pruritus is often a symptom of many skin diseases. Some of these are included in the following list.

Allergic contact dermatitis, dry skin, urticaria, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, folliculitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, lichen simplex, lichen planus, bullous pemphigoid, lice, scabies, miliaria, sunburn, pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Whole body very itchy, skin isn't dry, showers don't help. Please suggest?

Skin examination: There are several causes of itching of the skin which should be evaluated by your dermatologist. These range from allergies and sensitivites to lymphoma. Persistent pruritus not relieved by moisturizing and proper bathing and cleansing should always be evaluated professionally. ...Read more

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What could be the problem of an itchy body.started at the bartocks, legs and hands?

What could be the problem of an itchy body.started at the bartocks, legs and hands?

See dermatologist: Itchy skin is so nonspecific and has so many causes that it is better to see a dermatologist for this. A common cause is irritation from dry skin, especially in the winter. One starting point is to use a mild cleanser like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to wash with in the shower and then use Cetaphil Cream after the shower. ...Read more

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

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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What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia

Eczema skin products: Dry skin usually improves if using sorbolene or aqueous cream instead of soap and having short cool-warm showers instead of long hot showers or baths. Using a moisturiser helps too. Some products labelled 'mild' or 'hypoallergenic' can irritate sensitive skin; try products used for eczema such as QV, Cetaphil, Dermeze or Alpha keri products and check back with your GP if the itching persists. ...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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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "Dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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I have small non itchy skin colored bumps on most of my body, what could it be?

Can be: A visit to a dermatologist to discuss your symptoms in more detail as well as getting a good physical exam is key for you. ...Read more

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Is eczema cause of itchy skin all over the body or just the affected(infected) area?

Is eczema cause of itchy skin all over the body or just the affected(infected) area?

Eczema and itch: Eczema usually starts on dry skin. Patches of eczema usually itch more intensely but dry skin over the body can be itchy as well. ...Read more

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Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread every day?

Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread every day?

Itchy skin: 21F England: Had itchy skin all over my body last 5 months developed red spots which spread every day? ANS: need picture and more on meds and other illnesses and what kind of work you do. Happy do 2nd opinion to get more information and help. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood changes, agitation, restlessness and anxiety. Duration can vary. You mention only itchy skin. Are you experiencing any other symptoms? Itching
can be a sign of resultant anxiety and discomfort from stopping medication. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

Have thyroid checked: Have you had your thyroid function checked? You should talk to your doctor and rule out any medical conditions that could be making your dry skin worse. ...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

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I have itchy skin all over my body after I take a warm shower/ weather changes. I'm taking clartin every other day for months. What should I do?

Try moisturizing: Antihistamines typically don't help widespread itching unless you have been exposed to something to which you are allergic. Dry skin is notorious for causing itching, and can be exacerbated by hot showers or changes in weather. Try taking cooler showers and afterward liberally applying moisturizer while your skin is still damp. See a dermatologist or allergist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I was taking Thyronorm 50mcg for 2 years, last month switched to Levothyroxine 50mcg. After 4 weeks, I developed itchy skin rashes all over body. Why?

I was taking Thyronorm 50mcg for 2 years, last month switched to Levothyroxine 50mcg. After 4 weeks, I developed itchy skin rashes all over body. Why?

Allergic reaction to: Stick with your Brand name product! Most likely generic equivalent has inactive ingredient which caused you allergic reaction. Talk to your pharmacist. Take antihistamine as well. ...Read more

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What is the cause of an itchy body, with warts that have a clear liquid that are also itchy in the hands and feet? Is there a cure?

What is the cause of an itchy body, with warts that have a clear liquid that are also itchy in the hands and feet?  Is there a cure?

See a dermatologist: Warts generally don't itch, or have a clear liquid in them. This is something else. Acute fungal (tinea) skin infections can present this way, but don't occur real often on the hands (although it is possible). I suppose you could try an athlete's foot cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra, but if it doesn't get better within a week, it's not fungal and you should to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Small non itchy skin colored bumps on 10 months old baby's body. Is it due to dryness or related to teething? No new food was introduced.

Small non itchy skin colored bumps on 10 months old baby's body. Is it due to dryness or related to teething? No new food was introduced.

Not to teething: I would recommend visiting your child's doctor to evaluate this. Teething should not cause a rash on a remote part of the body. ...Read more