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Itchy Body Symptoms
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
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
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?
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?
College student diagnosed with mono by monospot. No symptoms but swollen lymph nodes now itchy body all over? CBC showed slightly decreased platelet
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm female late 40s very fair & sensitive 3 yrs ago got an itchy skin rash only on my checks and neck. No other symptoms?
May be eczema: Or allergic rash: you must be examined and reated. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.
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
I have dry very itchy skin the are like bubbles pus comes out of it when i pop them what could it be? It is all over my body except my face.
What is it?: It is the kind of eruption that simply cannot be diagnosed on the internet. See your friendly dermatologist! ...Read more
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
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?
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
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.
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