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Constant itchy legs once laying down at night?

Constant itchy legs once laying down at night?

Contact allergy?: Could be a reaction to something on your bed clothes or sheets. Some times changing fabric or laundry detergent can improve this kind of situation. If persists or gets severe would have an eval. Would be helpful to know if there is a rash involved too. ...Read more

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I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! is this true?

I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! is this true?

Rarely: Cancer is not a common reason to have itching on your kegs. Internet is not a good source of information about a common probelm which can have many many causes. I would advise you to see your family doctor for physical examination to determine why you have the itching probelm and offer you treatment. A skin specialist (dermatologist) can also be helpful if the problem continues unabated. ...Read more

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Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs .

Itchy legs and arms  with redness  and small bombs .

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itching: Many patients are sensitive to cold weather. It can cause spasm of blood flow to the skin resulting in itching. It can also cause dry skin which also causes itching. Use a good emollient and keep your extremities warm with appropriate shoes and gloves. ...Read more

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I have very itchy legs, what to do?

I have very itchy legs, what to do?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy legs after waking up from bed or after shower.?

Very itchy legs after waking up from bed or after shower.?

Xerosis: Derms use odd words, but this is due to dryness. Simply use a moisturizing cream after bathing each day and this will subside. ...Read more

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I get hot itchy legs mainly when i get into bed at night but sometimes in the day.

I get hot itchy legs mainly when i get into bed at night but sometimes in the day.

Restless leg syndrom: You might be describing restless leg syndrome. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191 for more info. Then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I  allergic?

Likely. : Or on the verge. Testing is tough to do and hard to interpret. For safety find a new antibiotic. ...Read more

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Itchy legs no rash

Itchy legs no rash

Details: Are you looking for a diagnosis, a referral, or a treatment? Please provide more details in your question. ...Read more

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What could cause severely itchy legs at bedtime ? Only bedtime and only the legs. Not bed bugs husband has no itch.

What could cause severely itchy legs at bedtime ? Only bedtime and only the legs. Not bed bugs husband has no itch.

Skin lesions present: If you do not have any skin lesions present you may just have dry skin on your legs. This is very common especially in the winter. Do not use any type of soap on your legs. Before you go to bed apply a moisturizer that is a cream or an ointmentand in the morning apply a lotion. Keep your showers short and don't use hot water. Never shower more than once a day and if possible skip a day. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! and why do they happen?

What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! and why do they happen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.

What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.

Quite low: Statistically about 3% and that figure may be on the high side. The described symptoms could be due to a dermatological condition, and less likely a peripheral nerve problem and very unlikely to represent multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy legs but no rash for 5 months. I tried different meds / creams but nothing helps. I have not done anything different from before. ?

I have itchy legs but no rash for 5 months. I tried different meds / creams but nothing helps.  I have not done anything different from before. ?

Maybe allergic: You can develop new allergies with age. Some people with similar symptoms get good relief with an oral antihistamine such as loratadine. Simple measures you've tried haven't worked, so you should get this checked out. ...Read more

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Very itchy legs after shaving. not razor burn and doesnt show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. no allergies, what could it be ?

Very itchy legs after shaving. not razor burn and doesnt show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. no allergies, what could it be ?

DRY SKIN: Sounds like either you are allergic to the shaving cream/soap you are using or your skin is "drying out" from constant shaving. Try changing to a hypo-allergenic shaving Cream and/or using a moisturizer (eg: "Curel") Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had itchy legs for a while now, it only comes on on the evening. My thighs have got bruises on them from scatched but no dry skin.

I have had itchy legs for a while now, it only comes on on the evening.  My thighs have got bruises on them from scatched but no dry skin.

Pruritis (Itchiness): Pruritis (itchiness) can be a symptom of internal abnormalities as well as skin problems. I recommend a thorough evaluation and blood work by your physician. ...Read more

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L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when i do itch them, also i have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?

L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when i do itch them, also i have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?

Itchy legs: The itchy legs could be dry skin, allergies especially to common things like dairy, eczema is many times related to allergies as well. Nutritionally FFAs like evening primrose can help. Also an OTC allergy pill and moisturizers. Low back issues can cause leg problems like pain, tingling and numbness but not usually itching. Circulation problems could also be a cause of the itching. ...Read more