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Itchy Skin Symptom
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
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 have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?
You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more
HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV ?
28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its 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
Severely itchy skin and no rash. Benedryl barely helps and lotion burns. Been without thyroid medicine for 4 weeks. Could this be a symptom?
Im female late 40s very fair & sensitive 3 yrs ago got a itchy skin rash only on my checks and neck . No other symptoms?
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