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Chronic generalised itchy skin, weight loss, Lumps under arms, Swollen stomach, Pale or jaundice, Chronic sweats?

Chronic generalised itchy skin, weight loss, Lumps under arms, Swollen stomach, Pale or jaundice, Chronic sweats?

See a Dr. In person: You definitely sound like you need to have an in-person visit with your physician for a physical and lab tests. Don't put it off, do it today. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss?

Burning pain in back and right side after eating itchy skin muscle loss weight loss?

OK. ....: I presume you have given us a list of symptoms & I'll insert some commas! Hearing about itchy skin, muscle loss & weight loss all make me think of potential liver disease. It's possible the liver or gall bladder would be involved with right sided pain after eating. In any event, this requires physician evaluation to carefully sort through these multiple symptoms. Make an appointment today! ...Read more

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Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Candida: It could be candida or it could be something else. Please see your doctor as soon as you can get in.
If you have to wait to long for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency Room and they will help you. ...Read more

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Headaches, itchy skin, numbness in arms, runny nose, couching, sneezing, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausua for about 2 months. Help?

Headaches, itchy skin, numbness in arms, runny nose, couching, sneezing, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausua for about 2 months. Help?

See a doctor: If you have been ill with this complex of symptoms for two months you need to see a doctor in the very near future. Need a full history, physical exam and probably some imaging studies and lab tests for a clear assessment of what is going on. Please see somebody soon and get better. ...Read more

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Which parasite is linked with loss of hair, itchy skin, indigestion and increasing waistline?

Which parasite is linked with loss of hair, itchy skin, indigestion and increasing waistline?

No parasite, but: This very subjective nonspecific list of symptoms commonly go with hypothyroidism. See your family doctor for a complete physical and a few tests if you feel things are not quite right. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

What can cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

Many things: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can various medications and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm a 44yr. Old female. I haven't had a period in 6 mths. Just brown discharge. I have IBS and edema with hair loss and itchy skin. What could be causi?

I'm a 44yr. Old female. I haven't had a period in 6 mths. Just brown discharge. I have IBS and edema with hair loss and itchy skin. What could be causi?

Peri menopause?: Are you taking any hormone or anti hormone therapy? If so, the medication might be responsible. If not, then you may be perimenopausal. You should discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist gynecologist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could syphilis cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

Could syphilis cause hair loss and muscle ache and itchy skin and produce rash?

Yes: Here's your best approach. Lab testing for syphilis is reliable; get tested and if you need to be treated, accept treatment, which is usually easy. If the hair loss, aches, and rash persist, get with a good dermatologist / rheumatologist and see whether you perhaps have discoid lupus, vasculitis syndromes, and/or one of the other "connective tissue diseases" also. Keep up you proactive approach. ...Read more

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I have loss of muscle I have burning pains in my back stomach and legs itchy skin burning throat mucousy stools rashes appearing on body any ideas plz?

I have loss of muscle I have burning pains in my back stomach and legs itchy skin burning throat mucousy stools rashes appearing on body any ideas plz?

See a doctor: You describe so many symptoms that it very difficult to tell what is going on, especially without some type of time frame (i.e. How long these symptoms have been going on?) Rashes appearing on your body could be a sign of a serious reaction to something. You should be evaluated by a doctor. Seeing a rash is usually the most important diagnostic technique. ...Read more

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R flank pain, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, decreased appetite and weight, no fever, dry eyes, fast <3 beat, fatigue, hurts while urinating. Help?

R flank pain, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, decreased appetite and weight, no fever, dry eyes, fast <3 beat, fatigue, hurts while urinating. Help?

See answer: Most common "urological" cause of your symptoms would be either a urinary tract infection requiring appropriate antibiotic (s) or a kidney/ureteral stone. Urinalysis, urine culture, and possible CT scan imaging and blood tests indicated to help confirm the diagnosis or suggest another cause and guide treatment. Recommend you see an MD as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! See a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more

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For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch hazel for relief. If you are still out of control see a doctor since it may mean you have anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

Dryness: First be sure the skin is not irritated by harsh products. Use a good moisturizing cream after bathing. If persists get evaluated for medical problems that cause itch. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

Itchy skin.: Moisturize after your bath or shower. Don't make water to hot. Also creams a better in the winter if you have very dry skin. I you have other symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more

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I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

Allergy: This could represent allergic reaction to food, medication, infection or external reaction. A careful history and exam are necessary to offer approriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for red itchy skin?

Neck rash: Make sure you are not allergic to skin care products, hair products or nickle. Use fragrance free products only. Try otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Same as weekends: Depends on the reason for itch. There are thousands of different causes. If it is significant, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

Hydrocortisone: Any of the many otc Hydrocortisone creams available at drugstores will often control that sort of itching. If it doesn't, you might be allergic to some component of the wax you are using, and you will need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more