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I have got really bad itching all over my body, I have taken overdoses in the past & now I'm worried my liver might be playing up!?

I have got really bad itching all over my body, I have taken overdoses in the past & now I'm worried my liver might be playing up!?

Hepatitis possible: Should have your liver function checked as hepatitis is a possibility in a patient with itching. ...Read more

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I have been itching all over my body with rashes could this be from anxtiey it started about 4 days ago & icant stop itching sign of liver problem?

I have been itching all over my body with rashes could this be from anxtiey it started about 4 days ago & icant stop itching sign of liver problem?

Itching: Itching (pruritus) can be caused by: skin conditions, internal/systemiic diseases, drug reactions, skin/topical irritant exposure; nerve disorders; and pregnancy. Yes, liver disease iis one cause. Anxiety can cause itching, but not likely whole body x weeks. If itching effects whole body, seek help. Call your doctor today and make an appointment, as this usually indicates a systemic process. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 6 wks pregnant and feeling itching all over my body I read it means something wrong with liver bile is it true I'm worry about my baby?

Hi I'm 6 wks pregnant and feeling itching all over my body I read it means something wrong with liver bile is it true I'm worry about my baby?

Yes and no: Itching is not an uncommon problem with pregnancy and believed to be partly from the bile issue you mentioned related to hormonal changes. However there may some unknown mechanism involved as well. Antihistamine does not work well but worth a try. Be sure to apply moisturizer after bathing. Try OTC Gold Bond anti-itch or TriCalm. This does not impact the baby. Talk to OB also. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of liver or kidney disease. Where would itching all over and metallic taste fall in the timeline between normal to disease?

What are the first symptoms of liver or kidney disease. Where would itching all over and metallic taste fall in the timeline between normal to disease?

Itching can be: Related to systemic disease. Liver disease can cause increased bilirubin which can lead to diffuse itching. Dysgeusia (or the metallic taste) can be caused by a lot of things, including medications and different disease processes. I would recommend you go see your primary care doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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I was in the hospital for four days a week ago for high liver enzymes. I am experiencing nausea and extreme itching all over my body what causes it?

I was in the hospital for four days a week ago for high liver enzymes. I am experiencing nausea and extreme itching all over my body what causes it?

Itching: When the bilirubin level is high the bile salts in the blood stream can cause itching. Nausea may be related to the illness and underlying cause of your problem. ...Read more

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Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

General itchiness: With limited information and not able to see of you and your boyfriend have skin rashes or how it looks like, we could not give you specific advise. It seems that both of you have been scratching really bad that it leaves scar. Itching by itself does not leave scar. You should come see a local doctor to be evaluated and treated. Either an allergist or a dermatologist would be able to help you. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?

My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?

? Acute urticaria: Or just dry skin during winter, common. Bathe him with a cream soap before he goes to bed, pat his skin dry, apply a moisturizer right away to trap the moisture, and use OTC children's antihistaminic, read the labels carefully for proper dosing, if no improvement, see his doctor ...Read more

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?

Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?

See dermatologist: If the itching is so bothersome, you should consult a dermatologist since dry skin is apparently not the issue. The itch pathway is far more complex than we had thought and no longer just a matter of histaminic action. (I assume you have tried antihistamine already. If not, you may give it a try). ...Read more

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Please help me I have had itchy skin for 20 years and it is so bad now I am going crazy. When this all started I was diognosed with lupous and then a coulple years later liver and then that didn't pan out they just gave me cream. The itching is accross

Please help me I have had itchy skin for 20 years and it is so bad now I am going crazy. When this all started I was diognosed with lupous and then a coulple years later liver and then that didn't pan out they just gave me cream. The itching is accross

I: I am so sorry to hear about your struggle with your skin. Since this has been going on for twenty years, if I recommend something that has been done or tried please forgive me. You need a complete allergy panel specifically for the area you live in. You should request skin and blood allergy testing. Have you tried Atarax (hydroxyzine) pills for itching? How about steroid injections every three months. Acupuncture? Acupressure? A daily anti-histamine won't hurt. Also consider cutting out gluten and monitor for any improvement.
I hope you find relief soon. ...Read more

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I'm itching all over!?

I'm itching all over!?

Itching: They causes are numerous, use a moisturizer if your skin is dry and if not, see your doctor for a proper work up. ...Read more

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Why am I itching all over?

Itch: You don't really give us much to go with here. If the itch just started, maybe it is a reaction to something. If it is for more than 2-3 days, get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have itching all over my body?

I have itching all over my body?

? systemic problem: Itching all over the body without rash could be a sign of any one of many systemic diseases. Please see a good primary care doctor or internist for evaluation. Trying to list all possible causes to you would just be guessing and get you more worried. Good luck:) ...Read more

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I'm itching all over what to do?

Generalized itch: Step one, stop all medications and suppliments (ask your md before stopping any prescription meds) step two: stop all chemical exposures to topical lotions ; creams, and get a new non-fragranced body soap and change to an unfragranced detergent (all-free etc.) avoid dryer sheets of softeners as well. It this does not help, see a pcp or and allergist. ...Read more

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Itching all over due to no cause?

Itching all over due to no cause?

Try a few things: Take a quick shower, then apply a topical moisturizer lotion (lightly to everywhere that is itchy). This may resolve the issue, which then was likely dry skin. If not, over-the-counter antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, similar) and get checked at an Urgent Care to be certain nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Generalise itching all over the body?

Generalise itching all over the body?

Multiple causes: Generalized itching all over body may be due to multiple causes- liver or gallbladder disease, a medication side effect, an allergy, or a bug/ mite infestation just to name a few. Try an oral antihistamine to relieve itch but see a doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Why do I have itching all over my body?

Itchy: Itching may sometime be a sign of a more serious illness. Check with your internist, or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I took amichillin Now itching all over?

I took amichillin Now itching all over?

Allergic reaction: You should seek medical assistance at your local GP. This could be an allergic reaction; medication side effect or progression of your presenting illness for what you have received treatment. Most important though lets exclude and manage the allergic reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Itching All Over (Definition)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more