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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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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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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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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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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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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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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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