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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


Dr. John Despain Dr. Despain
Dermatology
33 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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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

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard Dr. Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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

Dr. William Simon Dr. Simon
Integrative Medicine
28 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Mara Fiorentino Dr. Fiorentino
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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Please explain what " formication" is and is there a remedy pill, cream or anything to relieve the itch, my wife is going insane with itchy legs, ?

Formication: Formication is a specific term used to describe the sensation of ants crawling in your skin, particularly in alcohol withdrawal, and it is caused by vitamin deficiency. In other occasions, it is referred as pruritus, which indicates itching or need for scratching the skin. The best is to consult a dermatologist and a general doctor to diagnose and treat appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Kornfeld Dr. Kornfeld
Podiatry
37 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Duane Gels Dr. Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Urgent!!! itchy legs and irritated by dirt while running. When I run or excersize I get itchy legs and irritatated by dirt easily around me? Help!

Urgent!!! itchy legs and irritated by dirt while running. When I run or excersize I get itchy legs and irritatated by dirt easily around me? Help!

Is it something else: There is such a thing as exercise induced urticaria (hives) and exercise induced anaphylaxis. Before these occur, patients describe a period of simple itching of the skin when exercising or running. Listen to your body; if break out in hives OR feel dizzy or woozy, stop, drink fluids and report to your provider or allergist. Note: sometimes only happens after eating certain foods! Crazy, huh? ...Read more

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