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I've had a mild itching all over my body. First one place then another. I've recently started taking Biotin in the morning & B12 in the evening. Could?

I've had a mild itching all over my body. First one place then another. I've recently started taking Biotin in the morning & B12 in the evening. Could?

Stop taking: If you suspect that either Biotin or B12 might have caused the itching, you need to stop taking them for at least a week to see if that makes a difference. Dry skin is also a common issue at your age and may be helped by applying a moisturizer on the body within 3 minutes after bathing on a regular basis. If neither is the issue, see your doctor ...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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Can hypochondria cause chronic pruritus? it feels like a mild itch all over, mostly on face. blood exams and scans are normal! I had chronic anxiety

Can hypochondria cause chronic pruritus? it feels like a mild itch all over, mostly on face. blood exams and scans are normal! I had chronic anxiety

Anxiety?: I see that you wonder if your itching is caused by chronic anxiety. Yes, that is a POSSIBILITY, especially if your MD has told you nothing is wrong physically. You can visit a mental health professional who can teach you some ways to cope w/anxiety such as clinical hypnosis (www.asch.net) or relaxation training. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a frequent but mild itch all over my back and neck with no apparent cause.Any clue?

I have a frequent but mild itch all over my back and neck with no apparent cause.Any clue?

Atopic eczema: Dry skin or atopic eczema is the likely source of your trouble. Using a skin cream (not lotion) within 5 minutes of washing and using a detergent that is hypoallergenic may get rid of it. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of this mild itching sensation all over my body?

What could be the cause of this mild itching sensation all over my body?

Pruritis: I would encourage you to go to your physician for an exam. The first thing to do is to examine your skin to find a cause like dry skin, skin conditions, or reactions. If none can be found, a systemic cause could be causing the itching. Several lab studies to look for diabetes, liver disease, kidney or liver disease, and even lymphoma when a patient has weight loss and night sweats with itching. ...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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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?

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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What does having itching all over signify?

Itching: Because the causes of widespread itching can vary from lots of benign things to some very bad things you should really see a doctor. Most causes are benign though. ...Read more

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I am now itching all over, what could this be?

I am now itching all over, what could this be?

Lots of Things: Itchy skin without rash can be caused by many things from dry skin to allergies to liver disease. You should see your doctor to discuss this further. ...Read more

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What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

Many causes : Need to see a dermatologist to help diagnosis your diffuse itch it could be from either internal or external causes. ...Read more

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Im itching all over my body what is causing that?

Im itching all over my body what is causing that?

Cirrhosis...: ...Is one possibility, though there are many others. Need more info. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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