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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Well : Well this could be an internal problem like a liver disease or kidney disease or diabetes or parasites or a problem with your blood chemistry or even parasites.you can develop a rash from a product you've used for a long time like laundry soap shampoo soap's perfumes lotions. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Itchy skin bump/sore on neck with a thin "scratch" line running up/connecting to another sore on the back of head appx. 2½ins away.Bumps on body also.

Itchy skin bump/sore on neck with a thin "scratch" line running up/connecting to another sore on the back of head appx. 2½ins away.Bumps on body also.

Bumps w/ scratch lin: On arms and legs too? May be scabies for which Elimite (permethrin) is used (http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/treatment.html) or bedbugs, chiggers, ringworm. Sometime if there is infection as well give antibiotics. f/u/ w/ doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I've been having cramps on my lower left side, dizziness, nausea, intense itchy skin mainly with weather change &BAD head aches. What's wrong with me?

I've been having cramps on my lower left side, dizziness, nausea, intense itchy skin mainly with weather change &BAD head aches. What's wrong with me?

PMS vs. migraines?: Now, tell me....itchiness, lower left crampiness and such happening in the face of weather changes or are the headaches doing that? Do you have headaches with nausea and dizziness WITHOUT abdominal symptoms ever and do they occur with or before weather changes? If so, then, you may have an entity known as barometric headaches....treated relatively the same as migraines but they can be challenging. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up ? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up ? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more