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My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

My husband itches all over really bad but there is no visible rash or cause. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What could it be?

Generalized Itch: A generalized itch without a rash can be due to something as minor as dry skin but also may signal an internal problem such as kidney problems, liver problems, iron deficiency, hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism or even some cancers. During the winter its best to limit length and temperature of showers, soap use and immediately apply a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Woke up with random moving itches all over my body including mouth. No rash. I took benidryl which didn't help much. What should I do? Causes?

Woke up with random moving itches all over my body including mouth. No rash. I took benidryl which didn't help much. What should I do? Causes?

See Dr. If persists: There are conditions from mild to serious, that can cause the skin to become itchy without a rash.
Sometimes an internal disease such as a thyroid problem, kidney disease, gallbladder, iron deficiency, allergy is causing your itching and you will need to manage this condition to relieve your symptoms. Moisturize dry skin, cool bath, oatmeal bath, Loratadine once a day, hydrocortisone cream. ...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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What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

Burning & Itching: You MAY have a food sensitivity or sensitivity/allergy to something else. Please see your doc for testing. Common allergens are soap, laundry detergent, cosmetics, pets, etc. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itching all over my body, no visible rash except when getting out of the shower, what is it?

Itching all over my body, no visible rash except when getting out of the shower, what is it?

See a dermatologist: Sometimes this is serious. There are many possible causes, some serious. You need a specialist with special knowledge about this. ...Read more

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What causes itching all over my body with no rash just finished icsi?

What causes itching all over my body with no rash just finished icsi?

Medications: This is a potential medication side effect. Are you taking Progesterone injections at this time? See your doctor as they can go through your medication list as well as look for other causes if not a medication problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have SLE but not currently on treatment as it has been under control. I have uncontrollable itching all over my body but no visible rash or hives. What could it be or is there a reason to be concerned?

I have SLE but not currently on treatment as it has been under control. I have uncontrollable itching all over my body but no visible rash or hives. What could it be or is there a reason to be concerned?

"Pruritis": Is the medical term for itchiness and chronic prurtitis is unfortunately one of the most complex medical problems. ...a few "simple" tests and a visit to a Dermatologist are a good start. Testing of LIVER function (especially the so called "obstructive" liver tests, kidney function and some allergy testing are a beginning. NOT TO WORRY but your SYMPTOM needs a solution and treatment
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Uncontrollable itching all over body. No rash. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and warm bad. Ate white cheddar puffs. 4hrs ago. Somewhat still itching but easier.?

No rash?: Itching without rash is somewhat unusual for an allergic reaction to a food. Write down everything you have eaten in the past 12 to 24 hours. It may be something you don't suspect. If it occurs again, you can begin to narrow down the possibilities, if the itching is from an allergic cause. ...Read more

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Sudden itching all over body since a few days. Started with feet... No rash or visible signs... Getting more intense. No cosmetics...bloodwork normal

Sudden itching all over body since a few days. Started with feet... No rash or visible signs... Getting more intense. No cosmetics...bloodwork normal

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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Random itching all over body! I am not taking any medication! No rashes....seems normal....but once I scratch I see rashes?

Random itching all over body! I am not taking any medication! No rashes....seems normal....but once I scratch I see rashes?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the trigger. Try Antihistamines. ...Read more

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My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?

My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?

See a Doctor: There are many conditions that cause diffuse itching without rash. Most of these situations probably represent early stages of what will eventually cause a noticeable rash. These conditions include allergies, dry skin, liver and kidney disease, and certain B cell malignancies such as lymphoma. Keep her skin moist, use cool compresses and try an anti-histamine (which will also help her to rest). ...Read more

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I drank too much of alchohol continuously for abt 4 days and now I have developed rashes on my thigs and have itching all over my body for over a day.?

I drank too much of alchohol continuously for abt 4 days and now I have developed rashes on my thigs and have itching all over my body for over a day.?

Sounds as tho U may: Have an alcohol problem. Need to see doc soon (er if eyes/skin turning yellow) for liver function tests & referral for detox as well as counseling. Both rash & itching can be caused by liver damage. Don't delay; get help now. ...Read more

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İ have some rashes on my hips (same like last year) and itching all over my body sometimes I wake up for itching in night what could it be?

İ have some rashes on my hips (same like last year) and itching all over my body sometimes I wake up for itching in night what could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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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Why am I itching? I have been itching all over my body ever since I came back home from a hotel. I do not see or notice any bumps or rashes.

Why am I itching? I have been itching all over my body ever since I came back home from a hotel. I do not see or notice any bumps or rashes.

Insect bite?: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Since 10 days, I am itching all over without any rashes. But when I scratch my skin gets damaged and red. Antihistamines only short term help no cure.

Itching: Try Amlactin lotion and aveeno oatmeal bath in case dry skinbut follow up with doctor/urgent care this weekend. May be allergy to latex or other environmental/food issue. May need allergy referral ...Read more

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Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.

Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.

Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash. Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If problem continues, see allergist or dermatologist since there are many potential causes for itching. ...Read more

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For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So I get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well I got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

For a doctor that knows about hemorrhoids. So I get hemorrhoids like 2-5 times each year. Well I got a little rash on one side of my butt cheeks. It is not really bad, however it itches. I did a little research and read that it could have been caused from

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a common problem, which result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus causing the veins to swell, making them itchy and painful (particularly if the hemorrhoid clots, also known as thrombosis). Occasionally bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl can be seen, particularly after passage of a hard stool. The most common cause is straining during bowel movements due to constipation. Hemorrhoid can also be a manifestation of more serious disease, such as liver cirrhosis.

Hemorrhoids may exist either inside or outside the body - internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum, whereas external hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus, these can be detected by examining the anal area to see if tissue is protruding outside of the anus.

I am not sure that the rash you describe is due to hemorrhoids. While you don't state whether the rash is painful, raised or warm (which would more indicate the presence of an infection), I would guess that the irritation is due to non-specific inflammation. The intensity of anal itching and the amount of inflammation increases from the direct trauma of scratching and the presence of moisture. At its most intense, anal itching causes intolerable discomfort that often is described as burning and soreness.

Anal itching can be caused by irritating chemicals in the foods we eat, such as are found in spices, hot sauces, and peppers. In addition, continuous moisture in the anus can be worsened by caused by frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, or escape of small amounts of stool (incontinence). Moisture increases the possibility of infections of the anus, especially yeast, particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus.

I would suggest that you take a shower or bath every day, dry the area very carefully. To that you can add astringents, which promotes dryness of the skin, which in turn helps relieve burning, itching, and pain. Examples of astringents include: calamine 5% to 25% zinc oxide 5% to 25% (calmol 4, nupercainal, tronolane), witch hazel 10% to 50% (fleet medicated, tucks, witch hazel hemorrhoidal pads)

analgesic products are local anesthetic products, relieve pain, itching, and burning by depressing receptors on pain nerves. Examples of analgesics include: menthol 0.1% to 1.0% (greater than 1.0% is not recommended), camphor 0.1% to 3% (greater than 3% is not recommended), juniper tar 1% to 5%.

Lastly, corticosteroids reduce inflammation and can relieve itching, but should not be used for more than short periods of a few days to two weeks. Only products with weak corticosteroid effects are available over-the-counter should be used. ...Read more

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I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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Itching all over for months NO rash or bumps?

Itching all over for months NO rash or bumps?

See a dermatologist: Might never find a cause. Need to look for lymphomas, kidney failure, liver disease, meds, many other things. ...Read more

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My 21yr old son has had itching all over his body for past 4 weeks. No other symptoms. No rash. What could it be?

My 21yr old son has had itching all over his body for past 4 weeks. No other symptoms. No rash. What could it be?

Many things: Liver disease, kidney disease, certain immunologic diseases, an array of hematologic diseases, cancers, endocrine disorders, medication reactions, and allergic reactions can cause an itch without a rash. Your son should see his doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Itching all over body but ther eis no rash. Do I have hiv?

Need tested.: While rash and itching can be associated with HIV infection, there are many other reasons for such symptoms, and the only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested for hiv. If you have any concern that you may have hiv, please visit a clinic or doctor to discuss your concerns and get tested. This will help with your concerns and may make you less 'itchy'. It will also empower your decisions. ...Read more

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Hand itching all over without rash?

Nerve: Most likely a mild degree of neuralgia (nerve pain). Nerve controls sensation-from mild "itching" to severe "pain". ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Itching: Find the cause of your itching, you body is trying to tell you something. You could have dry skin, so use a moisturizer daily but if you have an internal problem it needs to be checked, see your doctor for a check up, Drinking alcohol does not help ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more