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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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I have discovered a bruise on my right hip (~2" long), don't know how it got there. Now it's turned into an itchy rash. Please help.

I have discovered a bruise on my right hip (~2" long), don't know how it got there. Now it's turned into an itchy rash. Please help.

Get checked: Though one can bruise yourself from scratching, normally the itch comes first. Rarely but possible I have seen severe hives resolve leaving a bruise, thought due to an autoimmune phenomenom. Perhaps it's not quite a bruise. Early shingles? UP? DH? Recommend be examined and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood changes, agitation, restlessness and anxiety. Duration can vary. You mention only itchy skin. Are you experiencing any other symptoms? Itching
can be a sign of resultant anxiety and discomfort from stopping medication. Discuss further with your doctor. ...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

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Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Difficult to tell: This sounds as if you might have a viral infection, but that is just speculation. Doctors need detailed history, physical exams and some testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Strongly suggest you see a doctor if this continues, make sure you are not becoming dehydrated because of inability to hold things down. Can thing of several explanations, but need a detailed exam to be sure. ...Read more

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HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV?

Lots of other: Lots of other causes of insomnia including depression. The dry skin may be a separate issue, but again unlikely HIV related. There are other skin issues that occur with HIV, but not usually dry skin ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months (home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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2 weeks after increasing Effexor (venlafaxine) from 112.5 to 150 mg began experiencing itchy skin and symptoms of BPH. Possible side- effects or coincidence?

2 weeks after increasing Effexor (venlafaxine) from 112.5 to 150 mg began experiencing itchy skin and symptoms of BPH. Possible side- effects or coincidence?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Hi, if by BPH symptoms you mean having trouble with urination and emptying your bladder then that's possible as Effexor (venlafaxine) could cause Urinary retention due its Anticholinergic effect. Also your itchy skin could be due to dry skin which could be due to Effexor (venlafaxine), I suggest that you talk to your prescribing doctor to make an adjustment. ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

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Chronic renal impairment; why does it give you symptoms such as nausea, weakness, fatigue, itchy skin?

Chronic renal impairment; why does it give you symptoms such as nausea, weakness, fatigue, itchy skin?

Urine in blood: What you describe is a clinical syndrome known as uremia. Literally urine in the blood. Uremia is associated with fluid, electrolyte, and hormone imbalances and metabolic abnormalities, which develop in parallel with deterioration of kidney function. Clinical symptoms of uremia may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, muscle cramps, pruritus, and change in mental status. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

Likely allergic: Urticaria or allergy causing itching all over with wattery nasal discharge & even feeling warm but an immunological reaction from your eczema; systemic reaction is posible.
Get an allergist to see you. ...Read more

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My symptoms are night sweating and itchy skin. Also inability to concentrate, and irritability. Can you tell me what this means?

My symptoms are night sweating and itchy skin. Also inability to concentrate, and irritability. Can you tell me what this means?

Restless: There are many possibilities. Without a good history and physical, medications used, allergies, drugs, etc, it would be shooting in the dark. The constellation of symptoms you describe could be explained by hyperthyroidism, or etoh / sedative hypnotic withdrawal, opiate withdrawal, or an autoimmune or allergic reaction. Best to see your md for a thorough exam and laboratory testing. ...Read more

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There's a lack of blood flow to feet and fingers, itchy skin, and bottoms of my feet are sore. Please help, what are these symptoms of?

There's a lack of blood flow to feet and fingers, itchy skin, and bottoms of my feet are sore. Please help, what are these symptoms of?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

Rheumatologist: Can definitely help with such symptoms and a positive ANA, further blood work after careful history and physical examination, would help establish a working diagnosis ...Read more

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29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

29 year old male with sudden onset widespread joint pain. Symptoms concentrated on left side of body, swollen hands and itchy skin no rash no bug bite?

Needs evaluation: The onset of these symptoms can have many sources. These symptoms can be related to connective tissue disorders, viral infections, medication reactions, among others. Some of these can be serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do with dry winter itchy skin?

Moiturize: 1. Cooler showers
2. Gentle soap. Try eucerin calming wash
3. Moisturizer. Try cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline. ...Read more

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What can I do to help dry and itchy skin?

Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

Moisturizer: When showering, use luke warm water and keep the contact time less than five minutes. Use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, dove sensitive skin, olay). Afterwards, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer. ...Read more

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Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Can not tell: The description is not adequate to make diagnosis. It can be dermatitis, fungal infection. If it is persistent see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can tapeworms cause itchy skin all over?

Tapeworm Side Effect: Reading through the list of symptoms, you'll understand why the signs of a tapeworm infection are often misdiagnosed. You are your own best advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Abdominal discomfort,
diarrhea,
constipation,
malnutrition,
muscle weakness,
neurological damage,
seizures,
weight loss,
tapeworm segments on clothes or in feces. ...Read more

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What is a causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

What is a causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Fungus: Any dermatitis for that matter can cause itching. A sunburn can cause itching, any response that will cause inflammation can cause itching. ...Read more

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