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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)

Skin Problems is also known as Skin conditions. 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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2 weeks after increasing Effexor from 112.5 to 150 mg began experiencing itchy skin and symptoms of BPH. Possible side- effects or coincidence ?

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

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

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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