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My Skin Is Itching All Over
Dryness: By far the most common cause is dryness. There are certainly other causes which could even be metabolic like thyroid, kidney, blood sugar. Try using only moisturizing soaps like Dove and find a cream or lotion you like but apply it frequently (many times a day if needed). See your doctor if that doesn't help. ...Read more
Itchy skin rashes: It is hard to get a diagnosis from your brief description. Plus it would be difficult to know what it is without actually seeing the rashes.. It can be acute urticaria, acute folliculitis or eczema... Treatments are often different for in those cases. In the mean time, you can try otc zyrtec/ or claritin/allergy/benadryl once or twice a day and applying otc topical corticosteroid cream to it. ...Read more
My skin itches all over for an unknown reason, I have no rash nor bites of any kind and my blood tests are normal?
Itching: Any other family member is affected? Did you start any new medication? What have you tried? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not dry skin, no rash, but sever itching all over! I haven't changed anything in my diet or lifestyle. ?
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