Doctor insights on:
Numb Itchy Skin
51 yo m. Rash (red bumpy) day 5 now. 1st on torso, spread slowly to limps. Slight itchy. Skin is somewhat numb to touch, esp showering, etc. No fever.?
It could be herpes zoster, the description may fit the diagnosis, you need to check with your doctor.
Hz or shingle is caused by a viral infection called hzv occurred in old age or in a patient with immune deficiency, it is charcterized by painful vesicular rash along a dermatom on the trunk or the limb, it caused a burning sensation. ...Read more
Neuropathy plus?: I'm not sure all three things go together. Abnormal skin sensations, such as 'numbness' or itchiness, can result from diseases of the peripheral nerves, and some of those also affect motor nerves and can cause weakness and muscle spasms. So perhaps you have such a disease, called 'neuropathy'. Hair loss doesn't usually go with that. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more
I have been experiencing itchy skin without bumps or a rash. I have also been experiencing numbness and a tingling sensation in my feet and arms?
I work in a hospital or and lately I've been having trouble with raspy voice burning throat itchy skin and even feeling numb around my mouth.
Have it checked out: In the or, we are exposed to many fumes and potential toxins. These certainly can irritate ones throat. Have your primary care look at your throat and skin. There may be some telltale signs that suggest a contact dermatitis. If that is the case, there are medications that may help to decrease the effects of the symptoms. ...Read more
Headaches, itchy skin, numbness in arms, runny nose, couching, sneezing, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausua for about 2 months. Help?
See a doctor: If you have been ill with this complex of symptoms for two months you need to see a doctor in the very near future. Need a full history, physical exam and probably some imaging studies and lab tests for a clear assessment of what is going on. Please see somebody soon and get better. ...Read more
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds. Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more
Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free (like Cetaphil or Vanicream). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more
Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the skin. Less common could be thyroid disease or blood disorder so see your doctor if the condition continues. ...Read more
Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more
Possibly but...: Although the brain can produce sensations associated with itching without a skin condition, the first step is to evaluate the many skin-related causes. Discuss it with your primary care doc. ...Read more
Better choices: Chlorpromazine (thorazine) was used primarily as an anti-psychotic. In some countries it's still used for severe itching, but many anticholinergic side effects limit its use. Otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral or topical) or zyrtec are both good. H2 antagonists like zantac/axid/ Pepcid also work because they act on a different receptor than benadryl/zyrtec. Topical steroids can soothe itching. ...Read more
Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read more
About a thousand thi: See a dermatologist. Do not experiment with pills. This is often a sign of something you need to find and treat. Need complete history and exam, probably lab. Maybe xrays and maybe biopsies. Bring all meds and supplements or herbs. Bring copies of previous blood test an xrays. ...Read more