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Severe Itching All Over The Body
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 (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more
What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?
Having dirreah on 8 mcg amitiza and now severe headache and severe itching all over my body with last two doses. Am i allergic & causig severe headach?
Amitiza: This is a known side effect of Amitiza and you also may be allergic to it. Stop the medication and see your physician. Good luck ...Read more
I get periods of severe itching all over my body which has been successfully treated with questran (cholestyramine) in the past, but doesn't work now. What can I do?
See below: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. There are other types of medication. ...Read more
Have severe itching all over my body, weals, Urticaria, taken tab.fexofenadine, not releived totally, pruritus more on waking from sleep, wearing Sweaters?
I am having an episode of severe itching all over my body, including scalp. I am diabetic, high cholesterol, some kind of arthritis or gout, on meds?
Itching: Generalized itching can be due to renal failure or liver disease. Go see your Dr. ...Read more
I have severe itching all over my body and my boyfriend does too and i constantly have yeast infections or UTI and he gets little red bumps on the hea?
Bed bugs/lice ?: There are many, many possible causes for itching and rashes in partners. If you share a living space, lice or bedbugs might be the root of it, the bladder and yeast infections are not uncommon in young couples. If you are worried about stds causing your troubles, get checked .... Otherwise, look to little critters in the bed, your hair.... Have fun! ...Read more
Suffering from severe itching all over my body that it bleed n hives when Itch started after csection took Tylenolcodeine ibuprofen 800 tramadol Help?
Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be
Pruritus: In my practice and most common cause of pruritus is too frequent bathing. You should definitely talk to the dermatologist about this and see if she/he can give you advice on the right to take care of your skin. There may be other causes so they will look. ...Read more
Go see your doc: Itching all over the body with upper belly pain may be a sign of bile obstruction from gallbladder disease or from occlusion of the bile ducts by some other process such as a growing mass or cancer. You should have your doctor check liver enzymes and get some imaging of you belly like an ultrasound or CT scan. ...Read more
I have had a severe itchness all over my body specially on my legs. No signs of swelling but redness is present due to constant scratching. Please help.
I am experiencing itching all over the body without any rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching). I was treated from gynocomastia month ago?
Possibly.: Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include your armpits, inner elbows, between your fingers, on your feet, around the buttocks, genitalia and breasts. See your physician or a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Severe itching all over my back and my stomach area been happening for a couple of days I don't know why, looks like tons of mosquito bites but idk?
Itching: This can be from multiple causes, skin infection, dry skin, drug reactions, hives, eczema, etc. Your best bet is to have your rash checked by a doctor to determine what is going on and guide your treatment. You can take an oral antihistamine to ease the itch until you reach a doctor. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant w severe itching all over. Dr req uric acid blood test to rule out cholestasis. I thought I needed a bile acid test!
Severe itching all over and small red bite-like rash all over except face for 4 plus wks. No bed bugs, no new detergent or meds. Rx: ativan (lorazepam) & vicodin?
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
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 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 more
Many potential cause: Need to see an allergist or dermatologist to sort this out since there are many potential reasons. ...Read more
I have severe itching wounds that have turned black and bleeds these are found in most parts of the body & has increased with time. Advice please.
BLACK & BLUE WOUNDS:
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
Do you take any medications?
SEE YOUR DOCTOR SOON! ...Read more
When winter comes severe itching starts on whole of my body. Cetrezine has very mild effect or no effect. What is the cause and how could I get rid of?
Winter itch: Your problem is actually known as winter itch and is related to low humidity and older age. Treatment is to avoid removing oils from skin by taking fewer baths, using soap only in important areas, avoiding skin irritants (solvents, soaps, scratchy clothing, hot water, scrub brush, or harsh toweling) and by application of a hypoallergenic lotion after bathing. ...Read more
I been having severe itching and have lil bumps on my body I've seen the v.A. Dermatologist and she don't know what it could be I've changed everythin?
Infestation vs rxn: There are numerous things in our environment both living & not that can cause this. Scabies(human mite) infested a 90yo acquaintance for years before a derm recognized this mostly kid problem. Soaps/dryer sheets/shampoos/ body washes/ deoderants/foods/seasonings/lotions/rare internal illnesses etc. Do ur self a favor & review anything new in your life within 2wks of this starting & review with dr. ...Read more
I am having severe itching in entire body especially underarms, stomach, thighs, arms and face. It becomes reddish wherever itching happens?
I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.
I have spiderweb like material that crawl all over my body from head to toe, with severe itching. They come out of these tiny black dots on my skin.
Be seen: Would be well served to be fully evaluated. A good medical checkup would be a good place to start. ...Read more
What's happening chemically in the body when you break out in hives and severe itching/stinging from heat? Cholinergic urticaria. How is this happen?
Vasoactive Amines: Your body is more reactive to the heat and releases chemicals that cause urticaria. This answer in part depends on the rest of your health. Your body releases these chemicals known as vasoactive amines that cause the swelling and itching that you see with your urticaria ...Read more