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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.?

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

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Itching All Over (Definition)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be ...Read more


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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Dry skin: The most common cause is dry skin especially during the winter and dry months. Avoid all scented soap and apply a good skin moisturizer within minutes after bathing. If these measures failed, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Itching require eval: Itching can be caused by something external or internal. Dry skin, eczema, bug bites ; other infestations can lead to itching; but so too can liver, thyroid and kidney disease. Best to see a physician and get a proper work up including appropriate lab work! ...Read more

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What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

Burning & Itching: You MAY have a food sensitivity or sensitivity/allergy to something else. Please see your doc for testing. Common allergens are soap, laundry detergent, cosmetics, pets, etc. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have severe itching all over my body, weals, Urticaria, taken tab.fexofenadine, not releived totally, pruritus more on waking from sleep, wearing Sweaters?

Have severe itching all over my body, weals, Urticaria, taken tab.fexofenadine, not releived totally, pruritus more on waking from sleep, wearing Sweaters?

Raise the dose: You may try taking fexofenadine up to 4 x the recommended dose and see if this helps. Wool sweaters tend to intensify the itching. If the problem lasts for more than 6 wks, try to get to an allergist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Severe itching all over body that comes and goes. Also, upper stomach pain and nausea?

Severe itching all over body that comes and goes. Also, upper stomach pain and nausea?

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

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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 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.

Antihistamine: Itchiness can be from many causes. You can take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin to help with symptoms, but you will need evaluation to determine the reason for your issue. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over, scabies maybe?

I have severe itching all over, scabies maybe?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now, it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

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

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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?

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

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What might bring about my severe itching over every single part of my entire body!?

What might bring about my severe itching over every single part of my entire body!?

Many potential cause: Need to see an allergist or dermatologist to sort this out since there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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 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.

Medication?: The top two reasons that come to mind would be a medication reaction, if you are taking medication, vs. Possibly a contact dermatitis; have you recently changed laundry soap or softener? ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

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