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Does skin itch when you lose weight?

Does skin itch when you lose weight?

Usually not: Generalized itching has many causes, but weight loss usually isn't one of them. Thyroid disease, iron deficiency, and gall bladder or liver disease are some causes of itching that could be related to excessive weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

I have lower back pain, itching all over , frequent fevers, im loosing weight without dieting, deformed hands, lower spine intensive pain.Trouble walk?

Needs workup: Boy, it sounds like you've have a lot of issues that have come up. I would see your physician this week. Many things will need to be looked into including infection, inflammatory conditions (i.e. Autoimmune diseases), and malignancies. Please get help and good luck. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

When your skin itches,  does that mean my skin cells are dry?

Yes, it can.: Dry skin definitely itches, especially when it stretches a little, like when you bend over or reach for something. Try a daily moisturizer to help with this. ...Read more

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My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

Cold urticaria: Most likely related to the ice causing release of histamines from the cell. Not an allergic reaction, however I would advice against sudden exposure to cold temperatures. ...Read more

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I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere.  What can this be?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "little stickers." you probably need to see your dermatologist or allergist for a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more