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Doctor insights on: Spinal Itchy Skin Symptoms

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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine ? If so how long will it last ?

Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine ? If so how long will it last ?

Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood changes, agitation, restlessness and anxiety. Duration can vary. You mention only itchy skin. Are you experiencing any other symptoms? Itching can be a sign of resultant anxiety and discomfort from stopping medication. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV ?

HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV ?

Lots of other: Lots of other causes of insomnia including depression. The dry skin may be a separate issue, but again unlikely HIV related. There are other skin issues that occur with HIV, but not usually dry skin ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms are . Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Difficult to tell: This sounds as if you might have a viral infection, but that is just speculation. Doctors need detailed history, physical exams and some testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Strongly suggest you see a doctor if this continues, make sure you are not becoming dehydrated because of inability to hold things down. Can thing of several explanations, but need a detailed exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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