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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 can't stop itching all over my body. Theres no rash but when i scratch i turns red with small bumps. It comes and goes in different places.

I can't stop itching all over my body. Theres no rash but when i scratch i turns red with small bumps. It comes and goes in different places.

Dermatographia: You may have dermatographia which causes your skin to turn red aftermechanical stimulation. It may be accompanied with hives , which would account for your small red bumps. The best therapy is to try to avoid the mechanical stimulus. ...Read more

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She can't stop itching all over her body. There is no rash just red scratch mark where she is rubbing and the odd small spot in some of the places?

She can't stop itching all over her body. There is no rash just red scratch mark where she is rubbing and the odd small spot in some of the places?

Dry skin?: You likely have dry skin and may try applying a moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing. Itching is usually not a component of hiv, so do not get to anxious. There are other causes for itching and if it is not from dry skin, you should consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you stop this itch all over my body?

How can you stop this itch all over my body?

Find cause.: Dozens of things can cause itching. Once you identify the cause, it can be treated, and that should stop the itching too. Your doctor can help you with this. ...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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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

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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!! :(?

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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After 10 days of taking an antibiotic I began itching all over my body. How long till it stops after I stop taking the antibiotic?

After 10 days of taking an antibiotic I began itching all over my body. How long till it stops after I stop taking the antibiotic?

See your doctor: Delayed allergic reactions to drugs are usually self-limiting and only last for a few days after the drug is discontinued. An antihistamine may be recommended by your doctor to decrease itching. See your doctor for evaluation. ...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