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Sudden itching all over body since a few days. Started with feet... No rash or visible signs... Getting more intense. No cosmetics...bloodwork normal

Sudden itching all over body since a few days. Started with feet... No rash or visible signs... Getting more intense. No cosmetics...bloodwork normal

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...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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Extreme sudden itching all over the body? What is it indicating?

Extreme sudden itching all over the body? What is it indicating?

Allergy?: If it is sudden, you either reacted to something you ingested (food, medication, supplement, etc) or you applied something on your skin such as a body lotion that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Sudden and increasing itching all over body since a few days. Start w/ feet. No visible signs. Skin not dry. No new cosmetics. Bloodwork seems normal.

Sudden and increasing itching all over body since a few days. Start w/ feet. No visible signs. Skin not dry. No new cosmetics. Bloodwork seems normal.

No rash?: Isolated itching is due to irritated nerve fibers in the skin. Normal labs (liver, kidney, blood count) essentially rules out underlying diseases. Irritation can be from contact (irritating soaps, detergents, other occupational or home exposures), sunlight, hot water, fung etc. Even if not visibly dry, daily washing removes protective lipids. Address these & use Aquaphor/CeraVe/Cetaphil liberally. ...Read more

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Signs of a sudden itch all over your body, what's wrong?

Signs of a sudden itch all over your body, what's wrong?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...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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Help- I've been bitten and itching all over body. What should I do?

Help- I've been bitten and itching all over body. What should I do?

By what?: It is hard to answer your question if you don't say what bit you? Do you mean you were bitten by bugs? You can apply calamine lotion and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help you with the itch? But finding the cause of your problem is the key. ...Read more

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Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

TAPEWORM ITCH: Itching from tapeworms usually affect the anal (rectal) area. Sometimes the vaginal areas. Never a generalized itching. ...Read more

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Itching all over body and sweating.?

Itching and Sweating: The causes of itching and sweating are many. Go to the following web site:
http://symptomchecker. Webmd. Com/multiple-symptoms? Symptoms=excessive-sweating%7citching-or-burning&symptomids=228%7c129&locations=66%7c68. ...Read more

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Is itching all over body symptom of labor?

Rarely: Itching can be associated with pregnancy in the last trimester not labor. This usually passes shortly after delivery. If still itchy after delivery you can be treated with topical medications or even otc for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there any thing natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for life time. Ty?

Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there any thing natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for life time. Ty?

Depends: It depends on the cause for the itching. It this has been present for just a day, it is likely a transient issue and not a lifetime one. Cooled lotion, menthol topically may help. Until you know what the cause is, it is difficult to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Could itching all over body be effect of ptl progesterone injection?

Could itching all over body be effect of ptl progesterone injection?

Systemic itching re.: One can have a systemic or total body itching response as an allergic response. The likely source of this response in compounded medicine is the preservative used to protect the medicine. ...Read more

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I have itching all over body during periods, what can I do for relief?

I have itching all over body during periods, what can I do for relief?

No easy answer: Periods are associated with the release of various chemicals. Itching is usually due to local causes, including allergy to certain sanitary napkins. First see your gynecologist to make sure there is no local correctable cause. Rarely females are allergic to their own female hormones (progesterone or estrogen). No local cause, see a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

I have an irritating and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Can you give me suggestions for annoying and constant itching all over body, no rash, help?

Itching: Find the cause of your itching, you body is trying to tell you something. You could have dry skin, so use a moisturizer daily but if you have an internal problem it needs to be checked, see your doctor for a check up, Drinking alcohol does not help ...Read more

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Random itching all over body! I am not taking any medication! No rashes....seems normal....but once I scratch I see rashes?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the trigger. Try Antihistamines. ...Read more

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I came back from Argentina 30 days ago & have not felt the same Got over pneumonia after trip. Now can't stop itching all over body for days what isit?

I came back from Argentina 30 days ago & have not felt the same Got over pneumonia after trip. Now can't stop itching all over body for days what isit?

Scabies/mites/bedbug: Could be a parasite or after effects of antibiotic taken for pneumonia, see a dermatologist if a rash or doesn't go away, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for now 25 -50 twice a day, wash all clothes involved, maybe a food allergy? ...Read more

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Itching all over body but ther eis no rash. Do I have hiv?

Need tested.: While rash and itching can be associated with HIV infection, there are many other reasons for such symptoms, and the only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested for hiv. If you have any concern that you may have hiv, please visit a clinic or doctor to discuss your concerns and get tested. This will help with your concerns and may make you less 'itchy'. It will also empower your decisions. ...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

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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Why do I feel itchy all over when I'm sleepy or hungry? Could being anxious cause itching all over body? Thank you very much

Why do I feel itchy all over when I'm sleepy or hungry? Could being anxious cause itching all over body? Thank you very much

Anxiety: Can cause multiple strange unrelated symptoms, itching when hungry or sleepy might be related, both induce parasympathetic / sympathetic stimulation to a certain degree, with the resultant symptom mix, complex physiology and pathophysiology (mechanism of disease). At any rate, you may want to check your thyroid gland status and your blood sugar, just to make sure your metabolic status is fine ...Read more

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Uncontrollable itching all over body. No rash. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and warm bad. Ate white cheddar puffs. 4hrs ago. Somewhat still itching but easier.?

No rash?: Itching without rash is somewhat unusual for an allergic reaction to a food. Write down everything you have eaten in the past 12 to 24 hours. It may be something you don't suspect. If it occurs again, you can begin to narrow down the possibilities, if the itching is from an allergic cause. ...Read more

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Severe adema, low white blood cell count and itching all over body, what can this be a sign of? Thank you.

Severe adema, low white blood cell count and itching all over body, what can this be a sign of? Thank you.

Viral?: If the problem has been present for less than 6 weeks, this is likely from a viral infection. If it lasts for more than 4-6 weeks, then the answer gets more complex. However if you have any breathing problem or fainting issues, you need to consult an allergist. Regardless, get your blood count repeated in a month to make sure this is not a permanent finding. ...Read more

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I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

? dry skin: That's usually the case with atopic individuals, as you said you have asthma too, you may or may not start to have rash with continuous itching, antihistamines will just control the itch, skin care in form of bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin right after bathing while the skin is still moist, all that would help, keep your body well hydrated and watch your environment (cats, dust) ...Read more

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I'm having bad stomach pain and itching all over body for the past week?

I'm having bad stomach pain and itching all over body for the past week?

Related?: These may or may not be related but if the itching is always associated with the stomach pain after having eaten a food, then food allergy may be the problem. This may also be from a viral infection but if the problem persists for more than 10 days or is getting worse, you need to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme needle like itching all over body, especially when I'm irritated or getting ready to play sports, no bumps or any of proof of the itching!

Extreme needle like itching all over body, especially when I'm irritated or getting ready to play sports, no bumps or any of proof of the itching!

Need to evaluate: What you describe may be just your autonomic reaction to these situations, e.G, adrenergic response inducing sweat gland activity. You should consult your doctor to exclude a nutritional deficiency, e.g., B12 and discuss use of a beta blocker if the condition is interfering with your daily living. ...Read more

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3 week pregnant 28 y/o. Concerned about itching all over body. Gets worse in the evening. Started on feet and legs. Now on back neck and scalp.

3 week pregnant 28 y/o. Concerned about itching all over body. Gets worse in the evening. Started on feet and legs. Now on back neck and scalp.

See OB or derm: Pregnancy can be associated with strange skin rashes although the onset of yours is a little early. See your OB or Dermatologist to see if anything can be done about it. In general, antihistamines do not work well for itching during pregnancy. ...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