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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?

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

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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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