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My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise . Thx?

My body itches a lot especially hands and my feet, but I have failed to know the cause. Pls a advise . Thx?

Eczema ??: Do your hands and feet get bumps, sometimes blister and peel or crack? And do you get rough itchy spots on your body? The answer for that would be eczema but really can't tell without seeing it. The problem could be as simple as dry skin that could respond to amlactin 12% moisturizer that you should be able to get on almost any pharmacy .See you dr for right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't. My feet and hands are what itches the most. What is the cause?

I have a rash that is forming up all over my body, some areas itch some areas don't.  My feet and hands are what itches the most.  What is the cause?

Skin Rash: Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications. A diagnosis can be made with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But i don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe. ...Read more

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Why does my palm of feet itches ?

Why does my palm of feet itches ?

Dry Skin, Fungus: The most common causes of itchy skin on the soles of your feet are dry skin and athlete's foot which is caused by fungus or yeast. Even if you do not see or smell anything odd, i'd suggest trying a simple over the counter anti fungal cream applied every day and see if the problem resolves. If not, see a doctor. Terbinafine and Clotrimazole are commonly available otc antifungals. ...Read more

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I have rashes on feet and my palm, it itches and bring out liquid, it's been on for 18yrs now.Pls help?

I have rashes on feet and my palm, it itches and bring out liquid, it's been on for 18yrs now.Pls help?

Dermatologist: 18 years is a long time, i hope you were able to see a dermatologist for it, this needs to be examined to determine the problem. If you have not seen one, you should. ...Read more

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I started taking cymbalta could it cause burning and itching of hands and feet and sour stomach and loose bowls ?

I started taking cymbalta could it cause burning and itching of hands and feet and sour stomach and loose bowls ?

Yes: It can cause all those things, although the itching hands is less common. More info on side effect here: http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-91491-cymbalta+oral.Aspx?Drugid=91491;drugname=cymbalta+oral;pagenumber=6 also, if you are taking it for depression, be aware that medication alone is not optimal treatment. Consider psychotherapy, or psychotherapy + meds. ...Read more

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16-year-old with sudden onset of burning, itching, bright red hands and feet that sometimes tingle. What could it be?

16-year-old with sudden onset of burning, itching, bright red hands and feet that sometimes tingle. What could it be?

Multiple answers: This could be due to a medication the child is taking; overexposure to the sun; an allergic reaction to food as this is some form of allergic reaction with a vascular-blood vessel condition. Please see your pediatrician for the exact reason. ...Read more

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