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What anemia causes severe itching?

What anemia causes severe itching?

ANEMIA ITCHING: The most common cause of itching in anemia, is iron-deficiency anemia. ...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


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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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What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

What causes severe itching on the wrists and feet?

Itching wrists feet: Nothing in particular. Consider things you are touching or coming in contact with. If no answers present themselves, them it's off to the dermatologist you go. ...Read more

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I have developed a small wound on me penis as a result of severe itching. Please recommend any medicine? Please also advise on possible causes of it?

I have developed a small wound on me penis as a result of severe itching. Please recommend any medicine? Please also advise on possible causes of it?

Here are some...: Severely scratching the itchy area may induce skin injury and subsequent tissue inflammation. Without a direct look, it's hard to offer the intended right Dx. Clinically, eczema, psoriasis, or foreskin-related disorders need to be considered. For temporary care, apply topical cream with antibiotics, anti-fungal, with steroid - hydrocortisone sill help ease the discomfort. If not improved, seek doc ...Read more

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What causes severe itching on your scrottum?

What causes severe itching on your scrottum?

Itchy Scrotum: Improving hygiene is one of the best ways to treat an itchy scrotum. Shower daily and use a mild soap to wash the genital area. Sometimes the itchiness is caused by perfumes or dyes, so use white, fragrance-free soap. Wear looser underwear and pants to allow ample oxygen to the area. Use a mild lotion for dry skin. A mild prescription cortisone is also helpful suc as prescription Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching on big toes?

What would cause severe itching on big toes?

Fungus or allergy: Common causes for itchiness in the toe could be from fungus or an allergic reaction (from a bite or from material). Have it checked to be certain and get correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: This is an hereditary condition of the skin with extremely dry skin, obstruction of hair follicles, overgrowth of the follicles and often redness. The skin feels prickly with small (1 mm) red bumps around the follicles. The basic treatment is lots of moisturizer. This rash occurs all over the body but mainly on the extremities. Lymphoma is associated with itch mostly, and the rash is different. ...Read more

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When winter comes severe itching starts on whole of my body. Cetrezine has very mild effect or no effect. What is the cause and how could I get rid of?

When winter comes severe itching starts on whole of my body. Cetrezine has very mild effect or no effect. What is the cause and how could I get rid of?

Winter itch: Your problem is actually known as winter itch and is related to low humidity and older age. Treatment is to avoid removing oils from skin by taking fewer baths, using soap only in important areas, avoiding skin irritants (solvents, soaps, scratchy clothing, hot water, scrub brush, or harsh toweling) and by application of a hypoallergenic lotion after bathing. ...Read more

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Could a severe itching problem be caused by my medication for heart problems?

Could a severe itching problem be caused by my medication for heart problems?

Yes...see your MD: Almost any medication could cause itching. You may be having an adverse reaction. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Got stung a week ago. Now itching and a rash. Not raised. Spreading. Slightest touch. Severe itching. Cause for concern?

Got stung a week ago. Now itching and a rash. Not raised. Spreading. Slightest touch. Severe itching. Cause for concern?

Itch: Do you know what stung you? You certainly want to avoid that creature in the future. It sounds like you are having and allergic reaction - there should not be any immediate concerns if you are not having difficulty breathing and not significant swelling. You can take an antihistamine for relief and watch for spreading redness - this could be a sign of infection. Consider allergy testing. ...Read more

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Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.

Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.

Furunculosis: The boils in your scalp represent an inflammation of hair follicles. The treatment consists of appropriate shampoos/topicals and oral antibiotics. This condition can be challenging and requires the expertise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My husband is stage 4 CKD he has severe itching to the point he has sores and causes them to bleed. He takes 50mg benedryl not helping. Any advice?

My husband is stage 4 CKD he has severe itching to the point he has sores and causes them to bleed. He takes 50mg benedryl not helping. Any advice?

Pruritis: Is he on dialysis? This should eliminate the excessive of urea that is secreting through the skin and causing itching. Not sure how to deal with that otherwise. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is working on the brain but not on the real cause. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause severe itching?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin. It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Does arthritis cause severe itching within the joint?

Does arthritis cause severe itching within the joint?

Arthritis: On the skin, yes, sometimes. In the joint, no, but there is inflammation that can cause stiffness, soreness, and pain. ...Read more

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Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

Yes: Rejection itself does not cause itching. If the bilirubin is up during an episode of rejection it can irritate the skin and cause itching. ...Read more

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What could cause severe burning inside my body that turns to severe itching all over my body without any visible rash on my body....?

Burning & Itching: You MAY have a food sensitivity or sensitivity/allergy to something else. Please see your doc for testing. Common allergens are soap, laundry detergent, cosmetics, pets, etc. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

What could cause severe itching on the sole of the foot and underarms? No visible rash

May be nerve...: Without a visible rash and/or break in the skin, the sensation of "itching" is nerve related. Keep track of what may be related to its onset - such as 1) did you eat something that triggered it?, 2) did you wear something that irritated the area?, 3) did you move a certain way that may have aggravated it? DISCUSS with your PCP too - sometimes may be related disease - like diabetes, thyroid, etc. ...Read more

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I have 15 years old scar over left medial malleolus now suddendly I got severe itching with redness over one side edeges of scar....probable cause?

I have 15 years old scar over left medial malleolus now suddendly I got severe itching with redness over one side edeges of scar....probable cause?

Scar itch: Not enough information to help, you as this would depend on how long you have had these symptoms and how large the area so best to have a health care worker examine it or perhaps more info may help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

Drug allergy: Itching and rash may be a sign of an allergic reaction to one of the drugs being used to treat tuberculosis. You should talk to your doctor about these signs and symptoms, the drugs may need to be changed. ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

Allergy?: If you have a rash, I would consider an allergy...Bruising is from scratching...Stop deodorant for a week, use Hydrocortisone and see what happens. If no relief, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?

Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?

Yes: Yes this type infection can cause this it needs an evaluation in person by a doctor if your symptoms are severe go to the Emergency room of the hospital ...Read more

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Will taking apple cider vinegar with water cause severe itching with no rash present?

Aother cause: I am sure that you had severe itching but cider vinegar mixed with water is not a cause. Look for another cause but hopefully this will not occur again. ...Read more

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I have deep infection from decompression surgery can this cause severe itching on my arms from the infection?

Itching: Can occur with infections. Several causes of this. It can be both directly or indirectly related. ...Read more

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Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Yes: Atrophic vaginitis is quite common after menopause (natural or surgical) and yeast like symptoms are frequently experienced due to the lack of estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa. It is easily treated with oral or vaginal estrogen supplementation. ...Read more

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I get severe itching on my legs and arms everytime after I shower even if I use warm water instead of hot. What could cause this?

I get severe itching on my legs and arms everytime after I shower even if I use warm water instead of hot. What could cause this?

Chillblans: Is itching of the extremities in response to a temperature change. It is usually due to low temperatures, but it can be due to hot as well. It is not dangerous, but can be uncomfortable. Avoiding temperature extremes can help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg.?

I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg.?

Yes you can: But don't exceed 300 mg/ day of diphenhydramine (benadryl) from all sources, suggest that you communicate with the treating team re side effects and probably dose adjustment of the Nivolumab, wish you well and recovery ...Read more

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I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

Itchy fingers: Several conditions can cause this. Eczema is a common cause of itchy rash on fingers. If a painful blister appears at intervals, it could also be a bacterial infection or a viral infection such as herpes, called herpetic whitlow when on the fingers. Please see your dermatologist when you have the blister. It can be opened, cultured for viruses and bacteria. Stains can also be done for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more