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What Can Cause Itching All Over The Body
Yes: Anxiety and stress are possible causes of itching in the absence of dry skin. See your doctor to rule out other potential causes such as liver problems. Use stress management techniques and consider cognitive-behavioral techniques to control anxiety. Often, professional treatment by a psychologist or psychiatrist can help if your primary care doctor is not able to provide relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occasionally: Interestingly, Mirtazapine is sometimes given to treat itching, but itching is also a possible (though uncommon) side effect. Occasionally this could be a sign of a serious allergic reaction. The only way to see if the itching is caused by it would be to stop it and restart it if the itching goes away, but i advise you discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, sometimes: A common reaction (non-allergic) to hot spicy peppers is flushing and sweating. However, itching is a common symptom of true allergic reaction. Theoretically any food can trigger a food allergy and even pepper allergy has been reported. If a person has itching to hot peppers, stop eating them and see an allergist. An allergist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat unusual food allergy. ...Read more
Possible dehydration: Constipation can be caused by dehydration, which can also cause dry skin and therefore itching. Persistent itching can be caused independent of constipation by dry skin, allergy, systemic (full body) illness, thyroid dysfunction for example. Constipation can be caused independent of itching from immobility, low fiber diet, stress, inflammatory bowel disorder, psychiatric disorder and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching all over, no rash. Was recently started on atvorstatin about 2 months ago. Could this med cause itching?
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