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Can anxiety cause itching all over the body ?

Can anxiety 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 more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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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Does mirtazapine cause itching all over the body?

Does mirtazapine cause itching all over the body?

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 more

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Help! can anemia cause itching all over the body?

Help! can anemia cause itching all over the body?

Unlikely: The symptoms of anemia are fatigue, pale skin, fast or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, cold hands and feet and headache. Itching is more likely to be related to dry skin, allergies or internal problems such as liver or kidney failure (uremia). ...Read more

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Does hepatitis C during pregnancy cause itching all over the body ?

Does hepatitis C during pregnancy cause itching all over the body ?

It can: This is quite possible. Elevated levels of bilirubin (which may occur with hepatitis), are often accompanied by itching. ...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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Can ovulating cause itching all over?

I doubt it: In over 20 years i've never heard this, and i can't come up with a good reason it would happen. Better look for another reason. ...Read more

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Can eating hot peppers cause itching all over?

Can eating hot peppers cause itching all over?

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

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Can severe constipation cause itching all over?

Can severe constipation cause itching all over?

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 more

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Itching all over, no rash. Was recently started on atvorstatin about 2 months ago. Could this med cause itching?

Itching: Any med can cause an allergic reaction if it started after the atvorstatin you could simply stop it and see if the itching resolves. ...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