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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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Severe Itching (Definition)

Severe itching is a symptom in which a person has extreme itching on part or all of his body. Itching can be due to allergic reactions, drug side ...Read more


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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Dry skin: The most common cause is dry skin especially during the winter and dry months. Avoid all scented soap and apply a good skin moisturizer within minutes after bathing. If these measures failed, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Itching require eval: Itching can be caused by something external or internal. Dry skin, eczema, bug bites ; other infestations can lead to itching; but so too can liver, thyroid and kidney disease. Best to see a physician and get a proper work up including appropriate lab work! ...Read more

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Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Been itching for a month now right after being treated for trich. Severe itching all over body, no rash or burrows. Related? What could it be

Pruritus: In my practice and most common cause of pruritus is too frequent bathing. You should definitely talk to the dermatologist about this and see if she/he can give you advice on the right to take care of your skin. There may be other causes so they will look. ...Read more

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Have severe itching all over my body,weals, Urticaria,taken tab.fexofenadine,not releived totally,pruritus more on waking from sleep,wearing Sweaters?

Have severe itching all over my body,weals, Urticaria,taken tab.fexofenadine,not releived  totally,pruritus more on waking from sleep,wearing Sweaters?

Raise the dose: You may try taking fexofenadine up to 4 x the recommended dose and see if this helps. Wool sweaters tend to intensify the itching. If the problem lasts for more than 6 wks, try to get to an allergist. ...Read more

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Severe itching all over body that comes and goes. Also upper stomach pain and nausea?

Severe itching all over body that comes and goes. Also  upper stomach pain and nausea?

Go see your doc: Itching all over the body with upper belly pain may be a sign of bile obstruction from gallbladder disease or from occlusion of the bile ducts by some other process such as a growing mass or cancer. You should have your doctor check liver enzymes and get some imaging of you belly like an ultrasound or CT scan. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body and my boyfriend does too and i constantly have yeast infections or UTI and he gets little red bumps on the hea?

I have severe itching all over my body and my boyfriend does too and i constantly have yeast infections or UTI and he gets little red bumps on the hea?

Bed bugs/lice ?: There are many, many possible causes for itching and rashes in partners. If you share a living space, lice or bedbugs might be the root of it, the bladder and yeast infections are not uncommon in young couples. If you are worried about stds causing your troubles, get checked .... Otherwise look to little critters in the bed, your hair.... Have fun! ...Read more

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Itching All Over (Definition)

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more