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What could cause uncontrollable itching all over your body?

What could cause uncontrollable itching all over your body?

Numerous: There are numerous diseases that could be causing this. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...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


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Feeling itching all over the body--what could cause this?

Feeling itching all over the body--what could cause this?

Lots: Generalized itch could be from a multitude of conditions , be it internal or external. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of this mild itching sensation all over my body?

What could be the cause of this mild itching sensation all over my body?

Pruritis: I would encourage you to go to your physician for an exam. The first thing to do is to examine your skin to find a cause like dry skin, skin conditions, or reactions. If none can be found, a systemic cause could be causing the itching. Several lab studies to look for diabetes, liver disease, kidney or liver disease, and even lymphoma when a patient has weight loss and night sweats with itching. ...Read more

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What could cause constant itching all over for a teen?

?Scabies,allergy?: The cause of generalized itching can be an elusive dx. It can reflect reaction to a body wash , soap or laundry detergent. There is a human mite called scabies that can cause a persistent low grade rash & chronic itching for months until eliminated.Have your son do a lifestyle audit & list any new body treatments. If none are found, have your dr go over the other possibilities. ...Read more

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Itching all over due to no cause?

Itching all over due to no cause?

Try a few things: Take a quick shower, then apply a topical moisturizer lotion (lightly to everywhere that is itchy). This may resolve the issue, which then was likely dry skin. If not, over-the-counter antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, similar) and get checked at an Urgent Care to be certain nothing else going on. ...Read more

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What could cause knots all over body?

Myofascial pain?: I'm having trouble understanding what you mean. Maybe someone else on healthtap can list the possibilities, but for now, perhaps you can read on myofascial pain syndrome and see if this describes what you are experiening. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy blisters all over my body?

What can cause itchy blisters all over my body?

Rather than guess: This would be better evaluated in person with a medical provider. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps all over my body! it's not hives so what else can cause this?

Itchy bumps all over my body! it's not hives so what else can cause this?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden rash all over my body?

What could cause a sudden rash all over my body?

Lots of things: If it's itchy and with welts that move from place to place, likely an allergic reaction. Could be a contact rash from something that touched your skin. Could also be an infectious disease. Need more information and a more specific description. ...Read more

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What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

Many causes : Need to see a dermatologist to help diagnosis your diffuse itch it could be from either internal or external causes. ...Read more

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What could cause a rash all over your lips?

What could cause a rash all over your lips?

Depends: Dry cold air is a usual cause of chapped lips that may be construed as a rash. Sun exposure may affect the lips more than other skin and may also activate cold sores. Deficiency of B vitamins is an other cause. It is not feasible to provide a more definitive opinion without examining the "rash". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What causes extreme skin burning all over the body? Could it be due to allergies?

What causes extreme skin burning all over the body? Could it be due to allergies?

Skin burning body: Many things: allergy, meds, bad sun burn. Discuss with your Dr. and tell them all meds you take including OTC stuff. ...Read more

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What can cause itching and welts/bumps?

What can cause itching and welts/bumps?

So Many Causes: There are a number of potential causes of hives (urticaria) which include: viral infections, parasitic infections, IgE-mediated allergic reactions like bee stings, medication allergy, latex allergy, food allergy, transfusion reactions, and contact reactions. Some meds/products can induce hives like narcotics, radiocontrast media, muscle relaxants, stinging nettle, physical stimuli, and foods. ...Read more

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What could cause skin colored bumps that itch all over my body at night?

What could cause skin colored bumps that itch all over my body at night?

Hives?: If they only come out at night they can be hives. I assume you have no rash during the day. See your doctor about it and ultimately, if they do not resolve consult an allergist to determine your triggers. ...Read more

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What could cause a weird tingling all over body?

What could cause a weird tingling all over body?

Panic attack: Tingling all over the body, from head to toe, is very rare. Sometimes, hyperventilation that occurs during an anxiety attack can cause a sensation of whole body tingling. Very few other conditions present this way without other associated symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common yeast infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets although the condition will return as there is no cure. ...Read more

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What does having itching all over signify?

Itching: Because the causes of widespread itching can vary from lots of benign things to some very bad things you should really see a doctor. Most causes are benign though. ...Read more

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What causes severe itchiness all over?

What causes severe itchiness all over?

Many different thing: Itching is a very non-specific symptom that can represent several different scenarios such as, eczema, hives, infections (scabies), liver or kidney issues (not too likely given your age), or allergic reaction to a medication or chemical. It would probably be of benefit to you to see an allergist to be evsluated. ...Read more

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Pregnant with bumps like mosquitoes bites all over. What can cause this?

Pregnant with  bumps like mosquitoes bites all over. What can cause this?

PUPPS: This is probably pregnancy related urticarial rash, which basically means pregnancy related itchy rash. It is not dangerous but very uncomfortable. It can be treated with topicals but may require a steroid pack to resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more