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What Could Cause Itching All Over
Numerous: There are numerous diseases that could be causing this. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Lots: Generalized itch could be from a multitude of conditions , be it internal or external. ...Read more
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
?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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intense itchiness and twitching/spasms all over my body. Could this be Lyme disease? If not, what are other possibilities?
Symptoms: Require a comprehensive examination and blood testing: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
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