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What does it mean when ur working out and get hot and get extremly itchy all over your body?

What does it mean when ur working out and get hot and get extremly itchy all over your body?

Dry skin?: You may have dry skin which tends to make one itch especially when there is a rise is temperature. Start applying a moisturizer on your skin within 3 mins after bathing regularly and see if this helps. If not, try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec (cetirizine) 1-2 hrs prior to exertion if the problem turns out to be a case of cholinergic urticaria but showing only itching. ...Read more

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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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I am itchy all over but no rash or bites. What does this mean?

I am itchy all over but no rash or bites. What does this mean?

Allergic reaction?: It could be an allergic reaction, it could be dry skin. Have you eaten something you have not had in a while? Have you started a new medication. I would see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am feeling itchy all over my body, what to do?

I am feeling itchy all over my body, what to do?

Skin care: What you are going through could just be dry skin in winter, bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry (keep it moist a bit) then moisturize immediately with any moisturizer cream, that would do the trick if it is dry skin in winter, otherwise it might be another form of skin condition as eczema or even another form of urticaria, for that you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Can scratches and bites from a dog make me itchy all over?

Can scratches and bites from a dog make me itchy all over?

Yes: Especially if you are allergic to dogs to start with. I would recommend getting allergy tested to see if you are dog allergic. If you are, an antihistamine given over the counter can help you. ...Read more

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My face is itchy all over and it feels dry? What could this be?

Xerosis: You could have xerosis or severe dry skin. Try using a high quality face cream at night and see if this helps. ...Read more

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I seem to get very itchy all over when my body feels too hot. What could be the cause of this?

I seem to get very itchy all over when my body feels too hot. What could be the cause of this?

Heat rash: Sometimes the vasodilation associated with warmth (flushing) can lead to a condition called heat rash, which is caused by release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin. This causes an itchy, raised rash, sometimes with welts. Symptoms can be controlled with antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Talk to your doctor if this is troublesome for you. ...Read more

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What can one do to counter react a reaction to Moxibay 400mg? I'm prickly and itchy all over. Took 3 doses but stopped it yesterday already

Cortisone: Please see your practitioner, but one should probably take cortisone + anti histamins, if symptoms have not improved, yet ...Read more

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Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Dry skin?: Dryness can cause itching without rash especially in the winter. Avoid really hot showers and use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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I'm itchy all over my body. Lips feel itchy my toung fell tingly?

I'm itchy all over my body. Lips feel itchy my toung fell tingly?

Seek help: You might be having an allergic reaction. If you feel that you're having trouble breathing, call 911 immediately. Call doctor for evaluation. You could go to an emergency clinic or emergency room. ...Read more

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Could i be itchy all over due to pet allergies?

Could i be itchy all over due to pet allergies?

Possible: The only doctor that could answer this is an allergist. You could have dry skin from using too much soap, taking too many hot showers and not using moisturizer. ...Read more

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Please tell me can diphenhydramine make you feel itchy all over?

Please tell me can diphenhydramine make you feel itchy all over?

Unlikely but: Anything is possible. If you are already itching all over and try to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching, then the intense itching may just be progressing whether you take the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or not. Try other antihistamine to see if they cause or relieve your itching. It has been suggested that the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when applied topically may lead to allergic sensitization to the drug. ...Read more

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Get itchy all over when grandma visits. She has dry skin but no itch. Why do i?

Depends: If grandma is wearing a perfume or uses some other substance on her skin or to wash her clothing then those things can certainly make you itch. It is not really likely that you are allergic to her though. ...Read more

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Is it normal to become itchy -all over- shortly after applying a new Fentanyl patch?

Itching can be a: Side effect of narcotics. Might try a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before applying the patch. Also, let your treating doc know. ...Read more

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Why am I so itchy all over my body? Do I have some skin disease? I'm not that dry.

Why am I so itchy all over my body?  Do I have some skin disease?  I'm not that dry.

Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more

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Okay, this morning I woke up feeling good, but after having a shower I became itchy all over. Possible reasons?

Okay, this morning I woke up feeling good, but after having a shower I became itchy all over. Possible reasons?

Dermographism?: Demographics is one of the most common causes of itching, botching and hiving not due to an allergy. This falls under the category of "physical urticarias" or physical hives. Heat, cold, vibration and pressure can trigger the symptoms you described in your question. If your itching persists or you have any other symptoms such as cough, fever or swelling of lips, hands etc contact your PCP. ...Read more

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I am 7 week pregnant and itchy all over especially in my lady region. What could this be and how can I treat it?

Pregnant and itchy: There are many changes that occur with pregnancy with respect to the skin. Itching is not unusual. You can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or pills to try to relieve some itching. There are some conditions that may cause itching later in pregnancy but not at 7 weeks. Over-the counter steroid creams or yeast creams can be used for the lady parts. ...Read more

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I m having serious problem because of my skin itchy all over my body specially at night when I'm going to bed.

I m having serious problem because of my skin itchy all over my body specially at night when I'm going to bed.

Several causes: Itching at night can be from several causes. You do not mention a rash, so if it is just itching, you may want to apply a moisturizer before going to bed. It is best to seek the opinion of a dermatologist or allergist to determine why you are itching, sometimes it can be secondary to eczema, or hives and sometimes from infectious causes. ...Read more

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In bed, I get itchy all over my body at night it's all different parts and it's disrupting my sleep what could this be?

In bed, I get itchy all over my body at night it's all different parts and it's disrupting my sleep what could this be?

Itching...: Try applying a moisturizer all over your body immediately after bathing after sponging the body dry. Topical lotions containing menthol and a local anesthetic may help as well. If problem persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My body is itchy all over and I have little bumps in the places I scratch most what should I do to stop it from itching?

My body is itchy all over and I have little bumps in the places I scratch most what should I do to stop it from itching?

HC cream: If the bumps last more than 24 hrs, a topical hydrocortisone (2.5%) may help. Occasionally sedating antihistamine (the older kind) may reduce the itch as well. Topical anti-itch lotion or cream can also reduce the itching. If the itching is not controlled by the above measures or gets worse, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Approx 6 hours after applying a new Fentanyl patch I become itchy all over. It has been like this for years. Why do I become itchy?

Approx 6 hours after applying a new Fentanyl patch I become itchy all over. It has been like this for years. Why do I become itchy?

Not uncommon: The itching is caused by a restriction of the small blood vessels near the surface of the skin. It is short-term effects caused by opiate. ...Read more

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I have been very itchy all over my body. I have no rashesrashes or anything. I had seen my primary and she haso idea what is causing it.?

I have been very itchy all over my body. I have no rashesrashes or anything. I had seen my primary and she haso idea what is causing it.?

Itching: Hi, I found that dry skin is the most common reason for itching in absence of other symptoms like rash or redness, make sure u moisturize your skin every day especially after showering and also try to use Soaps which don't make ur skin dry, also make sure u don't have allergy to any food, detergent or soap. ...Read more

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I recently had a cold, where it was itchy all over and stuffed and tired. Now I've started coughing uncontrolably. It gets worse at night. Help?

I recently had a cold, where it was itchy all over and stuffed and tired. Now I've started coughing uncontrolably. It gets worse at night. Help?

Get checked: This sounds very disruptive!
Depending on several things like timing and associated symptoms like wheezing, fever it could just be a post viral cough or a treatable complication. You deserve to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Hi, recently I've been itchy all over my body, and feeling a burning sensation too. A few weeks ago I was inflamed all over with these symptoms but now?

Allergies : Something made you have a reaction. Try to figure out what that may be. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be helpful in reducin severity of reaction. ...Read more

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I've been itchy all over my body 3 weeks now, the worst itch I've had and it honestly looks like bug bites and I did find a bug which I took a pic of while I was showering tonight on my body?

I've been itchy all over my body 3 weeks now, the worst itch I've had and it honestly looks like bug bites and I did find a bug which I took a pic of while I was showering tonight on my body?

Could be the bug: Or otherwise, something you are allergic to, or urticaria, you can try an antihistaminic OTC, but be careful if driving or operating machinery, and see your doctor if no improvement, you might need prescription medications ...Read more

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Why am I itchy all over when I'm tired especially my legs?

Why am I itchy all over when I'm tired especially my legs?

Restless legs?: Can create odd limb symptoms that may worsen when tired. Or may be a medical problem causing itch and fatigue eg thyroid issues. See doctor for examination and tests ...Read more

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Itchy all over and 38 weeks pregnant?

Itchy all over and 38 weeks pregnant?

PUPPP: This late in pregnancy it could be a condition called puppp. It stands for pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. It is usually associated with a rash that is red and extremely itchy. While it is not completely clear what causes puppp, it is thought to be related to serum bile acids. Generalized itching toward the end of pregnancy may be related to sluggish bile flow. ...Read more

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I have red spot non itchy all over my body what is it?

Depends: It will help to see it. For how long you have it, is it changing in size, shape or color? Many possibilities. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin itchy all over body, some have turned red. Please help?

Skin itchy all over body, some have turned red. Please help?

See a doctor: You may be having anything from an allergic reaction to an anxiety attack. See a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Use sarna lotion to get relief along with witch hazel aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil. Call a doctor for an appointment since this could recur. ...Read more

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Hi:: itchy all over:: no rash or pimpley scabie looking things:: 3 days now:: getting worse and spreading?

Hi:: itchy all over:: no rash or pimpley scabie looking things:: 3 days now:: getting worse and spreading?

Itching without rash: May be simply dry skin, especially in winter months and may respond to lotions, but may be a sign of internal disease or nerve disorder, including liver, kidney, thryroid, iron deficiency, diabetes, shingles or MS or blood disorder, pregnancy hormones. If itching interferes with sleep and is associated with weight loss, fatigue and persists more than a few days, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more