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What Does It Mean If Your Itchy All Over
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
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
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
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
Dry skin?: Dryness can cause itching without rash especially in the winter. Avoid really hot showers and use a good moisturizer. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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