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What Is Itching All Over
?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
Numerous: There are numerous diseases that could be causing this. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now , it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?
General itchiness: With limited information and not able to see of you and your boyfriend have skin rashes or how it looks like, we could not give you specific advise. It seems that both of you have been scratching really bad that it leaves scar. Itching by itself does not leave scar. You should come see a local doctor to be evaluated and treated. Either an allergist or a dermatologist would be able to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old son wakes up itching all over his body ans whereever he itches, skin becomes red there. Happening since last 2 mornings?
? Acute urticaria: Or just dry skin during winter, common. Bathe him with a cream soap before he goes to bed, pat his skin dry, apply a moisturizer right away to trap the moisture, and use OTC children's antihistaminic, read the labels carefully for proper dosing, if no improvement, see his doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after i bath still its not okay!! :(?
See dermatologist: If the itching is so bothersome, you should consult a dermatologist since dry skin is apparently not the issue. The itch pathway is far more complex than we had thought and no longer just a matter of histaminic action. (I assume you have tried antihistamine already. If not, you may give it a try). ...Read more
Many issues: See yor doc to rule out systemic diseases. ...Read more
?systemic problem: Itching all over the body without rash could be a sign of any one of many systemic diseases.Please see a good primary care doctor or internist for evaluation.Trying to list all possible causes to you would just be guessing and get you more worried.Good luck:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generalized itch: Step one, stop all medications and suppliments (ask your md before stopping any prescription meds) step two: stop all chemical exposures to topical lotions ; creams, and get a new non-fragranced body soap and change to an unfragranced detergent (all-free etc.) avoid dryer sheets of softeners as well. It this does not help, see a pcp or and allergist. ...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
Multiple causes: Generalized itching all over body may be due to multiple causes- liver or gallbladder disease, a medication side effect, an allergy, or a bug/ mite infestation just to name a few. Try an oral antihistamine to relieve itch but see a doctor for evaluation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Generalized itch could be from a multitude of conditions , be it internal or external. ...Read more
ITCHING ALL OVER: How long have you been itching all over? Do you take any medications? Is the itch all below the waist, or does it also itch on your face and scalp. Anybody else in your family or your friends itch? Do you have a cat or dog? Have you changed your soap or laundry detergent? If it persists, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more
Allergy?: If it is sudden, you either reacted to something you ingested ( food, medication, supplement, etc) or you applied something on your skin such as a body lotion that you are allergic to. ...Read more
? Dry skin: especially in winter, bathe with cream soap, pat your skin dry, apply a moisturizer all over right away to trap the moisture in your skin, dress long sleeves and no shorts even indoors, OTC antihistaminic would help too after that, if that doesn't work, please visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more
Suddenly getting itching all over the body for a few min and after that i am not feeling anything link that. Having this problem for few days. ?
Depends: Medication ( if taking ), food, chemical exposure, exposure to bugs/flea/mites can do it. Round worm infestation can present that way. ...Read more
Been itching all over, only at night in bed. No marks. Tried everything for dustmites, no luck. I'm not sure if that was it. What else could it be?
Itching: During cold weather, skin is prone to dry out. This is the most common cause of generalized itching or pruritus. Another common cause is use of softener sheets in the dryer.. Try to investigate other causes like psychosomatic events, shampoo, soap, lotions, creams, clothing next to skin, medication taken orally or applied to the skin, sunscreen, insect repellents, etc. ...Read more
Have serious itching all over my body and i take priton and it only relieves me for two days only. What can I do?
Generalized Itching: Generalized pruritus may be classified into the following categories on the basis of the underlying causative disease: renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic generalized pruritus. ...Read more
What causes constant, all over itching? 58 yr. Old female, 2 back surgeries, taking gabapentine which does'nt help much
I have itching all over entire body, tons of bumps appear and then go away within 30 minutes before appearing elsewhere, what can I do for relief?
Been itching all over for the passed month and a half,it's random..sometimes I don't itch
.then I itch again all over especially when I go to bed?
See a dermatologist: You should be evaluated in an effort to define the cause of itch. There are so many possible causes that a thorough evaluation by a skin pro is very important for you. ...Read more
I have been itching all over no other signs, could this be lymphoma I worry alot my son got inpetigo and I started Thinking of I would get it then?
Wouldn't think so: Just because you are itching wouldn't drive me to the rare diagnosis of a cancer. Impetigo is rare in adults after their skin changes in puberty. Exposure to it is likely unrelated. You need to be a detective & sort through the many exposures or issues that trigger itching. Exposure to foods, drink, body lotions or soaps, the list is lengthy. If concerned talk with your doc. ...Read more
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