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Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Flea/bed bug: Allergen at home, flea (If indoor pets), bed bug, Detergent or sprays used in house, certain specific food or drink taken after coming home, perfume, body lotion etc matters. See PMD ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching, no bumps or anything, and the rest of my body itch a little also. I do not shave anymore. What is it? Please help I'm scared!

I have vaginal itching, no bumps or anything, and the rest of my body itch a little also. I do not shave anymore. What is it? Please help I'm scared!

Please see: Please see your gynecologist so you can get the correct treatment. You may also need to see a dermatologist depending on whether the itching worsens. ...Read more

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I had an itchy rash all over my body about two weeks ago. It went away but the extreme itching will not go away. There is no rash except for bruising?

I had an itchy rash all over my body about two weeks ago. It went away but the extreme itching will not go away. There is no rash except for bruising?

Itching: You need to see your doctor first and see if they can help you, if not a dermatologist or allergist would be my next stop. You mention you have celiac disease in your history, have you been careful with your diet. ...Read more

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I given amoxicillin when my mono was misdiagnosed as strep. I now have a full body and extremely itchy rash. I am on prednisone. Relief from itching?

Common: This is a common problem when amoxicillin is prescribed for a viral infection especially mono. You may try topical agents such as Gold Bond anti-itch or TriCalm. Antihistamine does not work well in this condition but if the problem is severe, your doctor may consider putting you on a short course of prednisone. ...Read more

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I've got a red itchy rash on upper body, as well as genital itching & discharge. I feel feverish & also have a swollen painful abdomen. Any suggestions?

I've got a red itchy rash on upper body, as well as genital itching & discharge. I feel feverish & also have a swollen painful abdomen. Any suggestions?

Please see Dr. ASAP: A number of things can cause these symptoms, infections and reactions to medications are two most common, but many others. This needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

See doctor: This could have been from the fungus (tinea) spreading or a so-called id reaction if you have athlete's foot. Since you have already tried hydrocortisone, it is time for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my whole body itches, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my whole body itches, what do you suggest?

Suggest: A complete evaluation by your Primary Care Provider. There are a number of reasons for systemic (total body) itching! These include but are not limited to liver and kidney problems. Simple blood tests will answer a lot of questions.
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

Hives? Other?: You could have been exposed to something that's causing hives -- or you could have urticaria (itching & rash) for other reasons like hyperbilrubinemia too. For your best help, please see your doctor so s/he can examine your skin and treat you effectively. Be well. ...Read more

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Whole body itches morning after sleep? What can cause this?

Mites: Likely it is caused by mites or lice in your bedclothes - wash sheets regularly. ...Read more

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My whole body itches like crazy My skin is dry and has dandruff It has been a week and I don't know what to do???

My whole body itches like crazy My skin is dry and has dandruff It has been a week and I don't know what to do???

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long/hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Aquaphor immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided; stress reduction may be useful. See Allergist if no response. ...Read more

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Occasionally everyday when I'm put long sleeved clothes or when I'm out in a sunny day. My whole body skin itches (scratching).What can it be.

Occasionally everyday when I'm put long sleeved clothes or when I'm out in a sunny day. My whole body skin itches (scratching).What can it be.

PMLE: Polymorphic light eruption is a condition associated with an itchy rash that develops after sun exposure. Symptoms are usually worse in early summer and seem to get better later in summer. You can treat the symptoms with decreased sun exposure, antihistamines, Hydrocortisone cream and strong sunscreen. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?

What can I do to stop night whole body itches? Is there anyway in finding what causes it? What test can be done and what can I request from my GP?

Usually the work up: For pruritus differs if it lasts less or more than 6 weeks. I would make appointment to see board certified dermatologist for work up ...Read more

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Why do my whole body itches for no reason and I mean it is very severe and sometimes I just feel like tearing my skin away from my flesh please help?

Why do my whole body itches for no reason and I mean it is very severe and sometimes I just feel like tearing my skin away from my flesh please help?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Whenever my body temp rises my whole body itches, itching won't stop until I shower in freezing water. The itching is unbearable. Will rise doing chore?

Whenever my body temp rises my whole body itches, itching won't stop until I shower in freezing water. The itching is unbearable. Will rise doing chore?

Cholinergic Urticari: Sounds like cholinergic urticaria. Go to the Mayo Clinic website and read about it. You would be best served to see an Allergy specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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