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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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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 36 weeks pregnant and am I so itchy all over my body for the past week. What can cause this?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and am I so itchy all over my body for the past week. What can cause this?

See you md: You may have pupps, pruritic urticarial papules of pregnancy. This can sometimes be treated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec. Or you may have cholestasis of pregnancy, which can be dangerous for the baby. A simple blood test looks for cholestasis of pregnancy. ...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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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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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 its disrupting my sleep what could this be?

In bed I get itchy all over my body at night it's all different parts and its 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 also. If problem persists, see a dermatologist. ...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 everyday 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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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?

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 and 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 ive 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 ive 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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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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I don't know why but I have been really itchy all over my body for a week now! I checked for bed bugs and there is nothing, not even really a rash why?

I don't know why but I have been really itchy all over my body for a week now! I checked for bed bugs and there is nothing, not even really a rash why?

Itchy: If you suffer from seasonal allergies, your skin can get itchy during the high pollen season. I assume you don't have a rash? Check for new laundry detergents, new clothing items or linen. If the symptoms persist, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Why do I'm itchy all over my body, my joints hurt, I'm always fatigued,?

Why do I'm itchy all over my body, my joints hurt, I'm always fatigued,?

Multiple causes: This could be thyroid disease, autoimmune dz, allergies, functional process....needs a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy all over my body for a week, but on and off and dosent bother me much when I sleep, really hot showers help, could it be scabies? No big rash.

Itchy all over my body for a week, but on and off and dosent bother me much when I sleep, really hot showers help, could it be scabies? No big rash.

Scabies is usually: On trunk only not on limbs. But you are describing itch without rash, which is peculiar. This could be medication reaction, allergy to foods or to environment. Itch could be first manifestation of diseases of the white blood cells, such as leukemia, so go get it checked out. ...Read more

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I, have resently stoped birth control and right before my period I get really itchy all over my body... What could be causing this?

I, have resently stoped birth control and right before my period I get really itchy all over my body... What could be causing this?

APD: Autoimmune Progesterone dermatitis/premenstrual urticaria may well be what you have. Basically, an allergic reaction to your own hormonal changes. You should discuss either with your gyne or an immunologist what treatment options are available. Avoiding Progesterone surges may help using birth control pills or other transdermal contraceptive hormone therapy, though not guaranteed. ...Read more

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Hi I've been getting these red bumps that are itchy all over my body as well as my hands and white blister puss comes out.

Hi I've been getting these red bumps that are itchy all over my body as well as my hands and white blister puss comes out.

Difficult to say.: But generally something like this should be seen by your doc. There are several "bad" things this could be and they should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I've recently started getting really itchy all over my body but the worse spot is my stomach, back and my thighs. There are no noticable bumps or rashes but when I do end up itching them I get some pretty extreme welts. What could possibly be causing this

Dermatographism: Your condition sounds like dermatographism. This is a type of urticaria (hives). It normally resolves in a few months, but some patients may persists with symptoms for years.
Treatment with anti-histamines like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) are usually very effective.
Be sure to consult with your dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis and evaluate you for possible triggers. ...Read more

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Feel itchy all over my body, upper and lower back hurts, left elbow hurts, right thumb joint hurts, right hip hurts, both ankles hurt, why?

Multiple options: The symptoms you describe could be from an allergy, a type of arthritis, an infection or a combination. The best doctor to see to sort this out is a rheumatologist. An allergist or immunologist could help as well. ...Read more

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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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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 a 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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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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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 also. 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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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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Sometimes my body suddenly becomes itchy all over for a few minutes. Like a pins and needles feeling almost. Not rare but not often. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Does this occur more than once weekly? This is not normal for most people. Although I can't think of any condition which causes transient itching periodically, this may also be the early sign of a neurologic problem. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more