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Why Do I Feel Itchy All Over My Body
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?
Why do I feel itchy all over when I'm sleepy or hungry? Could being anxious cause itching all over body? Thank you very much
Anxiety: Can cause multiple strange unrelated symptoms, itching when hungry or sleepy might be related, both induce parasympathetic / sympathetic stimulation to a certain degree, with the resultant symptom mix, complex physiology and pathophysiology (mechanism of disease). At any rate, you may want to check your thyroid gland status and your blood sugar, just to make sure your metabolic status is fine ...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
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
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 its disrupting my sleep what could this be?
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
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 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
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
I'm taking alphamox500 and codapane forte for a bad tooth (absis) and I'm itchy all over my body should I be concerned?
After a shower this pm (using no unknown products) I've become very itchy all over my body. What would recommend that 's safe w/narcotics?
I am itchy all over my body, but there is no visible rash or lumps anywhere. I haven't changed my diet/anything I use so I have no clue of the cause.
I have been consistently itchy all over my body for several years. I've tried changing diets, detergents, soaps, lotions, etc and nothing works. Help!
See a doctor: Allergist/Dermatologist having the symptoms for years requires medical evaluation ...Read more
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 am 36 weeks pregnant and am I so itchy all over my body for the past week. What can cause this?
What causes severe burning and itchy all over my body when my body warms up during exercise, eating hot food, or walking in the sun without rashes?
Multiple causes: This could be thyroid disease, autoimmune dz, allergies, functional process....needs a medical evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yesterday I became very itchy all over my body including my scalp and inside my ears. After scratching, these huge red bumps appear?
Intracranial hypertension, blurred vision & headaches, weird jerking movements at night & feel so itchy all over my body. Why? Is it related to the ih?
Partial: The blurred vision, headaches and jerking movements are related, the itching is most likely a medication reaction. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Dry skin?: Dryness can cause itching without rash especially in the winter. Avoid really hot showers and use a good moisturizer. ...Read more
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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