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Why does my body itch all over?

Why does my body itch all over?

Xerosis: It could be from xerosis or xerotic eczema (dry skin) which is common in winter months. It could also be many other things though. If moisturizers do not help, see your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Josa
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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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How can I address rashes all over my body that itch really badly?

How can I address rashes all over my body that itch really badly?

More than dryness: This sounds like more than dry skin. Really a good value to go to the dermatologist once and get this cleared up. ...Read more

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Why do I have itching all over my body?

Why do I have itching all over my body?

Itchy: Itching may sometime be a sign of a more serious illness. Check with your internist, or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I feel little bites all over my body... All the time?

Why do I feel little bites all over my body... All the time?

Bites all over?: With no clinical information about possible exposures, I have no idea why you're feeling bites on your body. You could have a flea or other infestation at your house. Could you have bedbugs? Chiggers? Scabies? All these could cause itching and a feeling of little bites. Other possibilities too. Best to let your doctor look at the areas you're most concerned about, & go from there. ...Read more

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Why do I have red dots all over body not itchy?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

Generalized rash: There are many causes of itchy rashes. Raised itchy red bumps that come and go on any part of the body and resolve leaving the skin looking normal again is suggestive of hives. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing them. Take a photo and see your physician or dermatologist. Frequently with one look, they know what is is and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I get hives all over my body everyday. What causes it?

I get hives all over my body everyday. What causes it?

Hives:urticaria: I would suggest you to see an allergist. For now take antihistamines. Sometimes is difficult to find what causes it. ...Read more

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Lil bumps that burn and itch all over body.

Lil bumps that burn and itch all over body.

See a doctor: It could be a contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction, an infection...... Doctor would need to examine diagnosise you to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my body and they hurting. What is this?

I have red bumps all over my body and they hurting. What is this?

It's difficult to : Diagnose and treat without examining u. Possibilities include drug/ food allergy, eczema, chronic medical ailment, bacterial, viral or fungal infection, etc. See your dr for a thorough exam. God bless u! ...Read more

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Why does my tongue itch when i eat onions? No other part of my body itches.

Why does my tongue itch when i eat onions? No other part of my body itches.

The : The onions contain what is called thiosulfinates which are compounds that are related to reducing inflammation and hence to reduction in allergic reaction. As an allergist in practice for more than 30 years, I have not come across anyone with allergies to onions. It is possible that you have developed allergy to the compound. ...Read more

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My body itches all over what could it mean and could I use to stop the itching?

My body itches all over what could it mean and could I use to stop the itching?

Many Possibilities : IT is terribly difficult to say much about your itchiness. The differential diagnosis includes drug reaction, specific food allergy, dry skin, environmental allergen. Environmental allergen could be a detergent, a perfume, a soap, a lotion coming in contact diffusely with the skin. Environmental allergens this time of year also include ragweed, pollens,mold. PRIME visit may help us sort it out! ...Read more

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Why do I have rashes whenever any part of my body itches?

Why do I have rashes whenever any part of my body itches?

Histamine: Your body makes histamine and this causes the rash after you are itching. It is released as a signal to the body. You see red. The body is increasing blood flow to mount a response to help. It usually quickly fades. ...Read more

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Small bumps all over my body and they itch, what is wrong?

Small bumps all over my body and they itch, what is wrong?

Uncertain: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting really big bites all over my body..They itch really bad and swell up. What is this? And how do I help the itching.

I keep getting really big bites all over my body..They itch really bad and swell up. What is this? And how do I help the itching.

Arthropod bite: Bug bites are common. Some people react very strongly to them and get intensely itchy bumps. Its likely an allergic type reaction to venom from the insect. Antihistamines and potent topical steroids are usually helpful. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy welts that come randomly on my body?

Many things cause: welts or urticaria. to really find out you need to keep both a food diary and product diary (what goes in your body and what goes on your body) but even then 1/2 the time we don't actually find out the cause ...Read more

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I have a really bad itch all over my body and even in my hands and feet. What is this?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have itching all over my body?

I have itching all over my body?

?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 more

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Why does my body itch all over?

Xerosis: It could be from xerosis or xerotic eczema (dry skin) which is common in winter months. It could also be many other things though. If moisturizers do not help, see your dr. ...Read more

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Me & my boyfriend been having itching all over body for months now , it itches so bad that it leaves ugly scars?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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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!! :(?

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

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I just wanted to know can antibiotic make my body itch all over?

I just wanted to know can antibiotic make my body itch all over?

Yes it can: Depends as well on the type of antibiotic and the type of symptom, if it is just itching , it could be a side effect of the drug not a true allergy, but if the itching is intense, rash is present / hives, you need to see your doctor. At any rate please hold the medicine, call or see your doctor and discuss the symptom, dosage and type of antibiotic ...Read more

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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

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I have itching all over my body?

?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 more

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Generalise itching all over the body ?

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 more

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Why do I have itching all over my body?

Itchy: Itching may sometime be a sign of a more serious illness. Check with your internist, or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

What causes unbearable itching all over my body?

Many causes : Need to see a dermatologist to help diagnosis your diffuse itch it could be from either internal or external causes. ...Read more

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Im itching all over my body what is causing that?

Cirrhosis...: ...Is one possibility, though there are many others. Need more info. ...Read more

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Feeling itching all over the body--what could cause this?

Lots: Generalized itch could be from a multitude of conditions , be it internal or external. ...Read more

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What could cause uncontrollable itching all over your body?

What could cause uncontrollable itching all over your body?

Numerous: There are numerous diseases that could be causing this. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I itching all over my body, and what can I do about it?

Why am I itching all over my body, and what can I do about it?

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

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Extreme sudden itching all over the body? What is it indicating?

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

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I get itching all over my body when I get anxious. Is that weird?

No: Every person handles stress/anxiety differently and your symptoms are not weird. Others vomit, get abdominal pain or even pass out. ...Read more

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Help- i've been bitten and itching all over body. What should I do?

By what?: It is hard to answer your question if you don't say what bit you? Do you mean you were bitten by bugs? You can apply calamine lotion and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help you with the itch? But finding the cause of your problem is the key. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more