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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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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. ?

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?

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?

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. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more