Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itching. Many patients are sensitive to cold weather. It can cause spasm of blood flow to the skin resulting in itching. It can also cause dry skin which also causes itching. Use a good emollient and keep your extremities warm with appropriate shoes and gloves.

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I gave birth to # 6, two weeks ago. Now I have really itchy legs, feet, hands, and scalp. Is this normal? (Never had this with my five others)

Liver tests. Have your doctor check you liver enzymes, an irritated liver can cause itching. Also it could be just dryness so make sure you are drinking lots of water and keep lotion on your skin. Read more...
See your doctor. Are you taking any medication that is new since the pregnancy? Isyour skin or eyes yellow in color? You may need your bilirubin level checked and your thyroid. Read more...

Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Irritant dermatitis? If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. Read more...

I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! Is this true?

Rarely. Cancer is not a common reason to have itching on your kegs. Internet is not a good source of information about a common probelm which can have many many causes. I would advise you to see your family doctor for physical examination to determine why you have the itching probelm and offer you treatment. A skin specialist (dermatologist) can also be helpful if the problem continues unabated. Read more...

Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

See your doctor. Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. Read more...

I have itchy legs and arms at night right before sleep, no bumps, I thought it was the bed, but if I lie on my bed in the morning there's no itchiness?

Worse at night. Most symptoms tend to worsen at night due to the body 's efforts to wind down for a rest with drop in norepinephrine and cortisol production. suggest that you apply a moisturizer on your body . Read more...