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Unexplainable itching all over? My clothes, bedding, hair and body are clean. Tablets help but if stopped, itching returns. Itching creates red area.

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Dry Skin

Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin.
Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch.

In brief: Dry Skin

Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin.
Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch.
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