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All over itching is all over irritating and could have any one of a number of explanations. It might be caused by an allergy to food, cosmetics, metals or fabric dyes, or it could be down to an infection like thrush, athlete’s foot or chickenpox or possibly even an insect bite like that from head lice. A skin disease can sometimes explain the itching, such as dry skin, eczema or hives – or it might be caused by a hormonal change such as pregnancy or the menopause. Failing all else it could be a symptom of an underlying systematic disease like diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease or anemia. To put it plainly, whatever the cause, it might be a while before you are able to diagnose it and find the exact treatment you need. Working with your doctor to eliminate possible culprits and to experiment with different creams and ointments should hopefully lead you towards a solution, until then get someone to tape some boxing gloves to your hand – scratching never helps!

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My best friends little girl constantly itches her face, been docs and they said climate change, but it's constant she 3yrs old, she doesn't stop itching help please, her mum has been using double base to try and neutralise it but still not working





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I get really itchy all over my body at random times of day and night. When I sercom to scratching it leaves me with red swollen marks where I've scratched and also creates heat feeling. I've just moved home and awaiting new doctors admission si currently no doctor. Can you help at all? Thank you. Chris.





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Omg someone help, it started yesterday I have ezcema on my face it doesn't even itch I itch on my legs scalp? Shoulders and arms most, round my nipple, vagina , wrists, anal hole I wake up in the middle of the night help ne





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Try soaking in alveno. It come in a box I think in powdered form. You through it in water. Limit the amount you are getting your skin wet. Use Alveno lotion during the day. After you have had eczema for a while you really no longer notice it. Also, try to reduce stress. My stress level is directly tied to the amount I itch/scractj

I am itching all over my body mostly my legs,bum an back.....it get wprse at noght to the pint where i wake up pr just cant het to sleep.iv been to the doctors an then gave me some creme saying i might have dry skin....i have now used all the creme an its got wprse i can never sleep an it feels like theres things crawling under my skin its drivimg me insane i cant seem to get rid of it an im hardly having any slee and i have bruises from itchingnsp much.





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Try changing your diet. Eliminate starches, flour, yeast and sugars. Eat a gluten free diet. Same thing happened to me and the itching went away when I changed my diet. No breads, pasta or sugars. I do eat white rice, meats, eggs, veggies, some fruits and cheese.

Dear Emily, very sorry to hear that, I am going through the same thing as you, it's driving me mad, can't sleep, don't really feel of me eating a lot, I have tried good few times and get same advice change diet, ezceme, don't work , please if u found a cure please let me know, thanks

I've had insect bites for six months now and they haven't gone away. Been to doctors, tropical infections, had blood tests and tried steroid creams, even went through a treatment for scabies but they remain itchy, would love some relief from the itching





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I'm itching all over too. It started on my scalp, but the more I scratched the more it pitched. Mines on my scalp, neck, chest arms and legs. It is literally driving me crazy. I have scratched and scratched until I've gouged the top layer of skin off and it goes all weepy. Please help I feel like I'm going mad!





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I've been itching all over my body mainly my legs bum and arms . I went doctors and they said it's an skin infection gave me some tablets and cream it's been two weeks since I went doctors it's now driving me crazy . Iv got no rashes but on my arms I have little red dots , I haven't changed my diet and I haven't changed washing powders ect.... . Can anyone help ?





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Same I had same one as you they gave me cream and tablets but they don't do shit

I have what is the strangest kind of itching. It is bi lateral in it jumps from side to side. It's a daily thing now that even antihistamines and or nerve pills like tranzene don't stop. I have called it a "mad itch",cause it will literally make you feel like you are going crazy. Any ideas??





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I an 58 and have a skin condition which means that I have a severe itch all over my body after showering. When on holiday the itch is not apparent but returns soon after I return home. My doctor said that it is common and that sunlight cures it which is why it is not apparent when on holiday in the sun. I didn't think to ask what to do (other than move to Spain lol) but would a SAD lamp help with this? or do you known what type of lamp I should be using. Don't fancy sun beds but if that is what it takes then so be it. I have tried high doses of antihistamines but they are no use. I have no rash but do have Lichen Planopilaris treated with hydroxycholaquine pills. Your advice would be useful Thanks Colin





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A couple of weeks now Iv had this itching all over my body! I only usually get it at night when I'm in bed. I especially get itchy round my anus, vagina, bum cheeks and legs. Iv been treated for thrush and scabies but it doesn't seem to be them. I can't sleep at night because the itching is so intense!! Someone help??





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Just going through exactly the same thing, i wen to the doctors as its unbearable, I’ve had bloods taken been given several creams and told to use an antihistamine, as well as being treated for scabies, cos they didn’t want to rule it out, however with there being no rash its hard to know what it is, I’m hoping the bloods come back with something, its so embarrassing when out and about, i can’t sit still, hoe you get an answer soon, if not already?! :-)


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