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967999 tn?1247546522

Itchy Skin

I have really itchy hands, feet, face, and neck. It really bothers me. Ive had these symptoms for years now
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Itchy skin that isn't accompanied by other obvious skin changes, such as a rash, is most often caused by dry skin (xerosis). Other conditions cause itchy skin as well. Skin conditions like psoriasis,dermatitis,eczema and hives, internal diseases like liver and kidney disorders,diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, irritation and allergic reactions to chemicals,wool,soaps,cosmetics and certain foods  can cause itchy skin.

You can apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area. Oral antihistamine, such as Benadryl can also be used. You should take a comfortably cool bath and wear smooth-textured cotton clothing. Covering the affected area with bandages and dressings can help protect the skin and prevent scratching. You should choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes and use a mild, unscented laundry detergent when washing clothes, towels and bedding.

Pls take a second opinion from a dermatologist if the symptoms persist. He/She will start with the specific medications. If an internal disease is found, whether it's kidney disease, iron deficiency or a thyroid problem, treating that disease often relieves the itch.Lastly,Phototherapy can also be tried.

I hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.kind regards.

967999 tn?1247546522
Thank you. I was looking at some other forums and im thinking of trying Chlor-Trimeton. Som epeople that have had the same symptoms say they use it and it works.
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