Dermatology Community
53.6k Members
Avatar universal

Itchy skin, no rash

I have been experiencing itchyness for almost 12 months now, it started on my feet, has spread to other areas, including genitals, back, chest, stomache.  I have seen the best Dermatologist in RI, also asked my brother who is a dermatologist in California.  I went for an allergy test, everything came back negative.  I do not really know what else to do.  What would you suggest?

This discussion is related to Itchy all over.
1 Responses
563773 tn?1374250139
Itchy skin without any rash can be due to xerosis or dry skin which can happen because of hot or cold weather with low humidity levels, long-term use of air conditioning or central heating, and washing or bathing too much.
Other causes include internal diseases like liver and kidney disorders, diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, irritation and allergic reactions to chemicals, wool, soaps, cosmetics and certain foods .

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. Also choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes and use a mild, unscented laundry detergent when washing clothes, towels and bedding. If the symptoms persist then please get evaluated for diabetes, thyroid diseases and iron deficiency anemia. I hope it helps. Take care and God bless.

Have an Answer?
Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions