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Itchy skin

today when I took a shower, my legs,thighs, and part of my arms started to itch. why? Also later on during the day I kept on itching. Why is this? I always use jergens lotion and I never used to get this. (i do take hot showers though, but this is the first time I'm itching like crazy)
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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
These symptoms can be due to allergies or dermatitis skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.
For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used, whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid. But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist. Symptoms  can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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