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I am experiencing generalized itching more so in my face. This

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I am experiencing generalized itching more so in my face. This has been happening periodically over the last year. Sometimes I itch around my lips and my oral mucosa gets irritated as well.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 5 years ago.
Do you use any hair dye or colour ?
Do you have any associated dandruff ?
Any associated rash over the face ?
Any other relevant medical history ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No I don't have hair dye but I do have synthetic hair braided in my hair at this time and sometimes I wear human hair sewed into my hair. I have not had dye in my hair for over 2 yrs. I do not have dandruff and there is no rash associated with itching. I have a hx. of HTN, hysterectomy, diverticulitis, osteoarthritis in my hands, I had a lap band 2yrs. ago, I also have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 5 years ago.
What medications are you currently taking ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I am currently on norvasc 10 mg q d, metprolol 50 mg q d and I take zyrtec 10 mg daily.
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 5 years ago.
As such itchy skin can be due to following reasons -

Itchy skin that isn't accompanied by a rash is most often caused by dry skin .

Systemic illness

Also your doctor may advise following investigations as well to rule out any systemic cause of itching .

Complete Blood Count
LFT
RFT
Thyroid function

Systemic conditions can often cause itching as a symptom as well.


For further reading
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/itchy-skin/DS00847/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

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