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Experience:  MD Grad Jefferson Medical College 2009. Internal Med intern 2010 & Radiology residency 2011. Husband & father of two.
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Hi, I have been itching all over since Friday..mostly at night.

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Hi,
I have been itching all over since Friday..mostly at night. Tonight the worst..it woke me up. Pls help !
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 1 year ago.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Hello

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Are you having any changes of the skin? Redness, bumps?

Customer:

no rash...no bumps

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

And any distribution to the itchig?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

itching?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Any specific spots?

Customer:

all over

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Is this new bedding? Have you traveled or slept anywhere different than your normal home? Have you changed detergents?

Customer:

No...Im at home...it starts before I go to bed

Customer:

today it did...but for the first time it woke me up

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Do you take any medications or supplements?

Customer:

No medications...usual supplement (protein)...

Customer:

I just had some tea...it calms it a bit...but does not stop the itching

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Ok.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Have you performed any treatment, i.e. over the counter treatments yourself?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

And what other medical conditions (if any) do you have?

Customer:

No because I don't believe its a skin thing...the itching is from d inside and its horrible

Customer:

last 3 days samething...starts around 10pm....

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

And no other medical conditions?

Customer:

today to..but it went and came back...and woke me up

Customer:

could it be high blood sugar or something with the kidney ?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

No, that wouldn't come on acutely and cause itching. Liver problems can cause itching and jaundice

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Scratching does not effect your symptoms? you said it is internal.

Customer:

I meant liver....I am on testosterone therapy...minimum dose1cc cypionate a week

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

What medical conditions do you have for example, why are you on testosterone

Customer:

actually no conditions cause im a fitness trainer so I eat very healthy..but my test was low (ed) so I went on it..

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Ok. You should ideally be seen urgently, for bloodwork including liver enzyme evaluation. If you develop any respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, difficutly swallowing, swelling then it is very imperative that you be seen urgently. If you feel this is not appropriate for you (i can not physically make you go to the ER) then seeing your primary care doctor asap would be the next (but less desirable option) they may provide you with some short-course oral steroid therapy or antihistamine to manage your symptoms while a cause is sought.

Customer:

I have none of those symptons...I happen to do some blood work last Thursday and sugar was 7 and wbc was 3-8 - monocytes13 - eosinophil 5.1 - neuthrophil 1.0 - SGOT 68 - SGPT 71

Customer:

the tea is calming it....weird

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

why did you go to the doctor to have that bloodwork done?

Customer:

btw...I live un Aruba

Customer:

I do always just to check up...I go to a lab..

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

And this has never happened before?

Customer:

no..never!

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

What tea are you using?

Customer:

Moringa

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

When did you start that tea?

Customer:

just now...I read it cures a lot so I tried it last night and it calmed it....but the itching comes back

Customer:

during the day nothing...at night it starts

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

and have you changed your diet at all or laundry detergent, soap etc

Customer:

I cant answer for sure but I will check 3morrow since I work at a hotel spa....so they might. So you don't think its the liver or blood sugar? I must say I did loose 8lbs since februari....out of nowhere

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

No, not regarding your bloodwork - however I still feel you should be seen for a physical examination.

Customer:

ok ...I will do that....and get back to you. Thank you..

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

You need to see if you can find out about detergents.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

That would be the likely cause of bodywide itching, however despite your bloodwork being as it is just recently, you need a reevaluation, not just at a bloodwork lab.

Customer:

ok..will ask 2morrow about that...if they did change detergents..what can I do to stop the itching except warn them ?

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Oatmeal baths or calamine lotions

Customer:

ok Doc

Customer:

have a good night

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Have a good night. If you want to discuss this more please feel free. If you accept my answer, please choose accept / 3-5 rating.

Customer:

gotta wake up in 2 hours...and I guess I have to do the physical...so will do that. tx again!

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