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What would be causing extreme itching, mostly feet and hands

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What would be causing extreme itching, mostly feet and hands and all the body?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.


I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

How long it is there? Is there any rash?

Do you have any other disease?

Do you take any other medicine?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I do take Advil for a neck problem I have.
I am unaware of any desease.
This has been going on for over a month keeping me awake at night. No rash but my feet and hands feel very warm.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

Generalized itching may be due to-
Allergy ,
Liver, kidney disease, thyroid disease,
Polycythemia, anemia
sunburn, dry skin
Stress and anxiety etc.

Some allergy or stress may be the factor.

Stop taking Advil and see its effect.

Apply a soothing lotion after bathing to soften and cool the skin.

You may try over-the-counter oral antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

If it does not help you have to contact your doctor to examine and investigate to find out the cause.

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