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I am 34 yrs old & suffering a lot of body itching. How to get rid of it ?

Hello My name is Orlin. I m an average size, weight 140 pounds, I m 34 years old and I ve been suffering a lot of body itching for some reason it has become very common. I ve been suffering this for about 2 years now. and every time I scratch my skin shows swollen marks then the skin turns red and were the scratch is feels very hot and I only feel relief with cold water. Please advice Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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These are two different stories
people with the same itching problems
and on these cases they found releaf
Hope this can be usefull.

I have what I believe is Norwegian crusted scabies; and caught this infestation about 5 months ago. At first I developed 2 crusty lesions on my back that itched and burned. Then they began making long "scratch-like” burrows (where they lay their eggs) mostly on my back, flanks and stomach. I tried many topical medications: permethrin, Kwell, and a home-made sulfur cream. These helped some, but did not rid me of the pests. I developed burrows in my vagina and noticed eggs and black larvae in my stool.( my fiance has been in the medical profession for over 25 years and has a microscope at home which we used to id the mites). Only when I began taking ivermectin did I start to have real relief; but the amount prescribed isn't enough to completely rid me of this infestation. I believe that the amount needed is more like 0.25 milligrams up to 0.5 milligrams per kg of body weight. With the technology that we have today it is ashamed that a mite is allowed to cause such misery.
Comment from: msMED, 25-34 Female (Caregiver)

Published: April 03
I am a medical student. Last October, I developed rashes with intense itchiness at night. As I was rotating in an OBGYN department and allergic to surgical gloves, I didn't pay much attention to it. Eventually, it became noticeable, and the itchiness became worse, which affected my studies. I consulted a dermatologist, and she told me that I had scabies and asked if anyone in my family had ever had it. I told her no. She then told me that the hospital where I'm rotating had an outbreak of scabies. She then gave me lotion to apply every two weeks and loratadine for itchiness. Still, it persists. I sought treatment again. This time, she gave me prednisone and betamethasone cream. After a few days, I noticed a great improvement. The pustules are slowly disappearing, and the itchiness at night is gone.
Answered: Fri, 17 Jun 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hi orlin;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Since you are having itching there are few things to be see-whether you have itching daily or it is some times;whether you get itching at night or morning;also see if there is any rash.It could be a sort of allergy or a skin infection also.Better get examined by a doctor and get prescribed antiallergic like cetrizine/loratidine/or fexofenadine for itching and it will relieve you but for allergy you will have to keep a watch yourself and see if any sort of food/clothes/meat or vegetables which is causing allergy because you will be the best person to judge it.
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
Hallo ,orlin,
Itch is a sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. The itch originating in the skin is known as pruritoceptive and can be induced by a variety of stimuli ,including mechanical, chemical, thermal and electrical stimulation.
Itch is an irritation in the skin that elicits an urge to scratch itches are a common problem and can be localized [ limited to one are of the body ] or generalized [ occuring all over the body ] in some cases.
Avoid soap and apply calamine lotion or Lactic acid lotion on your body.
Apply neem oil before bath and wash with powdered green gram seeds.
Apply coconut oil after bath .
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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