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Severe itching, hives on body, no relief with cortisone. CT scan did not show Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cause of itch?

hI MY NAME IS SHERERICA AND IN FEB I WAS DIAGONOSED WITH HODGIKINS LYMPHOMA . iN JUNE OF THIS YEAR I HAD A PET SCAN AND IT WAS CLEAN NO SIGNS OF LYMPHOMA. MY TREATMENT WAS 6 MTHS ABVD. TWO WEEKS AGO I HAD A CT SCAN DONE AND IT WAS ALSO FIND....BUT NOW I HAVE THIS ITCH THAT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY I AM ITCHING EVERYWHERE AND I HAVE LITTLE BUMPS LIKE HIVES ON ME. MY ONCOLOGIST IS NOT IN TOWN THE COVING DOC PRESCRIBED HYDROXINE AND TOLD ME TO GET CORTISONE AND I DID BUT IAM STILL ITCHING. HE TOLD ME HE DOES NOT THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE HOGDKINS ,GIVING THE FACT I JUST HAD A GOOD CT......IT ALL STARTED WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKES MESQUITO BITES, THE BITES OR BUMPS TURNED HARD AND VERY ITCHY WITH A DOT IN THE MIDDLE LIKE A BITE AND THEY WERE IN DIFFERENT SPOTS ON MY BODY AND THEY LASTED FOR LIKE A WEEK AND LEFT SPOTS AFTER THEY HEALED. THEN THE HIVES STARTED POPPING UP AND THE ITCHING EVERYWHERE...... I TRY NOT TO THINK NEGITIVE, BUT I DONT EVERY WANNA GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH 3 MONTHS AGO ..... I HAVE FAITH....BUT IM STILL HUMAN PLEASE HELP......
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic
i uhderstand what amount of suffering you had during last 3 months
please try local application of calamine lotion and phexophenadine tablets(60mg) two times daily
you also test your urine for bile salts.. if present you can do other liver function tests and use cholesteramine tablets for relief of itching after consulting your doctor
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
Answered: Wed, 11 Sep 2013
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