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Random itching throughout body. Allergy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:i just had query regarding the issues i m facing currently
Doctor:Sure, go ahead
User:actually i get Random itching throughout my body
User:this happens randomly
User:anytime during the day
User:even at night
User:it stays for sometime and gets back to normal automatically
User:please let me now how this can be cured?
Doctor:How long have you had this problem?
User:i have been facing from past 1 month
Doctor:Is your skin dry?
Doctor:Do you also have some kind of rash?
User:i am sorry, i didnt excatly understood rash
Doctor:Any redness or some kind of swelling?
User:i mean the redness happens when i scrach while itching, otherwise no such rash
Doctor:Ok, XXXXXXX. I think its a combination of dryness and some kind of random allergy
Doctor:For the dryness, you'll need to use a thick moisturizer after you take a bath. Also dont use very hot water and dont take long baths
Doctor:You can also use Oilatum solution in your bucket of water, 2 capfuls in 1 bucket
Doctor:If you still have no relief, you can put calamine lotion wherever there is itching
User:i have bath just with cold water
User:i have stopped using hot water long back
Doctor:The water should be lukewarm
User:and i just heard from some of my friends dat this happens due to change in climate/environment
User:is it so?
User:and i also have some skin problem, for which i have been following doctors prescription
Doctor:Thats why I told you take care of the dryness and put calamine lotion locally
Doctor:Which skin conditions
User:can that be the cause for the itching?
Doctor:You will have to tell me the diagnosis and the treatment that you are recieving
User:currently i am not having the prescription details with me,
Doctor:You can log in later and tell me
Doctor:Till then, try the suggestions I gave you
Doctor:You'll be relieved
User:sure, but the doctors are randomnly assigned
User:how should i get in touch with you
Doctor:Just come on chat and ask for Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:Or email the details to me at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:In the subject line, write "Attention to Dr. Aparna"
User:also i just want a suggestion, you asked to use moisturizer, can you suggest some good ones
Doctor:I think olive oil is a good one
Doctor:and Venusia cream. Both are good
Doctor:You'll get both at a local chemist
Doctor:Use any one
User:ok, i need to apply it on entire body?
Doctor:But put it on when your body is still damp
Doctor:Its cumbersome
Doctor:Thats why I suggested Oilatum solution
Doctor:Take 2 capfuls and add to your bucket of water
Doctor:It'll take care of the dryness
Doctor:You dont have to put moisturizer then
User:i just need to ask for Oilatum solution to the chemist or is there any specific prescription
Doctor:You will just need to ask for it
Doctor:Its not a prescription drug
User:ok, thanks alot will try,
User:for how long should i use it?
Doctor:Till the winters last
Doctor:Say february or early march. you'll be fine soon. dont worry
User:oh great, thanks alot for your help
User:will get back to you if any queries
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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