question-icon

Suggest remedy for severe body itching

default
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: what can be the cause of itching all around the body different areas but consistent, also swelling of lips, around nose above eyes and hands and finally when itching is around arms, legs or large areas their seems to be bumps.
doctor
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please give additional information.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history of itching at the areas as you have mentioned, seemingly bumps, taken Benedryl only and rest.

As per the information you have provided, this looks to be an allergy also called urticaria.

Please tell me a few more details so that I can assist you the most:
- Since when have you got this problem?
- How has Benedryl helped?
- Can you relate this to some reasons like: eating a specific thing or drinking a particular beverage; exposure to dust, pollen, fumes, molds or mildews that started this. Any other thing that you have noticed that instigated or enhanced this problem?
- Is this for the first time or you had it before too?
- Any other relevant point that you would like to share.

IF benedryl is not sufficient to control you may need additional treatment.
I hope this answers your query and please give feedback so that we can discuss further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (3 hours later)
taking benadryl has helped but after a few hours the itching and swelling comes back. as far as eating anything out of the norm nothing new or different. earlier this morning I did feel very short of breath like I had never felt before and my face felt extremely cold, I laid down and it went away when I awoke.
doctor
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need further treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
Since Benedryl is helping you for a short duration of time, this indicates the need for oral steroid in a short course to have symptoms abated.

Feeling short of breath in the morning may be due to the same allergic reaction.
I would advise you to consult your Doctor as the oral steroids need a valid prescription. And he also examines you vitals and ask for the tests and gives a reference for a Dermatologist if He thinks so.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 19191 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest remedy for severe body itching

Brief Answer: Please give additional information. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query. Noted your history of itching at the areas as you have mentioned, seemingly bumps, taken Benedryl only and rest. As per the information you have provided, this looks to be an allergy also called urticaria. Please tell me a few more details so that I can assist you the most: - Since when have you got this problem? - How has Benedryl helped? - Can you relate this to some reasons like: eating a specific thing or drinking a particular beverage; exposure to dust, pollen, fumes, molds or mildews that started this. Any other thing that you have noticed that instigated or enhanced this problem? - Is this for the first time or you had it before too? - Any other relevant point that you would like to share. IF benedryl is not sufficient to control you may need additional treatment. I hope this answers your query and please give feedback so that we can discuss further.