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What causes itching throughout body, sore throat and peeling on elbows?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I'm a CNA student. 4-5 days after clinicals I stated feeling itchy all over. I also had a sore throat. 2 days after that I notice my elbows peeling. They are sore and hurt when rubbed against my blanket. Its been 11 days since and I am still sick. I also have a fever that come back and fourth. I was around people of all illnesses and I'm concerned that I might have contacted something.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you if you answer following questions please:

1. is anyone else in the family also having similar complaint?
2. did it start after taking some particular food or after going to bed?
3. are you allergic to some food?
4. did such problem occur in past?
5. do you have diabetes, hypertension or any other illness?
6. are you on any medication?
7. is there appearance of rash as well? If yes then please share an image of the rash.
8. does itch specifically occur between fingers digits & groin area?

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (11 minutes later)
I do not have any allergies. No diabetes, and no one at home is feeling like this. I'm not on any medication. Overall I'm a pretty healthy person. 27 years old a little over average weight for my height. this is my first time going through something like this. The skin on my elbows are dry and a bit flaky. It hurts when it's rubbed against my blanket. I get fevers throughout the day with chills. I was itchy throughout my entire body. this is not happening any more. just within the first 2 days.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for getting back with the answers. I have gone through them. There is possibility that it occurred in response to an allergic reaction. If i were your treating doctor then i would have advised following things:

- cetirizine one at night for 2 days
- apply vaseline/lotion on elbow to prevent friction.
- try to avoid dust

Hopefully it will further resolve in 2-3 days. If condition remains same or aggravates then you need to visit hospital and get an appointment for a "Consultant Dermatologist" for further workup.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
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What causes itching throughout body, sore throat and peeling on elbows?

Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you if you answer following questions please: 1. is anyone else in the family also having similar complaint? 2. did it start after taking some particular food or after going to bed? 3. are you allergic to some food? 4. did such problem occur in past? 5. do you have diabetes, hypertension or any other illness? 6. are you on any medication? 7. is there appearance of rash as well? If yes then please share an image of the rash. 8. does itch specifically occur between fingers digits & groin area? I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You