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    What causes itching throughout the body?

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hi from monday morning onwards my skin itches on ties and shoulders, the whole day i felt like that,
In the evening of same day(monday) i read through google that bed bugs are reason for itches.
I checked my bed there are many bed bugs inside corners.

Problem is that still i am felling itchiness all over body legs, ties, shoulders and it increases
Is this is of bed bugs or any?
There are bumps all over body and i feels like itchy and not able to sleep properly at night.

And one more thing i am staying in PG, recently one month back i came here

help me please. I am very much uncomfortable due to this itchiness and rash all over my body

Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Either insect bite reaction or scabies, upload pics, answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
According to your complaints it could be either insect bite reaction or scabies.
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Moreover answer few questions:
Is itching more during the day time or night time?
Is any of your friends or room mate having itching problem?
Do you have bumps in the genital region?
Kindly revert with answers.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 36 minutes later
1. Actually ithcing all the day and sometimes in night time also..after taking bath it fine for 1 hour and after that again its started itching

2. No other roommates had this problem, I only felt this itches and rashes

3. No i do not have any bumps on genital area, but bumps on ties and legs and shoulders and backside

please suggest me medication
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Looks like urticaria, antihistaminic & calamine lotion

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it looks like urticaria which is an allergic reaction to insect bites, food, any infection in the body or can occur without any cause.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg twice daily and apply calamine lotion on the affected areas twice daily for 7-10 days.
This should subside it.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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