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Continuous itching all over the body for months, worsens at night. Cause?

Ok so I have been itching for about 2 or 3 months all over my body and I m not sure why. It is the worst at night and there are little black dots on my chest stomach arms shoulders legs butt and back practically all over my body. I am African American I have no idea what the problem could be its not a allergic reaction and it s not ecezma
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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From the description it seems, you could be having scabies. Scabies is a mite infection presenting with itchy lesions over body. Itching is worse in night. Similar affliction can also be seen in family members residing under the same roof.
Treatment is single time overnight application of permethric cream all over the body below neck area and intake of oral ivermectin.
Please meet a doctor nearby for prescription.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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