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Itchy sensation over neck, chest, scalp, thighs, legs. Causes for symptoms?

Sharp, itchy sensation all over body, no goosebumps or rashes at all or prickly heat. I started to get random sharp, prickly, itchy sensations all over my body over the past few days, but this morning the minute I sat down at my desk at work it to became a frequent come and go sensation in different areas all over my body. My neck , chest , scalp , thighs, legs, shoulders, just throughout my body. I don t understand it. Can you help me figure out why this is happening? Could it be a VIT D dificiency? Anxiety? Neurological? What?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your query
I think you have an allergic symptoms after exposure to allergen. You just recall the previous 24 hrs incidence and if possible try to identify that allergen. You should have desloratidine 5 mg daily and look for improvement. If it persists even after 5 days then you should consult your physician because there are mainy causes of generalised itching all over the body like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, urticaria. You should undergo some investigations then for proper evaluation and treatment.
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Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Shailja Puri 's  Response
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Itching all over the body usually occurs secondary to another underlying systemic disease. Skin problems usually cause localized itching.
Itching all over the body can be due to:
1. Drug reaction
2. Iron defeiciency
3. Liver disease
4. Kidney disease
5. Thyroid dysfunction
6. Polycythemia
7. Contact dermetitis
8. Cancers

I advice you to visit your physician and get your investigations done: Hemogram, liver, kidney & thyroif function tests done. You should get your X-ray and ultrasound done to find out the exact cause of the itching.

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Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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