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What causes persistent body itching?

I have developed mild itch all over my body, scalp and face. I noticed some small dark spots on some places which are very few. Earlier, around 2 months back I suffered from fungal infection near groin and inner thighs for which dermatologist prescribed clotrimazole, ketocanazole and fulcunazole and it was cured.Now mild itch started again this time all over body including groin and scrotum. I am 23 years old male.once in a year or two i suffers from such skin problem due to which my inner thighs and butts have become darker.plz suggest some solution
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of persistent body itching which is known as dermatographic urticaria which could be due to increased skin sensitivity and compromised immunity of body. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to:-

- Apply cold compresses to the affected area .

- Avoid sun exposure. Apply broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15.

- Drink plenty of water .

- Take aspirin or acetaminophen for itchiness and burning sensation. Take over the counter anti allergic drug like benadryl or zyrtec .

If symptoms doesn't get better in 3-4 days consult dermatologist for proper examination and treatment. Doctor may prescribe steroids or hydroxychloroquine.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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