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What causes severe itching and inflammation all over the body?

I have a friend that is having severe pain and burning in both feet. He also has been treated for anemia because of extremely low blood count and is currently being treated for an unknown skin condition in which he complains of severe itching and burning of skin over his entire body. He is using a prescribed steroid cream which is the only thing that relieves the itching and burning. He also complains of chronic fatigue. The doctors has ruled out liver, kidneys, heart...other simpler medical issues but they are all stumped at this point and aren t sure how to proceed. This man is now 69 and has no history of other illnesses. His parents both had high blood pressure and COPD as well. He has always been extremely active and doesn t stop for what most people would when sick or unwell. He has now been in bed for 2 days because of this worsening condition. Anyone have any ideas on what tests might need to be done now? Any suggestions would be appreciated......Thank you for your time and consideration......Sheila Calderon
Mon, 18 May 2015
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symptoms are of peripheral neuritis. it can be nicotine induced or alcohol induced. can be b1,6, 12 deficiency or diabetic neuropathy. so go for diabetic profile. refrain from smoking alcohol. take tab neurobion forte one tablet daily for one month. if diabetes detected then take proper treatment.
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