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What causes severe itching in the upper body?

my husband is suffering with severe itching only on the upper part of his body - arms, chest, neck and back of which is resulting with a lot of bleeding. Could this be an allergy? He was prescribed an antibiotic in the past, however, it has not cleared up at all. would appreciate any information. thanks.
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. and allergic reaction--especially to something that is more felt on the upper body such as soaps and laundry detergents--are quite common. But not bleeding which is a very very serious symptom.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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