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What causes severe itching on the legs and back?

severe itching mostly on legs and my back, had blood tests done for foods and internal such as thyrode fibromylgia liver, says all are normal. I think it is a food related. what can I take beside benyadol , I take 2 of these at least once a day, the itching always gets worse at night time.
Sat, 30 Mar 2019
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Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of severe itching on legs and back which seems to be due to many reasons like

- contact dermatitis
- sensitivity to sunlight
-side effects or certain medicines
- allergic reaction
- systemic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to take anti-inflammatory medication such as Zyrtec one a day and maintain proper personal hygiene. Apply cold compresses to reduce the itchiness and inflammation. Avoid touching or pricking rashes and apply calamine lotion to soothe them. You should consult dermatologist for proper examination. Doctor may order skin patch test , blood test and physical examination. Doctor may prescribe corticosteroid ointment , antibiotics , anti inflammatory and immunosuppressants .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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