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Suddenly feeling itchy all over the body

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: September 1, 2020 3:29 PM

Anonymous 7 months

Hello doctor, I am a women in my 20’s and since yesterday i started to feeling itchy suddenly all over my body until today. There is no red patches or my skin is not dry and i’m actually allergic to smoke. Usually my legs will starts to feel itchy 2 weeks after i did my waxing because my hair will grow back but this time hands, stomach, jawline & legs starts to feel itchy. Not to mention that i took cetrizine pill this evening. So, doctor what is my exact problem. Is it something related to my internal organs or its just my body is reacting to the humidity.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Hello. Thank you for your inquiries.

First and foremost, we truly understand you concerns regarding the itchiness that is going on through out the body, stated that you are allergic to smoke, done frequent waxing of leg hairs and had a medication of a Cetrizine pill. The symptoms and general history that you provided may be related somehow. However, there are a few causes of body itching without character of rash and dry skin which includes:

  • Certain allergies or medicine allergies
  • Iron deficiency anemia and other haemotological disorders.
  • Liver diseases such as hepatitis and cirrhosis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney disease - certain toxins that builds up due to failure of kidney to excrete, may cause itching.
  • Nerve disorders
  • Bug bites
  • Malignancy (Cancer) such as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Cetrizine is an anti-histamine medication that mainly used to treat allergies that cause itchy throat, runny nose, and sneezing. Please refer to your nearest doctor if you have the following symptoms:

  • Yellowish discoloration of the skin
  • Swollen lymph nodes around the body
  • Tiredness and lethargy
  • High fever
  • Bluish discolouration of the inner lips or fingers.
  • Sudden weight loss.

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Last Updated: Tue Sep 01 2020 15:29:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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