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Itchiness all over body

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: January 12, 2021 1:20 PM
Anonymous 5 days

Hi doctor im a girl and 17 years old…

I currently experiencing an itchiness on my back,nape, left underarm, scalp and especially on my private area,I also had difficulty to sleep due to the itchiness.it had been a couple of months

At first it was on my genitals and it was so itchy that I can’t help but scratch it then it started to swell up and having a rashes, redness. So i took a pain killer, flu/allergy pill,antibiotic and I will put a warm water towel on it for a minute. then in the morning its back to normal so i took the pills and put the warm towel on my genitals for a few weeks then I stopped because I thought its back to normal. (This was around November to December 2020)

Until this month on Jan 2 the itchiness on my vagina is back again and I thought it was because of an eggs that I had for breakfast because the itchiness was back when I ate it so i took the pills and put a warm towel on my genitals, it lasted only for days then back to normal.

Also i noticed I’ve been having an itchiness on my nape, left underarm, scalp and my back. I thought it was due to the shampoo and soap I used so I changed them because I have a sensitive skin but It weirded me out because usually when I experienced allergy to soaps it wouldn’t be this and usually I wouldn’t have a problems with shampoo that caused my scalp to itch so bad that when I took a shower it’ll sting. Also my scalp started to have a scalp flakes, it sting when I took a shower. Sometimes I’ll wake up due to the itch when I sleep…

Then yesterday my genitals started to itch again not only on that part but my scalp,left underarm, nape and back even after I changed my shampoo and soaps. It was so itchy that I couldn’t sleep, I’ll fell asleep then wake up again because of the itchiness … I took the pills and the warm water but it didn’t work this time, there were a rash, bumps, redness and I noticed when I scratched there will be a dust falling off at first I thought it was dust but then it was not it looks like a dead skin or skin flakes? I don’t know how to say it, there’s also feeling of burning, It was so itchy. I don’t have a problem when urinating or pain…

My nape had rash and a burning sensation after I scratched it, my left underarm were red but not painful or have a burning sensation. As for my back it was painful when I took a shower and had a burning sensation…

I don’t know what to do and I’m so worried if it a serious illness, and my school are starting on 20 Jan I can’t go to school like this … Please help me

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 5 days
General Practitioner

Good evening, thank you for reaching out to us.

Based on your statement, we understand your concerns regarding your condition. It looks like you had the problems for a quite some time. We strongly advise you to seek help from a skin doctor (dermatologist) instead of taking medications from pharmacy as this problem keeps coming back and this warrant further examination and investigation from the doctor so that the underlying cause can be found.

There are various reasons why you might be having this issue:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Allergic to food or chemicals
  • Poor hygiene control
  • Insect bite causing reaction
  • Drug reaction to skin
  • Scabies
  • Urticaria

Get that perfect skin with the right skin care.

However this is only our general impression on what caused you to have such condition. You will have to see a doctor to solve your issue.

Alternatively you may contact us on (DoctorOnCall) to have clear understanding and consultation online with our certified doctors. Thank you.


Last Updated: Tue Jan 12 2021 13:20:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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