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PRURITUS Symptoms and Causes

What is itching?

Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but it is different. Often, you feel itchy in one area in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may also have a rash or hives.

What causes itching?

Itching is a symptom of many health conditions. Some common causes are

  • Allergic reactions to food, insect bites, pollen, and medicines
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin
  • Irritating chemicals, cosmetics, and other substances
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver, kidney, or thyroid diseases
  • Certain cancers or cancer treatments
  • Diseases that can affect the nervous system, such as diabetes and shingles
What are the treatments for itching?

Most itching is not serious. To feel better, you could try

  • Applying cold compresses
  • Using moisturizing lotions
  • Taking lukewarm or oatmeal baths
  • Using over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or antihistamines
  • Avoiding scratching, wearing irritating fabrics, and exposure to high heat and humidity

Contact your health care provider if your itching is severe, does not go away after a few weeks, or does not have an apparent cause. You may need other treatments, such as medicines or light therapy. If you have an underlying disease that is causing the itching, treating that disease may help.

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<span style='color: #808080;'><b>Describe Your Pruritus generalised from ZOSTER (ZOSTAVAX) 2009 Experience Here: 62 yr old female immunized with Zostavax 1/24/2011. Evening of 2/9/2011 itchy welts on</b>

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Child has had problems with strattera and fluoxetine mixing what could they be?

I developed a rash on all extremities that itches like crazy. People started commenting that I had goose bumps all the time and I been taking Benicar for about 1 month exactly before the rash appeared.

I was on 20 mg from age 13-18 and it completely stunted my pubertal growth. I didnt grow an inch AND I hit puberty very late. I have very very short legs, arms, and fingers. This medicine is garbage. It also caused gonadal atrophy, so now I can barle

I'm 18 and was prescribed fluoexitine as a way to gain control of my volatile mood swings and depression. Initially before going on the drug I was skeptical that it was the best thing for me. I was taking two tablets a day and had intense side effect

I'm on my 5th day taking 20 mg of fluoxetine. Is it known to make you cry? I've gone from a practical inability to cry to crying often. Is this a normal side effect?

It really helped me and i love being free of stress.life is to short to live with anxiety every day.FLUOXETINE was the first and the best for me.

Itching above, below and around the eyes. Redness on eye lids and below. Upper eyelid swollen .

My chest has grown since being on Fluoxetine, however i am also on the pill and i know that is partially why, but i'm wondering if Fluoxetine could be also responsible?

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Hi , I also took sinnat 250 cause i have something big in my neck ,after i took Zinnat ,i didn't complete the course , i felt Pruritus, also headache ,dry mouth ,do not feel hungry , i don't like this medicine

I had a severe sore-throat and my doc prescribed clarithomycin. two doses later i have sever pruritus and vomiting.

The itching is called pruritus &amp; is a common side effect associated with StrongOpiate inegstion. Although if you are scratching, as bad as stated I would stay away from the meds as best you can &amp; inform your doctor. Although

PRURITUS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.