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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>

3 weeks after i had been given 120m of predisone in a 24 hour period,i started getting dizzy spells severe enough that initially i blacked out while driving,needless to say i havent been driving my car,but i still am experiencing very bad dizzy spell

66 year old male. Good to excellent health. Non smoker, non drinker. Slowly deteriorated till all joints were swollen and eventually I became 99% immobile. Diagnosis? Spotless, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. (erlickiosis chaffnesis) Hospitalized, inf

Female patient 39 taking prednisone for asthma. Prednisone 20 mg 4 days on and then one day off/one day onfor8 days. Menstrual type bleeding although not during menstrual period. Severe pelvic cramps and urgency of urination. Swol

I am asthmatic (since I was very little) 36yrs old, took 40mg Prednisone for 8 days - two days later I ovulated and then I started bleeding uncontrollably. Gynae said ovaries failed as blood work tested very low and put me on Duphaston to aid drying

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 have taken Prednisone for severe asthma on many occassions (including IV in hospital for 7 days) and suffered severe abdominal pain. Three years ago a gastroscopy revealed I had Duodenal ulcers and Gastritis, most likely caused from the Prednisilo

I take it when i get poison oak or ivy really bad and it takes it away in like 3 days if im fully broken out and i am highly allergic poison ivy, oak and all of that other stuff like that and this stuff helps me tremendously :-D

I take prednione 10mg : 3 tablets once daily for 3 days,then 2 tablets once daily for 3 days,then 1 tabletonce daily for 3 days, then hallf tablets for 4 days. Prednisone give more energy because I have Refractory Anemia with Ringed oblast

<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>

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.