Itchy body everywhere....

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Hello,yesterday while I was lying in the bed I felt an itch on my right foot which I proceeded to scratch.After few minutes I was bitten by mosquite on my right handwhich I didn't notice because it was dark and I was listening music with headphones on(noticed the spot and mosquite a bit later) ....Soon after I scratched my foot my whole body started randomly itching everywhere but it would never itch on the same spot and old itchy spot would stop itching after I touched it or blowed on it.There are no rashes on the randomly occuring itchy spots.Taking a bath does nothing.

The itches arent really strong they are pretty weak and fell more like tingling and weak itching.

Could it be scabies?I'm not sure but shouldn't scabies itch on the same spot all the time and then spread the itch while they are spreading too?Or I could have early stage of scabies?

I have itchy/tingling sensation under my hair and on my face too.

Any help is appreciated,Thanks!

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    UR doc can test for scabies. UR doc can also treat UR itching with a prec. Stronger than Benadryl . I get the all over itches... I take a pres Hydroxyzine 25 mg. It hits a different histamine pathe than over the counter types. 

    A RX MED from the chrysanthemum plant can treat scabies. It doesn't sound like it. Scabies can only infect u if u have had sexual contact with someone who has. 

    My my docs never did quite find the cause I did all the allergy tests , scabies meds.. And light box. The only thing that finally helped after years of swearing we had bugs in our bed and they only attacked me not my partner . I was fortunate to have a doc that was a pharmacuiducal specialist before a doc. So the hydroxyxyzine finally did the trick. All I need to do is take one and the itching from hell stops in about 15 minutes.

    So ia OTC allergy med may work for u. Also u could be allergic to mosquito bits could be tested for west Nile mosquetos carry. It's a simple blood test.

    i ope some of this info helps and the itch from hell is under control! confused

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      Sorry, but you are incorrect about how Scabies is passed on! It can be passed on by ANY skin to skin contact between an infected individual to another, it can also be passed on by skin contact with an object infested with the mites which cause the disease. Bedding is particularly problematic, which is why you should wash all bedding at 60 degrees to kill off the mites in the affected household. All individuals in the household of an infected individual should also be treated otherwise you will just reinfect each other.

      The symptoms of Scabies can appear several days after infection or contact with the mites in someone previously infected, or, conversely, they can appear several years later in someone never infected before! The mites burrow into the skin in specific places - between the fingers or toes, the base of the buttocks and occasionally behind the ears (other places too but less common) - at these sites the infected person will have the typical scab lines and the most intense itching.

      Aloe Vera gel helps to quell the itch if applied as soon as it starts but you must get an appropriate mite killing drug or the infection will continue.

      Good luck to you both!

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      Thanks all!

      Do scabies always itch on the same place until they spread to other places.

      I'm get itching\tingling sensation on random places and it just lasts for 3-5 secounds and then sensation "teleports" somewhere else. I don't have any rash,only redness from itching the spot sometimes.

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      Hi,

      The itch is specific initially, i.e. at the sites of entry by the mites, but generalised after the mites die off during their natural life span or as a result of them being killed by medication. As they die they release toxins that then spread throughout your bloodstream and get deposited in various places, it is this which causes the itch, therefore the itch is more widespread. And, yes, the itch can 'jump' from one place to another.

      Generally, though, any itch can jump about, it's just that Scabies itching is so much more infuriating and just does not stop! Eventually, though, it will, as all the toxins and dead mites are excreted by your body.

      I think you get some over the counter medications to treat it but prescription medications are better as they are stronger.

      There are some other possibilities to explain the itch, such as Pomphylx (a type eczema) or even types of liver disease, even pregnancy can precipitate all over itching. I would go back to your GP and ask for some blood tests especially if you have no indications of any type of rash or if you have any jaundice.

      Good luck and hope the itch goes away.

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      Hi Susan.. I'm sorry I thought the same thing . My doctor also said that was the only way . So maybe he was not as informed. Thanx confused
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      Hi,

      There are a lot of people in the medical professions who are ill-informed about Scabies, trust me, I work with them!! I believe the lack of knowledge stems from the belief that only 'dirty' people get such conditions as Scabies or head lice, but this is just not true! Any sort of mite or parasite will infect anyone they come into contact with and by which ever means is most effective, they detect body heat and are attracted to it, it really is that simple!

      As a parent and nurse I made a point of looking into these conditions a long time ago so that I was prepared in the event of little visitors from school!!

      Many non-medical people know more about something or other than GPs or specialists because it is in their own best interests to learn as much about their problem as possible. It isn't about showing-off but more about getting the right treatment in a timely fashion. If ever you feel that your opinion is called into question cite your source and shut the misinformed medical person up for good, and relish the look on their face!

      P.S you're welcome.

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    Yes I did,I only have itching/tingling feeling doesnt look like scabies since I didnt touch anybody in 4 weeks and have no rash or extreme itchines.I visited my mother in hospital 3 weeks ago that would be the only place I could got them(if I have them) but then my mother should have them too which she doesnt since she was in that room for 2 weeks.

    I'm starting to think that its some kind of allergic reaction to something or my nerves are playing with me.

    I'll visit a doctor next week probably in case this doesnt stop.

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    It's been 4 days since this thing began and itch hasn't changed it's weaker now and less noticable but I noticed that I would get burning sensation one one itchy spot from preassure(socks) and that my hands have gotten really dry in those 4 days.I scraped the skin on "suspicious" and absorbed under microscope and couldn't see anything.I still dont have any rash and taking a bath or being in warm room doesn't make my itch worse.
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