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Frequent itching of skin (like mosquito bites/pricking sensation...)

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  • Posted By: ashok_christ
  • May 8, 2008
  • 09:20 PM

Hi,
I am frequently disturbed by itchiness that occurs all over my body randomly. It's like mosquito bites/pricking sensation etc and it happens frequently. Can anybody tell me what could be the reason for this. Approached a doctor, who said it could be due to deficiency of Vitamin B12. She has asked me to take Vitamin tablets. Is it a viable remedy to this? If anybody has any idea/view inline to this please do let me know about the same.

Regards

Ashok JC

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  • I doubt it; most likely an allergy, or several different viruses or flea/bug bites, or other meds adverse reactions. Your doctor did not address the issue by not running any blood work. If it's one sided, may be shingles; bull's eye like--lyme disease, any where near your genitals-herpes, all over could also be syphilis...find a new doctor.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • i'd think that it's most likely to be some kind of allergy reaction. Did your doctor test you for B12 deficiency? Try not using soaps, change washing powder etc etc. Try to work out if it could be to do with any chemicals you are using and make sure that's all ruled out.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, Thanks for the reply. Doctor didn't test for any b12 deficiency. Will change my soap and detergent and will see if it works. Regards Ashok
    ashok_christ 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know this probably sounds quite obvious, but are you sure its not just prickly heat? The symtoms you've described sound quite similar to the ones I get, and I randomly get quite bad prickly heat.Good luck finding out what it is anyway!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'd be inclined to believe your doctor, after all they have the medical degree. If your skin isn't dry and/or red along with itchy (not prickly) and sometimes hot, that would be an allergy; with prickly heat you'd get red bumps. If you're not having any visible or temperature-related symptoms it's probably internal and not dermatological at all. Anyway, B12 isn't going to hurt you if you follow your doctor's instructions, so why not give it a shot for a few months and see if it takes care of it?
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  • I'd be inclined to believe your doctor, after all they have the medical degree. If your skin isn't dry and/or red along with itchy (not prickly) and sometimes hot, that would be an allergy; with prickly heat you'd get red bumps. If you're not having any visible or temperature-related symptoms it's probably internal and not dermatological at all. Anyway, B12 isn't going to hurt you if you follow your doctor's instructions, so why not give it a shot for a few months and see if it takes care of it?Actually you do not always get red bumps with prickly heat, they maybe be white, red, black or indented, I would only count out Prickly Heat if the symptoms aren't associated with body temperature increase. And your right taking a good vitamin supplement is likely not to cause you any troubles. Also, a medical degree does not necessarily indicate a 'knows best' stance, if that were the case we wouldn't have malpractice, also if it persisits and your Dr is still not giving you a solution that find a new one.
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  • I went thru this and actually got rid of it...crawling sensation on my face daily.....itchy hands. Over many months it got worse.. crawling all over my head and face and slowly started moving down my body where I started feeling pin *****s. Doctors no help, couldn't find any bugs, long story kept short: My cats which go in and out of the house freely, got mange, I told my vet about the symptoms and she's had it before and it was scabies. Problem is docs couldn't find it because I was always fighting the symptoms and self treating. Shower with menthol selsum blue, bathe with ammonia in the water - kicked scabies behind! Buy tubes of permethrin and Eurax cream online and used both at the same time added clove oil to it sometimes. Ate horse ivermectin. Great relief BUT..Kept getting reinfested, couldn't clean enough, so following vets directions, I left pesticide bombs all over the house and moved out for 3 wks. Kept treating with perm and cleaned new empty apartment daily. Cured!
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