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Itching Skin

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  • Posted By: airdancer
  • October 8, 2006
  • 11:50 PM

Hi! I am a 20 year old female. For the past few months, I have been contantly itchy all over my body, from head to toe. Even my eyelids itch! There is no rash, redness, bumps, or any other physical componant. I have been to my doctor about this several times and he has done numerous blood tests and physical examinations and can't find anything else wrong with me and is therefore perplexed as to what is causing the itching. I tried using a very mild bodywash in the shower(Cetaphil) with a very mild lotion(again Cetaphil), so I don't think it's externally caused. Otherwise I appear to be very healthy. Does anyone have any experience with this or any ideas about what might be causing this or what I could do to make it go away? It is so annoying and driving me crazy!

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  • Hey hows the itching?What seems to aggravate your itching? anything like water (showers, swims in the ocean etc..), time of day perhaps? or is it just constant?
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  • HI~Have you had a chest x-ray?I had severe itching (so much that I'd be literally clawing at my skin) for 6 months until finally being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1X_What_is_Hodgkins_disease_20.aspItching is a common symptom of Hodgkin's.
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