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Itchy Skin

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 9, 2006
  • 06:47 PM

I am 50 year old Asian Lady. I have itchy skin from head to toes and it is realy realy bad ( I have tried different shower Gels and Moisturisers and nothing has helped). I don't get any rash or blisters. I did have fungal infection of the vagina about 2 years ago (which took a year for the doctor to diagnose) I was given three courses of antibiotics which seems to have cleared that about 75%. My blood count keeps going down and the doctor keeps prescribing Iron tablets (I have been on the iron tablets for 6 weeks this time).

I don't know if the blood count is related to the itchy skin or not. The blood count goes down if i don't take the iron tablets.

I have lost confidence in My GP and i don't know what to do as it is very embarrasing and very uncomfortable.

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  • My mother is 86 and has kidney failure. Do any of you know what to do about the horrible itching ??? it is driving her crazy. thank you DIanne C.
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  • HiVaginal yeast infection needs a fungal medicine like flucanazole. Definitely not anti biotics which increase the infection, in fact might also have been the actual cause of your yeast infection. You need to change docs. The itching could be part of the yeast infection spreading. Get some yeast treatment right away and stay off antibiotics, sugar and also get your sugar levels tested pleaseWhen my yeast levels are high which I can make out by an aggravation of vaginal itching, the rest of the skin is also more irritable.all the best
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2006
    • 01:46 PM
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  • I also have the same symptoms and I am 3 months away from 50. I also take iron tablets. My skin is itchy and I do not have any rashes or blisters.Have you had any luck with answers to this problem?I am 50 year old Asian Lady. I have itchy skin from head to toes and it is realy realy bad ( I have tried different shower Gels and Moisturisers and nothing has helped). I don't get any rash or blisters. I did have fungal infection of the vagina about 2 years ago (which took a year for the doctor to diagnose) I was given three courses of antibiotics which seems to have cleared that about 75%. My blood count keeps going down and the doctor keeps prescribing Iron tablets (I have been on the iron tablets for 6 weeks this time). I don't know if the blood count is related to the itchy skin or not. The blood count goes down if i don't take the iron tablets.I have lost confidence in My GP and i don't know what to do as it is very embarrasing and very uncomfortable.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 11:05 PM
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  • I also have the same symptoms and I am 3 months away from 50. I also take iron tablets. My skin is itchy and I do not have any rashes or blisters.Have you had any luck with answers to this problem?I am 50 year old Asian Lady. I have itchy skin from head to toes and it is realy realy bad ( I have tried different shower Gels and Moisturisers and nothing has helped). I don't get any rash or blisters. I did have fungal infection of the vagina about 2 years ago (which took a year for the doctor to diagnose) I was given three courses of antibiotics which seems to have cleared that about 75%. My blood count keeps going down and the doctor keeps prescribing Iron tablets (I have been on the iron tablets for 6 weeks this time). I don't know if the blood count is related to the itchy skin or not. The blood count goes down if i don't take the iron tablets.I have lost confidence in My GP and i don't know what to do as it is very embarrasing and very uncomfortable.
    frustrated 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 11:11 PM
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  • I am anemic. I also had Hodgkin's Lymphoma and one of the symptoms I had was a deep itching. Go this website and check for other symptoms: http://www.lymphomainfo.net/lymphoma/symptoms.html. Before you get scared, Hodgkin's is one of the most CURABLE cancers there are, especially if caught in the early stages. Best wishes and let me know if you find the cause. GP - St Louis, MO I am 50 year old Asian Lady. I have itchy skin from head to toes and it is realy realy bad ( I have tried different shower Gels and Moisturisers and nothing has helped). I don't get any rash or blisters. I did have fungal infection of the vagina about 2 years ago (which took a year for the doctor to diagnose) I was given three courses of antibiotics which seems to have cleared that about 75%. My blood count keeps going down and the doctor keeps prescribing Iron tablets (I have been on the iron tablets for 6 weeks this time). I don't know if the blood count is related to the itchy skin or not. The blood count goes down if i don't take the iron tablets. I have lost confidence in My GP and i don't know what to do as it is very embarrasing and very uncomfortable.
    notcrazylikethat 2 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 11:55 PM
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