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I have severe itching all over my back, all around my middle

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I have severe itching all over my back, all around my middle of stomach and chest, bottom and legs up to the knees, thighs and arms,please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloItching without a rash can be a sign of serious systemic disease.This needs immediate attention from your GPFirst, the differential to considerLiver or kidney diseaseIron deficiencyPolycythemia veraHidden infectionHidden cancerHeavy metal toxicityDiabetesB vitamin deficienciesAllergiesParasitesGallbladder problemsAutoimmune disease [sarcoidosis].I am assuming you have a GP. If not, or if symptoms are increasing, go to A&EOthers.....Your testing should start with all routine labs, thyroid studies, sed rate, ANA panel and urinalysis.Other labs and tests are based on exam findings and results of initial labs.I would not wait on this, it could be as harmless as allergy, or very harmful. OK, so that is an initial answer….Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.