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Severe itching on arms and legs

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severe itching on arms and legs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. DavidI am sorry you are having severe itching.this can come from severe dry skin dermatitis.you might need a thicker moisturizer like lanolin or vasoline or Aquafore moisturizer for your skinyou should see your doctor and see if you have thyroid problems which can cause severe dry skin.you might need a steroid cream to help calm down skin inflammation as well.do you have a GP doctor you can see who can check your thyroid levels?have you tried those thicker moisturizers before?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
can you attach a picture of the rash or itchy spots?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloItching without a rash can indicate severe systemic illness.allergyliver problems or kidney problemsheavy metalsB vitamin deficiencies.Alcohol or other poisonsiron deficiencypolycythemia veryother problems.You need to see your doctor right away.I am a double board certified US doctor and I will always give you safe and correct answers.Find me as needed, Dr. Thomas only.Please click a positive on this post.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
we can't tell anything without a picture