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GA-JA continual itch. mainly back but other at times.

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continual itch. mainly back but other at times.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 4 years ago.

Dr. P Jyoti :

I am Dr. P. Jyoti, MD. I promise to use my full experience and knowledge to provide answers specific to your question. Feel free to ask me anything.

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hello would you like to chat on this?

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How long have you been having this?

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Dr. P Jyoti :

The most likely cause for this is dry skin or Xerosis. This often occurs in the elderly, and is likely for you.

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this can often be tackled by some simple steps - take care to apply moisturizing lotions regularly, do not use too much of hot baths or showers, always be careful to apply moisturizing lotions after a bath, use moisturizing soaps.

Dr. P Jyoti :

There are also systemic causes of such itching. Itching is often the first symptom of liver diseases. Itching can also occur in kidney diseases, blood disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders and rarely cancers.

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Another possibility is contact dermatitis. In this, the itching is associated with rash.

Dr. P Jyoti :

Hence you should consult a doctor to have all these conditions ruled out. You should discuss about blood tests for these conditions. This symptom of itching requires that you have a full medical check up.

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Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

I trust my answer has helped you gain more knowledge and confidence about your problem and in knowing what to discuss with your doctor.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

sorry for unavoidable deiay. itching accompanied by s lightly sore mouth and throat.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 4 years ago.
Hello Bryan,

The soreness of throat and mouth is probably unconnected.

However, conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders, etc may cause both these symptoms.

Hence you need to see your doctor for this.

Till you get to the doctor, try with moisturizing lotions as advised.

You can also take tab Alavert 10 mg once daily (OTC) which will help with this itching.

But see your doctor at the earliest appointment you can manage.

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Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 4 years ago.
Hello Bryan,

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