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I have itchy skin with no rash all over my body but mostly

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I have itchy skin with no rash all over my body but mostly face head and neck. I have a high cholesterol level, not sure if that is making it worse. I have had itchy skin for years.
Dear customer
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort due to this itching.I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions:
The symptoms you have described of itchy skin with no rash all over body especially face head and neck is suggestive of skin disease known as eczema(Dermatitis).
A hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) occurs in the skin, causing inflammation. The inflammation causes the skin to become itchy.
This does not seem to be related to your high cholesterol level.
The following will help you greatly:Take tablet benadryl once a day.Apply cream containing hydrocortisone.If the area is large then apply Calamine lotion.This will reduce the itching greatly.All these medications are available at your counter without any prescription.
If still after this,the symptoms persists,then you need to make an appointment with your skin doctor to have tests like:elimination-type tests,Radioallergosorbent test (RAST).It is a blood test done to see whether there is true allergic reaction.
This will find out the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.
So as of now I advise you to take the above described medications.It will help you greatly in providing relief from this itching.
Hope this helped.
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