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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 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 might need a steroid cream to help calm down skin inflammation as 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