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Both my bf and myself have had itchy skin for weeks.

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Both my bf and myself have had itchy skin for weeks.
Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: It seems worse at night
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No

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Sorry to hear about this

Which area is the most itchy?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Middle of the body

Thanks for the details

Any rash or just itching?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My two teenage daughters had something similar in the summer
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Slightly raised bumps but no cluster just one or two on arms, underarms and on legs. Worst is around the middle of our bodies

Thanks for the details

This is most like scabies which you are suffering and also your partner

You need to use topical Permethrin cream

This has to be used by all family members

This will get better with Permethrin

You can also take an anti-histmaine like Loratadine to reduce the itching

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My own doctor said it was prickly heat but we couldn’t both have that together
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can I buy that over the counter

No it does not seems like a prickly heat

It seem like scabies to me

It is available over the counter as 1% cream

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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