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Low grade itching
ghenry posted:
I suffer from a low grade itch over most of my body. It had gone on for a couple of years now. No rash. No food or medication tie in that I can isolate. I use dermatologist approved "free" clothes detergent and softener. Seems more intense in genital area but really is an all-over itch. I've tried taking OTC Benadryl, Claritin, etc. No luck.
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear ghenry,

There is no reason to suffer from itching. Many studies show that itching is as deleterious to quality of life as pain.

Have you seen a dermatologist. You may have minor eczema, psoriasis, or a number of other skin ailments that may be simply treated.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
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