Are you suffering from being itchy all over body? Are you concerned because there is no apparent rash visible on the surface of your skin? Before going into a panic, rule out allergies to soap, fabrics, airborne substances, lotions, and perfumes. This is possible by addressing concerns with your primary care physician, and setting up an appointment to have tests conducted through an allergist.
However, the allergist may find you are not allergic to anything. If this is the case, what could be causing you to feel itchy all over body? You could be dealing with a form of Pruritus, which is a type of localized itching that can occur in one area of the body, as well as throughout the body. Sometimes a rash occurs. Your primary care physician can help determine if this is what’s going on through examinations.
If you are on medications, some of them cause an itchy all over body feeling. More often than not, these medications are related to pain relief. For example, aspirin, codeine, and morphine top the list of medications that cause an itchy all over body feeling for patients taking them regularly for pain management.
Another consideration to take up with your doctor is if you are suffering from a form of dermatitis. If this is the case, it is not uncommon for an itchy all over body feeling to happen, as well as localized itching and redness in certain parts of the body. Some people experience these symptoms on their backs, behind their ears, behind their knees, and in their pelvic area.
Needless to say, this is not a comfortable condition to deal with. However, there are a lot of avenues to explore with your primary care physician and your allergist. Ask a lot of questions, and leave no stone unturned. Each time you experience a new symptom, or if things seem to change as the result of something you eat or drink (or from any other chance you’ve made in your life), make notes in a notebook dedicated to your condition. Tracking these symptoms, as well as what’s happening in your day to day life when they occur, helps your doctor better understand what is happening. When they have a better understanding of what’s going on, they can give you a better diagnosis. They’re goal is the same as yours – to get you as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible.