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Symptoms of Itching

Symptoms of Itching: Introduction

Itching generally stimulates a strong desire to scratch the area that itches. Itching may occur alone without other symptoms. Symptoms that do accompany itching vary depending on the underlying cause.

Common symptoms that occur with allergy-related itching include rash, runny nose, sneezing, hives, rash and red eyes. Symptoms of food allergies that can cause itching include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Symptoms of life-threatening complications of allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis and allergic purpura, include wheezing, shortness of breath, swollen joints, bloody stool, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, confusion and shock.

Other symptoms that occur with itching may include yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) and cheesy vaginal discharge.

Complications of itching and scratching include inflammation, open breaks in the skin, and a secondary bacterial infection or fungal infection of the surrounding skin and tissues. This is called cellulitis and can be potentially serious....more about Itching »

Symptoms of Itching

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Itching. This signs and symptoms information for Itching has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Itching signs or Itching symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Itching may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Itching symptoms.


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