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Intense itching

Intense itching: Introduction

Intense itching: unpleasant sensation that evokes the desire or reflex to scratch. See detailed information below for a list of 49 causes of Intense itching, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Intense itching: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Intense itching, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Intense itching Treatments

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Stories from Users for Intense itching

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Medications or substances causing Intense itching:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Intense itching as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Intense itching: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Intense itching may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Intense itching

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Intense itching: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Intense itching

The list below shows some of the causes of Intense itching mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Intense itching?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Intense itching. Of the 49 causes of Intense itching that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 41 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Intense itching:

The following list of conditions have 'Intense itching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Intense itching Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Intense itching based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Intense itching:

    Medical Conditions associated with Intense itching:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Intense itching:

    Medications, Dry skin (231 causes), Thyroid disease (18 causes), Severe stress, Anemia (926 causes), Liver disease, Kidney disease, Malignancy, Scabies, Contact dermatitis

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