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Do You Itch All Over?

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Itching is a common reason for people to see an allergist. Many of those with itching have a rash, others do not. Some people suffer from itching for many years, while others have symptoms for only a few days or weeks. So, what causes an itch to occur? Why do some people itch from head to toe, while others itch only in certain areas?

Of the patients I see in my clinic for itching, I am able to find a cause in the majority. Even better, I can prescribe treatments to make the itch lessen, and in many cases, go away completely. If you, or someone you know, has a problem with itching or a rash that won't go away, read the following articles, then see your doctor. You too can be itch free in no time!

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