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Itching Problem

Hello Doctor I have itching problem all over my body since 7 years and I have been taking Levocetrizine 5mg which helps for about 3 days and the itching starts again.. My question is will taking Levocetrizine for 7 years have side effects and what is the best treatment for this itching problem.
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Hello. Do you have any eruptions on skin also? Is there any burning sensation? At what time is the itching most?how is your appetite and thirst?
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there, Use a high-quality moisturizing cream on your skin. Apply this cream at least once or twice daily, concentrating on the areas where itching is most severe... Avoid scratching whenever possible. Cover the itchy area if you can't keep from scratching it. Trim nails and wear gloves at night....Apply cool, wet compresses. Covering the affected area with bandages and dressings can help protect the skin and prevent scratching... Wear smooth-textured, loose cotton clothing. This will help you avoid irritation...Choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes. Be sure to rinse the soap completely off your body. And after washing, apply a moisturizer to protect your skin... Reduce stress. Stress can worsen itching. Counseling, behavior modification therapy, meditation and yoga are some ways of relieving stress....Consult Dermatologist...
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