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    Dry Skin and Itching - When to Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor if any of the following symptoms are present:

    • You itch all over your body but there is no obvious cause or rash.
    • Itching is so bad that you cannot sleep, and home treatment is not helping.
    • Your skin is badly broken from scratching.
    • You see signs of infection, including:
      • Increased pain, swelling, redness, warmth, or tenderness.
      • Red streaks extending from the area.
      • Discharge of pus.
      • Fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher with no other cause.
      • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

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