What could be causing my whole body itching, that seems to get worse with carbohydrates, but with no rash?

Published: April 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing your informative health articles. I have whole body itching and I’m trying to figure out why. What makes it worse is carbohydrates, although I still have it even on a low carb diet. What makes it temporarily better is alkalizing minerals, but these only work for a few hours and then eventually stop working. I’ve tried anti-candida remedies and antihistamines and these did not work. My guess is that something is making my body acidic, perhaps leading to acidosis, and that’s causing the itching. Any idea what that might be and how to stop it? I would appreciate any suggestions.


Without a complete evaluation, I don't know, as it could have numerous causes. Sorry I couldn't be helpful.

Dr T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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