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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Itchy belly

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Abdomen Itch

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced abdomen itch. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Abdomen

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal redness, abdomen itch, scabbed area of the abdomen
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the abdomen:
    abdominal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    This is a long-term, recurring condition but symptoms are manageable with care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  3. 3.Hookworm Infection

    Hookworm infection (sometimes referred to as creeping eruption) is a parasitic infection of the skin. It is most often acquired in tropical climates.

    2-8 Weeks without treatment. About 1 week with prescription medication.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy and red foot, painful rash, itchy rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with hookworm infection:
    itchy and red foot, redness with curvy lines
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Non - Specific Abdominal Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific abdominal rash:
    abdominal redness
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific abdominal rash:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  5. 5.Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on the face, it may affect vision or hearing.

    An episode usually lasts 2-4 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    symptoms of infection, dizziness, fatigue, rash, diarrhea
    Symptoms that always occur with shingles (herpes zoster):
    grouped rash, rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, skin-colored facial bump, painful facial bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  7. 7.Normal Episode of Itchy Skin

    Itchiness is an unpleasant feeling that makes you want to scratch. It is found as a part of many diagnoses, but it can also appear on its own without a particular cause, which is the case in this diagnosis.

    This should get better on its own relatively quickly

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    feeling itchy or tingling all over
    Symptoms that always occur with normal episode of itchy skin:
    feeling itchy or tingling all over
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  8. 8.Liver Failure

    Acute liver failure occurs when the liver suddenly struggles to function properly or stop working completely.

    Treatment depends on the underlying cause of liver failure.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, pain in the upper right abdomen
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  9. 9.Chronic Kidney Disease

    Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal failure, is a disorder caused by gradual loss of kidney function. It is most common in elderly individuals.

    This condition cannot be reversed; however, treatment can delay or stop the disease from worsening.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, decreased sex drive, dry skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Abdomen Itch

  • Q.Is the red area flaky and rough to the touch?
  • Q.Did your symptoms start after you were exposed to nickel (commonly found in jean snaps, metal pens, paper clips, cigarettes, etc.)?
  • Q.Did your symptoms start after you were exposed to glues, fragrances, preservatives, hair dyes, soaps, detergents, or other common household chemicals?
  • Q.Are you allergic to anything?

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Abdomen Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced abdomen itch have also experienced:

    • 5% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 3% Nausea
    • 3% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced abdomen itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced abdomen itch were most often matched with:

    • 57% Hookworm Infection
    • 28% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • 14% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Abdomen
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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