I have had this problem for a few years now unexplained itching no rash or nothing i take a bath rub lotion take deep breaths and relax.I think its just poor blood circulation as a teen i noticed it after walking home in the cold i started to icth im 30 now and its worse but relaxing and massage help with circulation try focusing on what helps your blood circulate it does help me stop itching if i cover my skin completely relax and massage my skin.I pray we all get some relief.....This is crazy
My all-over underskin itching started about 27 years ago (there was absolutely no rash but hives and whelps would pop up everywhere that I scratched). Shortly after the itching and hives and whelps began, I developed severe adult onset asthma. I suffered through chronic asthma, bronchitis, itching with hospitalization after hospitalization and Ochner's care. In 1998, after a 13 year bout with these problems, and trying to figure out what on earth had changed in my life that could have brought on these symptoms, it dawned on me that I had been ingesting and had become addicted to Aspertame usage -- I was drinking multiple diet sodas daily, I was cooking and baking with Equal sweetener. Anything that had aspertame in it to reduce calorie intake, I was buying and ingesting! At that time, I quit drinking the sodas and quit ingesting Equal and aspertame all together. Shortly after that, I began weaning myself off of the daily 7 medications (including four inhalers) prescribed to me to try to keep my asthma from killing me. About six months after discontinuing the Equal and aspertame, I was completely off of all asthma meds! HOWEVER, the itching has continued even up to today. I itch under the skin from my head to my toes. Sometimes it becomes almost unbearable, bringing me to tears. Hot showers (I mean REALLY hot showerss) relieve the itching temporarily but I have to bathe myself in lotions and creams each morning (I cannot sleep with lotions on my skin at night) to avoid my skin drying. There are times that my feet itch so badly, I have to draw a small tub of hot water and just sit with my feet in it until the itching ceases. This morning, I awoke with severe itching of my hands and between my fingers. I rubbed the skin (not deliberately but in desperation) off between my right forefinger and middle finger. Now I will have to but an antibiotic cream on it. As always, I have no rash, and whelps and hives are now very, very rare, and I have no flaking or any type of skin appearance change. Just under-skin itching that is not relieved by scratching. I do have almost constant itching in my external genital and rectal area (embarrassing, but I feel it important to point this out in this forum). I have discussed this with my doctor, but my statements are generally ignored and questions are met with looks of not understanding. It can be frustrating. Since there is no rash or skin problem I don't really think doctors know what to suggest other than antihistamines which I don't want to start taking.
It is my firm belief that this is a nerve ending problem. I am not sure what, if anything, can be done about this. I don't take antihistamines but am considering beginning to take Zyrtec or Allegra, after reading the comments on this forum, to see if these will help. I am just not a big fan of taking medications unless I need them to stay alive, as I did all of those asthma meds. I just hope that one day, the medical scientists and researchers and even doctors will realize that this is a severe problem for those of us who suffer and will attempt to help us more than they do.
Hi! I have the same problem; however, learned through someone else how to fix the problem. First: STAY AWAY from benedrly and other products that contain antihistamines. I, like you, used benadryl and other things thinking it was my allergies. Second: Drink MORE WATER. Thats it. Watch how the itching goes away. I promise you this will work. I break out itching like a tweeker all the time and then realize that I haven't had enough water. Please try this. Dont waste money or time seeing a doctor. Water will cure you.
My 17 uear old son had very high IGE level with terrible itching last summer. Tried multiple allergy pills at high doses without success. He now gets monthly Xolair injections from doctor specializing in allergies and asthma. He no longer needs any allergy pills (after 13 years of taking zytec twice a day) and is doing great.
it's an allergy, most likely a chemical induced. Read TILT by claudia Miller, get a delayed chemical testing, it's a cycle, it takes up to two weeks for hives to show up and dr's do not test for delayed reactions. Stop taking dyes, stop ingesting nasty chemicals, stay off meat --they wll go away and then you can reintroduced things back in and figure out what does it
Hi all -i had the same problem 2 mouths ago and i discovered something unbelievable , it was from Aspartam !!
and here some Aspartame Side Effects according to Lendon Smith, M.D.
Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma
for more details here the link :
...Btw !! maybe you dont use it directly but somehow you got it from chewing gums and concentrated milk !
i feel good now disconnecting all products containing Aspartam and drinking toomuch water , no need for medicament !
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I can sympathize with all of you. My itching started about 6 months ago and nothing helps it. I agree with everything you said and I think it's about time the doctors start to take this seriously. Maybe a doctor will get the itch and understand what we are going thru. I also have numbness and tingling in my toes and I also had shingles in October that lasted 2 months and required shots of lidocaine in my spine to stop the pain. Lidocaine patches also helped. I'm also wondering if the shingles had something to do with the onset of this itch. I've written down many remedies I read here, but doubt they will help as we are all still itching. God bless you all and I pray for an anser to our itches.
Hi. My mom has been experiencing many of the symptoms that I have read on this site. You said that you began experiencing the itching for 6 months, which is how long my mom has had the itching. She lives in Northern Las Vegas. What part of the U.S. do you live in?
If you have thrush, you need to look into a diet that eliminates yeast (candida)— no alcohol, sugar, bread. If you've taken antibiotics, then repopulating the gut with beneficial bacterias (probiotics) is a must, and it should be done on a daily basis. You can pick up probiotics in the refrigerated section of a good health food store.
Also, besides diet, working with supplements that rid the body of yeast is important. I use caprylic acid, olive leaf extract and L glutamine. I've had live blood analysis done and can see it really helps rid the body of yeast.
I have Morgellons disease. The symptoms are intense itching, biting, stinging and crawling sensations on the skin which can be accompanied by rash or lesions and a host of other problems. I'm not suggesting that everyone on this thread has this illness, (which is currently unrecognized by the current medical establishment), but I have found a way to control the symptoms using diet and supplements that may be applicable to all of you. Here are my questions and suggestion to you…
Are you eating genetically modified foods? Many will probably not even know about genetic modification, but the few studies done have shown catastrophic health consequences. If you are eating foods that are processed, have multiple ingredients, contain soy, corn, canola oil, these would be foods that have been genetically modified. Sugar, is now a genetically modified ingredient and comes from beets, yet they never give you the source of sugar ingredients on labels. Also, ingredients labeled with names like maltodextrin, fructose and any other name that doesn't describe a real food, is likely to be genetically modified or extremely bad for you. One thing research has shown is that GMOs can lead to severe histamine (allergic) reactions...itching. One poster has mentioned Aspartame which is highly dangerous and should not be in the diet.
Follow diet with detoxification of the body. A lot of juicing with organic vegetables. Food is medicine. The obvious culprits to eliminate our sugar, alcohol and carbohydrates from products like bread. I find with my own symptoms that eating sugar or bread products will cause the symptoms of itching to come back.
Yeast and fungal overgrowth in the system (Candida) is another possible source of itching. Going on an anti-candida diet with the use of supplements can knock this back (I use olive leaf extract, caprilic acid, and L-gluamine).
There is a fantastic video that I try to follow as a model for how I eat. I don't think I can post links, so Google: Tedtalk Dr. Terry Wahls. Dr. Wahls healed her MS with this diet and she was crippled in a wheelchair, so there is something to be said for food as medicine.
I have a site and you can Google: Morgellons disease awareness
You can look at the diet and pH link. At the bottom of the page there are some downloadable charts that give you the names of hidden genetically modified ingredients in food products and a chart for balancing pH which helps with itching symptoms.
The other thing I'd be curious about, is vaccinations. Has anyone noticed onset of symptoms after having a vaccination? What they are calling auto immune diseases are often triggered by vaccinations that have live viruses in them as well as other toxic ingredients. Some vaccinations contain human diploid cells (from aborted fetuses)—an ingredient that is never mentioned. Introducing a foreign DNA into the body can trigger an autoimmune reaction whereby the body reacts to a foreign invader. This is possibly linked to why genetically modified products are causing health issues. They are using foreign bacteria and viruses in genetic engineering, and these bacteria are found in the body after ingesting them.
So that's my two cents…I wish you all luck.
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I can sympathise with those that itch. A week after leaving hospital in 1997 after very radical abdominal surgery I started with a general itching over my body. It has continued ever since but sporadically. Sometimes my legs burn and itch for days at a time,sometimes my mid chest, sometimes, thighs, arms and a pricking itch on my face - especially at night. By close observations of the timing of the itch, as it comes and goes, I have established that it is related to small bowel (jejunum) movements (peristalsis). Various theories I have entertained are; adhesions after the op as I am quite tender to deep abdominal pressure, candidal overgrowth after repeated penicillin courses for another problem and during surgery in hospital, transfer of the immune reaction from gut wall when I had colitis to my skin. It is definitely a neurological problem like the neuritis that alcoholics get due to Vitamin B complex deficiency and irritation of the nerves. Probably a good idea for anyone with itching to have their B12 and Folic acid levels estimated and to take Vit B complex. It is really important to have kidney and liver function checked as there can be metabolic causes related to diminishing kidney function or inflammation of the biliary system. Another line is to have blood bile acids levels checked as this can cause itching too with normal liver function tests. I feel with itching a physician should carry out a full and careful full body examination with a range of blood tests as rarely there are forms of blood cancer too causing it. A penicillin allergy can cause a long term immune problem that can take two years to settle without rash or hives. I am a retired Doctor!
You sound like me!!....only I am opposite of you in every way. I've had intense itching for almost a year now....but for me...the cool makes it worse. Heat is my friend. If I take a hot bath and apply Sarna lotion, and cover myself up with clothing...it will die down. Mine starts about an hour or so after waking up.
I've seen every doc I can, and they all scratch their heads. One doc insists its a neuropathy, but the Neurologists says no.
I have no rash....nothing.
You are the closest person yet on any forum that sounds like me! WTH is this??? Ive had the crazy itchies for almost a year. The only thing that helps is a very hot bath with epson salt, then rub down with Sarna Lotion (found in the medicines isle...by the Epson Salts.) After this, I cover up and try to relax. Sometimes...If it continues I get one of those things you microwave for heat and lay on the itching spot(s), and it will finally subside.
I've been to all kinds of docs. Noone knows.
There is no rhyme or reason to my itching pattern. One day its the tops of my legs, the next its my calves, the next its my waist etc.... If I get cold, and am not wearing anything on my arms, my arms will start to burn and tingle.
Anyway...its lovely for sure!!!
Thank you for your post, a very dear friend of mine has just enlightened me on all the problems this additive is causing to our bodies. I am becoming more and more convinced that this needs to be eliminated out of everyones diet completely. And it seems the more I am experiencing recent health issues, the more it is coming clear that alot of it is being caused by this artificial sweetner. Its gotta go! Thanks again, Maria
Hi my name is Anthony I am 14y/o and I have a similar problem to all of you.
At least once a day I get really itchy as f ants are biting me all over my body including my head. If anyone has a cure for this please tell.
I have had deep extreme itching all over mostly over my entire upper torso and arms for 17 years, From 2 days after i had unprotected sex with a promiscuous female stranger, who said she had some type of fatigue virus before we did it, but i decided not to worry about getting it, and got it, so it is probably a virus. Without any visible rash to the doctor (but skin is slightly less smooth than before), i did a general STD test for multiple infections and lots of other tests until the doctor referred me to the psychiatrist, I complained to our state Premier about misdiagnosis and useless doctors and he said to submit to the psychiatrist too, I begged and threatened the hospital physician to refer me to an infection specialist, but he just looked at me and said all skin infections have rashes and sent me on my way, Another doctor said they are only able to work out the cause of these types of infection only about 40% of the time after throwing everything at it, I had a couple of rounds of general anti-biotics but that did not work. After about 10 years i started taking 500g 20-40% immunoglobulin powder per month (different brand each month) plus zinc and about 20 other immune support vitamins minerals and herbs 400g per month costing about $200 per month (total together) and after about 3 months it went away 95%, but now i cant afford to keep taking everything and it has come back with a vengeance after 3 months only taking a multi-vitamin and normal food. It really has knocked the stuffing out of me, and im sick as a dog, I will have go back on the colostrum and immune support vitamins, minerals and usual herbs powder again as soon as i can afford it, I usually get my colostrum and immune support powder from iHerb (USA) with $4 shipping to Australia, very cheap, but i may try a local colostrum (different mix of antibodies) again next time. I just sent a DNA sample to 23andme for genetic testing, they can detect a lot of viruses. I cant have sex with anyone for fear of the repercussions, she would have probably have hired a hit, as sometimes has happened when girls get infected in sex with something like this. would welcome any other suggestions. Thank You Very Much for the emotional support, i feel a little bit less insane.
I GET AN ITCH ON MY ARMS AND LEGS ONLY. I HAVE TAKEN ZERTEC, BENADRYL, AND ZANTAC. IT TAKES FROM 6-24 HOURS FOR THE ITCH TO STOP. I THINK IT IS SOMETHING I AM EATING. IT STARTED AROUND JUNE 19TH, AND SEEMS TO HAPPEN ABOUT EVERY 6-7 DAYS. LAST ATTACH WAS THIS PAST SUNDAY, 6/16/13. TOOK THE DRUGS, AND IT DID NOT STOP COMPLETELY FOR 24 HOURS. I ASSUME I NEED TO BE TESTED. HELP!!!
test for celiac and lyme disease both cause itching. i am deficient in vit d and been tested negative for lupus but i found out that i had lymes which can cause whole body itching and am now being tested for celiac because the lymes is gone and the vit d is normal but the itch is still there
I got a combination of extremely annoying itching all over my body that I have to scratch, and then the kind that feels like I'm being poked by needles. I have scratches all over my face because that's where it happens the worst, and I sometimes just tell myself I'm gonna rip my face off if I can't get at least an hour of sleep on any given night. Been trying to find answers online, but haven't been terribly lucky. I don't want to see any doctors because my experience with doctors is that most of them are complete imbeciles, and I don't want to waste a lot of money and time just chancing it.
Not that this will help everyone but I am a Physiotherapist who is treating itching at the moment. If your itching is following a pattern called myotome distribution it could be caused by nerve root compression. If this is the case Physiotherapy can be quite effective. Most cases involve a pattern of pain, burning, pins and needles or numbness in a specific distribution. If you consider that itching is just a nervous response instead of a reaction to a stimulant (e.g. allergy, bite etc) then releasing the irritation of the nerve root should alleviate symptoms.
If you think you may fit into one of these categories, investigate myotomes and consult your physiotherapist.
Hey Doc, I think you may have hit on something here. Four years ago I had a hysterectomy that went wrong due to an undiagnosed bleeding disorder. I subsequently had to have 3 surgeries to remove blood collections in the abdomen cavity and walls. Anyhoo, just to say I also have severe adhesions and take 450mg Lyrica daily (nerve pain), 90mg Cymgen (depression), Eltroxin (foot and leg pains). I have put myself on a multivit as well and an echina immune booster because anything like flu etc has me writhing in abdominal pain (seems to decrease my ability to handle pain). My itching started about 8 months ago, and has progressively gotten worse. Now I have silvery scaly skin on my neck from the scratching, eyelids that are peeling (like someone else on this forum I also had the puffy eyelids and now pus discharge) and general itching, no part of my body is out of bounds for this itch. I have to wonder if this is not a result of nerve damage from the ops and nerve compression from the adhesions. Do you perhaps know if local nerve damage can affect all nerves like a disease spreading?
Today I made a paste from turmeric and put it on an itchy patch just to see if the anti inflammatory, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties would help and it did. Itchy everywhere BUT the turmeric patch. Trying to convince my hubby to paint me, lol. Oral antihistamines seem to help for an hour or so after they kick in......found 1 that does not cause drowsiness.
Have you done any research on abdominal adhesions? Would love to read it. I haven't worked in 4 years in the formal sector because I would take too many sick days. So my issues are now compounded by this itch that is slowly driving me insane.
Hi, here's a question I asked AlanJay as well. If nerves in the abdomen are trapped and compressed, can this translate into progressive nerve disorder like generalised itchiness? I don't see my itching following any pattern, I just read up superficially on dermatomes and looked at the chart. And is there any physiotherapy treatment for abdominal adhesions so the trapped nerves can be released? Thanks.
Go to a doctor that is a specialist in TCM. Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have incredible success with skin problems. I had a friend who had a skin problem that looked like she had the goose bumps (huge) from cold over her entire body but she had it ALL THE TIME. After all the specialists and all the fancy hospitals could do nothing, she tried a TCM doctor who gave her herbs to drink. After two months, about 65% gone, after four months almost totally gone. You should see her skin. Lovely and soft now.
I'm currently suffering from something similar to what everyone is complaining about in this blog. Intense body itching (mostly in the moist folds, under breasts, groin...armpits). I thought it was from sweat (recently lost alot of weight and have more lose skin and I sweat profusely when working out). But reading the aspertime posts, I'm starting to wonder. I quit smoking and switched to chewing gum, alot of gum. But why now...why is this insane itching starting out of the blue? I've been chewing gum since I was a girl....
I too have had this horrible, annoying itching problem that, yes, seems to come from something that has been ingested. My sister was diagnosed with celiac disease last year and noticed that some of my other symptoms I had been having (minus the itch), were the same as hers, but milder (bloating, upset stomach, joint pain, cramping, etc.). She suggested I try going gluten free for at least a month to see how I felt. Though I do feel better and a lot of my symptoms have subsided, I still have that darned, nasty itch. My hands have been itching for quite a while, but the itch has increased over the past year and is now all over. After going to the allergist like so many of you, all my testing came back negative as well. I was given 2 prescriptions for the itch and sent on my way as the doc had no idea on how to treat the itch. After talking to my sister again, I found out one of the things she also seems to have a problem with is corn syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup - well any kind of modified corn product really. This is not related to celiac and she does not itch - she has other symptoms. A lot of people have this intolerance so I decided to go corn free too. I still get little pin pricks now and then (probably didn't read the label on something), but the itch is mainly gone. If I eat something with corn syrup products, I will itch for a few days until it completely leaves my system. Like I'm itching today as I ate peanut butter with corn syrup in it yesterday. Didn't read the label. Corn syrup and HFCS is in everything like wheat is in everything. Peanut butter, BBQ sauce, many things you wouldn't think of. I was also tested for celiac disease, negative. But I still do have an intolerance - it's just not advanced enough for the test to detect - but I still get symptoms if I consume gluten. So anyone who is itching - try going gluten free and corn free specifically for 4-6 weeks and see how you feel. It can't hurt. The person who is chewing gum - there is corn syrup in most gum - it's not made the same as it was when you were younger.
hi selina i will make it short and hope you get my point.i have the same problem and i don't stop itching well i'm 17 now and it started when i was 12 i hate it especially when it's winter and the air is dry it makes my skin break and blood comes out from my (as your daughter) wrists, back of elbows, ankles, hands and feet also forehead and lips and adding to that i scratch my self all night long i went to many doctors dermatologists and others including gynecologists and they gave me a lot of creams pills but right after i stop using it it comes back harder than befor i still can't give up on moisturizing creams but what i noticed matches what i have been told : "you well get REALLYY better when you grow and reach your 18" and that's very true cause i got really well i think it's a matter of time of course you can make it better by taking good care of your daughter's skin one other thing is very important : is your daughter's period regular enough? it's a blood matter that can be the reason that's my case i don't assume anything for yours try to figure that out good luck
My itching sounds a lot different than what everyone else is experiencing.
Mine started about 5 years ago when I was pregnant. I found out I had cholestasis (back up of bile) which would make you itch... after my daughter was born, it went away for a while.. but started back up not too long after. I had my gall bladder removed about 6 months ago, so, gall stones and backed up bile can't be it anymore.
My itching is constant, gets worse at night,, it's so hard to sleep because i keep itching. It almost feels like something crawling on me.. like bugs or when you have a loose strand of hair making you itch. I have no rash, no bug bites, no sign of scabies (yikes!) - nothing! It's everywhere, my legs and feet, my back and belly, my chest, my head itches terrible, my face (mostly chin) - I'll claw myself open or wake up with scratches. It's more of a deep tickle-ey type of itch that goes away when it's scratched. Every great while i'll get a tiny little hive that comes out of nowhere... so that makes me think it might be allergies? But to what? I use perfume and dye free everything, eat well, etc. Antihistamines don't help, creams and such don't help either. I feel like I'm going crazy and i'm always scratching! I DO have dry skin, but when I moisturize it doesn't help.. i'm sometimes even more itchy after using plain shea butter. I can't take it anymore! I'm the only one too.. nobody else in the house is itchy. I thought my cat might have had mites or something, but everyone would be itchy then. ughhh
I started to itch in my palm, fingers, feet and toes day before yesterday with no rash whatsoever. Today, I am itching all over my body and my scalp. I have been eating mostly vegetarian meals cooked at home. I had a surgery about two weeks ago but am recovering well and the medications stopped about 4 or 5 days ago. Don't know how this started. I have always used the same soap, moisturizer, shampoo etc. Have no idea what is causing this problem. I even checked my blood sugar, it is not elevated. It is really frustrating..
I am having general itching over my body since the past 3 years now, i have taken several medication but all to no avail. I even went for HIV text twice and was confirmed negative. just little rash on my body, i eat good and no loss of weight. God, i am so ******* confuse and don't know what do to. I base in Ghana please if you have any idea on how i can solve this problem kindly inbox me.
My symptoms are identical..itch all over my body, always feeling hot. I do not have a rash. My scalp can itch sometimes constant. I do not have dry skin and no flaking associated with the itching.Has anyone determined what the diagnosis is?
I am the same as u, my doctor thinks its anxiety, i dont agree, but this feeling of itch gives me the ANXIETY! I snap at the kids when my body is tingling like insects all over...it gets me worse at back of neck and shoulders and my scalp. If i start cleaning the heat gets worse cos i am sweating.. in cold weather
Oh my gosh. You have scabies. How do you guys not know that, or your doctors not thinking of that. It's misserable but easily treated with a cream and washing all clothing and bedding. You will feel amazing after treatment.
Could it be scabies. They say antihistamines help with the itching of the scabies so that may be what helps you. You can have them for ever if not treated. Try seeing if you have that. I know I have been dealing with them for a few months. They are hard to get rid of but the cream they give you helps so much right away.
Please before you do anything. Ask your Dr. If it could be scabies. Look them up. It's insanly itchy on stomach, legs, chest EVERYWHERE!!! At different times but everywhere. Misserable. But easily treated with cream and washing cloths and sheets.
I have had itching without rash or anything you can see, since a month or so after I had a hysterectomy a year ago. My back, shoulders,neck, head and eyebrows itch the most. I have been to my allergist and dermatologist and nothing is helping. It is worse at night. I do eat a lot of artificial sweetener. I will try to eliminate that.
My symptoms are almost identical to yours. I was put on steroids for a week and that did help,but I don't want to be on them the rest of my life.The only thing different with mine is that my itching is usually brought on by stimulation (i.e walking barefoot, shaving my legs, cold water, and scratching it really makes it worse). Have you had any answers?
I must comment and explain to you that I also suffer from what seems to be the same exact problems as your suffering from, from the itching head to toe, to the external genital area. It really drives me insane. and for awhile I've always thought maybe it was the material of the clothing I wore. But the problem consist even when I remove my clothes. It's saddening to me, and it brings me down and make me feel awkward, as if I'm this mutant.
I itch all over my body, after a little jogging, that may be less than five minutes. The itching also don't last for more than ten minutes, It has really affected by exercise routine which I need to keep fit.
I really want to know the cause. I am 56 years old, and I have been experiencing this now for almost a decade.
I need help. Thanks.
My itching is considerably easing up. I do drink tons of water, I no longer drink diet sodas, except a rare diet Root Beer, cut out artificial sweeteners, although I do use Truvia (stevia). I have added coconut oil to my diet, as well as taking Krill oil, flaxseed oil, Vitamin E as well as others. I do not take HOT showers or baths anymore. My back is almost cleared up (the sores from me scratching so hard).
I do not know if any one of these things has helped me but thought it worth mentioning as the itching used to drive me CRAZY!! Soooooo much better now.
my itching is exactly the same as yours. Same everything, worse at night. I itch on my thighs abdomen back and chin and arms sometimes. Its not like a little itch, it takes alot of scratching to make it go away. i have been to dermatoligists and had many tests done. And nothing. nothing works no antihistamines help, no itching creams help. Idk what to do. Im going crazy... and now its affecting school and work too :( any suggestions)??
Thank you so much for the advice as I did realize a few days ago I was so thirsty but could not get to water for awhile. that's when it began and I did not realize till I read your blog. so thanks I will let you know if it works.
I have an unbearable,burning,fiberglass itch on my left arm. I've had it for a couple of years and been to 3 doctors and a dermatologist. Nothing has worked. I was given different strengths of cortisone to no avail. I went to another dr. who prescribed a medicine for anti-sezures. I thought it was helping until the burning pricklly itch returned on my right arm. This itch is so God aweful that I can't take it. I want to cry. Its like someone taking fiberglass and rubbing it on raw nerves. The prescription is called Gabapentin 300mlg.Another nane for it is Neurontin. Can anyone help me?
I have the same itching problem as you but I have these type of water blisters on my left hand n it itches really badly so I pop them n there's a huge hole in my hand all over I put peroxide n rubbing alcohol on it n it feels good but the itching starts again n now its got tin worst to wear its itching under my arm pits n my man hood sad I know I drink lots of water even before I started this itching problem n now I drink even more cuz of it I haven't went to the doctors yet n the steaming hot water helps so much but it doesn't last long until I get out I put lotion on n it works sometimes n I'm a little scared cuz I haven't had this type of thing happen to me before I'm a healthy boy n the itchiness is getting really old IV tried everything possible n nothing seems to work
If you can't find the cause of your itch and there are no visible symptoms - have a think about whether you are allergic to coffee. I searched forever to find the cause of my itch and stumbled over people talking about coffee allergy. I stopped drinking coffee and it went away within days. I recently snuck a few iced coffee flavoured drinks thinking they would be ok. For a while they didn't bother me but then the itch was back. My partner told me to stop being silly and stop the drinks. The itch has gone again..
Hopefully, this might help someone out there because the itch is unbearable!
Hi All, like so many of you I had itching that drove me crazy for about a year or two, scratching everywhere, mainly at night which caused me to have very little sleep about 2-3 nights a week. I took anti-histamines, went to see doctors had skin tests etc etc. Anyway, I finally started to do my own research as often cannot trust doctors and you are better off to try and self diagnose!
I discovered I had type 2 diabetes as one of my other symptoms was tingling in the hands. I was totally freaked out , bought a test kit and sure enough, there it was TYPE 2 DIABETES.
Visited a doctor finally who confirmed it, I was very scared. I DID NOT take any medication as hate drugs of any kind. I simply started taking much better care of myself, bought a treadmill, increased water intake started eating fresh crunchy salads, stopped eating bread , did not eat sugar of any kind and quit dairy. I have dropped so much weight so quickly, have not itched at all in weeks!!!!! I am 54 years old (female) and was overweight.
Check out the link below, some of you may be surprised and shocked (like I was)
All the best :o)
I have the same type of itching problem. Itching from my toes to my eyelashes. I have undergone extensive allergy testing - nothing showed up. When I have the itching there is no rash, and nothing that I can link it to,such as household products, food, makeup, etc.
After reading your post, I realized that am drinking a sugar substitute in my water often. Thank you for sharing your story. I will cut that out tomorrow and see what happens
don't overlook the obvious, this could be scabies. I had scabies for over a month before I figured out what it was. They breed in moist areas (crack of the mid arm is common) and become more active in the evening.
Hi, my name is Margaret and I've had the all over itchy skin for about 18 months. I thought it was just my eczema getting worse but no. I've never felt anything like this. It's horrible at night and right now it's focused on my forearms, back, neck and sometimes my cheeks and chin. Welts show up when I scratch and the next day there will be a trail of bumps that look like zits from where I scratched. It seems like cooler showers and moisturinzing often help. I haven't been drinking too much water lately but I'll try that with my oatmeal soak. The oatmeal soak helps when it seems to spread to my thighs and tops of my feet. It seems to happen every evening and sometimes my scalp will itch so bad that I just want scream. I've read quite a few of people's comments on here and what on earth can't they find out what's wrong with us? It's soo frustrating!
I have that same problem the whole body itches for noreason i have no infections diseases.it happens to me like an alergic (allergic) reaction because when its cold and i sweat it starts even today when i ate a piece of bread with mayo it started i dont y but i witch it can stop it makes me act like a freak
I too have this debilitating itch. I've had mine for three years now. I've been to every doctor known to man and most of them tell me its in my head. It really *****! I get very depressed now after I see a doctor and he tells me "change the soap you use" UHHH. I've tried everything. I feel for all of you that have this too and I can just pray that a really smart doctor like House on TV gets this and figures it out. Luckily, Allegra works for me. I just have to OD on it (3 pills every few days)and the itching goes away. I would be in the ER or psyche ward otherwise.
The itching could be toxins that the liver is not filtering and coming out thru the skin. The prescription CHOLESTYRAMINE worked 4me. CHOLESTYRAMINE Is a powder that the toxins- attach to- then goes out with your BM. This is what my liver dr said.
I had Extreme itching all over,thot bugs, scabies, it was disturbing. I bruised an sometimes bled from scratching so hard.
I went to derm many times with no ans, referred2 Kidney Dr then Liver Dr. bought creams, shampoos, cortizone, & spent hundreds of $.
I'd forgotten abt this med. an now 7-8yrs later started itching again. I was looking for help and found this forum and it all came back ... I am starting med in AM - I pray it works again.
I hope this may help some1 out there. Nite all-Prayers& wellness to you
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