Hi, I was reading through the forums trying to locate an answer for my wife's very unusual skin itch. I found something from 2008, but no actual diagnosis.
My wife has had it for about a week now, no marks, no rash, no bumps. Smooth skin, but an unbearable itching everywhere but the face and feet. We have used every anti-itch cream, Gold Bond, etc. They give only momentary relief for mins, then the itching starts again. It doesn't matter what we try, absolutely nothing is working.
As I mentioned, in the forum I was reading, their doctor prescribed steroid creams, as did ours. It didn't work for them, nor has it worked for my wife.
Has someone heard of this before or does anyone else have similar symptoms that they found a solution for?
Itchy skin without any rash can be due to dermatitis, hives, internal diseases like liver and kidney disorders,diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, irritation and allergic reactions to chemicals,wool,soaps,cosmetics and certain foods.
Apart from antihistaminics and steroids, she should take a comfortably cool bath and wear smooth-textured cotton clothing. You should choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes and use a mild, unscented laundry detergent when washing clothes, towels and bedding.
Please take a second opinion from a dermatologist if the symptoms persist. He/She will start with the specific medications. If an internal disease is found, whether it's kidney disease, iron deficiency or a thyroid problem, treating that disease often relieves the itch. Lastly, Phototherapy can also be tried.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
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