For almost two years now, I have had these raised clusters of tiny, red, INTENSELY ITCHY bumps on the inside and outside of my ankles, and on the tops of my feet - but NOWHERE ELSE, and it does NOT appear to be spreading, or if it is, it is spreading VERY SLOWLY b/c it seems like it's alwasy been the same clusters that continue to itch . If I scratch them enough, they become like tiny blisters and weep. Also, my husband has showed NO signs of contracting whatever this is.
I am a 40yr old female and am otherwise completely healthy, other than being a smoker =( - I was diagnosed with HPV and herpes when I was much younger, but have had no symptoms of either for at least 7yrs or more. No other diseases that I am aware of, no other mental or physical issues, nothing in my yearly physicals has indicated any signs of diabetes, and my blood pressure, cholesterol and other labs are all completely within the normal ranges.
I cannot recall anything that would have brought them on - my ankles just started ITCHING all of a sudden and have never stopped since.
Doesn't matter what shoes or socks I wear, or lack there of.
The itchiness seems to be way more itchy during and after my shower at night - been using the same bathroom products for many years, so it's not that, but the area in and around the bumps become really really red when warm water touches them.
It's been almost 2YRS now since it began but the ITCHY bumps WILL NOT GO AWAY - lotion, anti-itch creams, steroid creams, anti-fungal lotions, NOTHING helps.
I try not to scratch but OMG they ITCH SO BAD, and I now have scars on my ankles and feet!
WHAT IS THIS fresh hell I am in?!?