Not so much a question, more like musing.
I've read through as many of the postings as possible regarding unexplained itching.
As a woman, I have come to believe that the itching is absolutely related to what I am ingesting. I have taken pains to change my diet, and exclude as many processed, GMO and non-organic foods as possible. I could definitely reduce my sugar intake: I've at least removed white, sugar-beet and highly processed sugars from the diet, but still use organic cane, maple, or local honey for sweeteners.
I am investigating organic/non-GMO progesterone creams to help with the itching, as I have read that hormonal changes in the body can have a direct correlation.
Unfortunately, I've also stumbled upon information that suggests itching without visible rash or direct outward irritation to be an indicator of more serious internal issues or concerns [mentioned by others here on the forum], such as:
Diabetes or it's onset
Gall Bladder or Thyroid dysfunction
Lymphoma or some sort of cancer
Not very encouraging.
It's been suggested that the most common causes are allergies, lack of proper nutrition, lack of adequate water intake, or as before, hormonal changes, particularly perimenopause and menopause.
Personally, I have been experiencing the itching sensations for the past few years, and have never known for sure if it was something external [did the cats bring in fleas...?? argh], other pests? [clean, clean, clean], or internal.
For me, the itching occurs on my legs, especially on my shins, the sides of my lower thighs, the outsides of my upper arms and shoulders, and at night, just above my waist on my back and sides. Aye-yi-yi!
Working on the diet; do fine with the water consumption, and am thinking lack of regular exercise may play a part as well.
For me, I keep coming back to diet...I believe there is something in our diet that is causing this issue.
Best of luck to you all.
This discussion is related to Itchy legs, no sign of rash or irritation