It is bittersweet to know there are some of you experiencing the same excruciating, insane itching of the lower legs and sometimes arms ( no visible signs of dry skin, rash etc) prickling feeling, often triggered after being in water but not always. I am glad to finally know I am not the only one experiencing this because I have tried to explain this time and time again but people just don't get it. I am also not happy that you are going through the same thing as I am because like someone else said, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
I'm onto a few things right now like maybe a concentrated amount of sodium lauryl sulfate. It seems like maybe it could be it but too afraid to test it out to see if I'm right because I don't want the pain. Maybe that and the allergic reaction or sensity and breakdown of the skin causes other irritants to get into the hair follicle and that's what causes the prickle needle feeling like someone expliained hair trying to push itself out but in a needle way.
Right now, benedryl has helped but the other day it didn't. Holding my legs and cosnstantly rubbing them helps but brings on the crazies if you leave your legs for a second and cool airconditioning a little. Sometimes just going bake into the shower. It consumes my life when I have episodes and I'm terrified when the next time will occur.
If anyone finds anything out, please post. BEst of Health to you and hope we find the answer.