• over 1 year ago

    Very itchy bites or...

    I’m at a loss. I think they are bites but have no idea. Here are the stages of what I’m going thru..1. Red, blotchy, hard 1-3 inch areas (this time, my legs are the affected area). 2. Extreme itch (nothing alleviates it, NOTHING) and excruciating pain. 3. Blisters the size of a quarter or silver dollar that are very hard and raised about an inch high. 4. Extreme leakage. I have to change the gauze and dressings about 7-10 Times per day. 5. Scabbing 6. Scarring. I have tried EVERYTHING. Doctors just want to give me Benadryl and more antibiotics but nothing has worked thus far. Had my bed checked for bedbugs, it’s not bedbugs. I thought they were mosquito bites or maybe flea bites but it’s unclear. My dog takes a flea pill and is checked daily for fleas, and nothing. No fleas. I haven’t changed detergent nor anything in my diet. I have no fever and no other symptoms except for the stages listed above. This is my last hope that I am not alone and someone can give me some insight. Thanks.

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  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Very itchy bites or...

    HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED FOR DIABETES? SOME SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES CAN BE LARGE BLISTERS ON LEGS, ARMS, HANDS, ETC. HAS YOUR DR. CHECKED FOR SOMETHING CALLED CELLULITIS? MRSA? PSORIASIS? AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO SOMETHING? I DO KNOW THAT ANYONE CAN DEVELOP AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO ANYTHING AT ANY TIME. ARE YOU ON ANY REGULAR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION? SOME CAN CAUSE HIVE-LIKE SIDE EFFECTS.
    THESE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT MIGHT HELP YOU & YOUR DR. AT LEAST START CHECKING ON THINGS OTHER THAN BITES, AND ALSO YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THE WEBMD SLIDE SHOW ON SKIN CONDITIONS & CAUSES.
    HOPE THIS GIVES YOU, AT LEAST, A LITTLE HELP. PRAYERS GOING UP FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU!
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Very itchy bites or...

    RE: Very itchy bites or........
    I, like you, have gone through this. It could be a couple of things - hives itch, and can come out just because your body creates too many histamines. Try some cortisone cream, and Benadryl, and see if it helps. It may be autoimmune reactions within your body. At one point, I was taking Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, and Benadryl to get it to go away! Often if your immune system is overactive, you may see the info written above. One thing I learned, is that often when you have one autoimmune situation going on with your body, there may be more too.

    There is another situation that I just found out about called Lichen Planus. Very similar to the above. They don't know what causes it, and it is also in the autoimmune category. This itching is so bad, like a bug bite, that you itch it until it stops. This often leads to scarring, because you itch until it bleeds. A dermatologist can diagnose this. If you seem to get ulcers in your mouth and it feels like you drank hot coffee and burned your mouth, and then other times it is fine, Lichen Planus also can occur in your mouth. The dermatologist can prescribe you some ointment or cream to put on your body if this is what you have. Your Dr can also prescribe you a mouthwash that keeps bacteria away, and a numbing mouthwash as well as a mouth paste to help with this. Dentist also have an item called Rincinol that is also used to help with your mouth.

    Not sure if either of the above are what you are dealing with, but I know that it took me a long time to get to this point! Hoping that what I have encountered may be helpful to you!

    Kerry