• 10 months ago

    Long Lasting Itch

    I itch like crazy all over. I have been itchy all over my body for months. Since about July. I first felt it start when I was home in the summer in New Jersey and it got worse when I moved to Los Angeles in August. Sometimes I break out in a rash, especially my arms. I also get random little bumps on my fingers. Sometimes they are fluid-filled. I have dark, red dry bumps all over my stomach. I went to an allergist and found that I'm allergic to a series of things, biggest being dust. But I've always been allergic to dust. Since I was little. But the itching only just now started. I was wondering if anyone might have any suggestions, any specialized doctors I should go to or tests I can try? Last night I got no sleep because of the itching and this is something that happens often. Every moment is uncomfortable and I just want to be rid of it. The dermatologist said I should go to the allergist so I'm guessing it's not eczema.

Responses

  • 2 months ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    You should go to the dermatologist immediately. it is looking like serious skin problem.

    good luck

    Sabrina
      • 1 month ago
        I finally got int to see a dermatologist when I wasn't itching...she thought it was just a contact dermatitis issue. Arghh...not too helpful (and an allergist tested my blood for allergies and said I was negative (I hate when they suggest that it's not real- as it people would make this stuff up?!
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    Several years ago, I had intense itching all over my rib cage that lasted several months. I happened to be browsing Pinterest one day and found a pin about shingles. It showed a man with the shingles pox on his neck and how he subdued the pox with peppermint spirits. I thought it interesting so I saved the pin. Within less than a week, I too came down with shingles right where I itched. I think the itching was the shingles traveling down the nerves to the surface. In theory, the shingles can travel down ANY nerve ending so this is why the itching is so wide spread. When the shingles first surfaced on my skin, it looked like clusters of flat little red bumps no bigger than a pin prick. Within 24 hours, the pin prick grew to what I recognized as boils just like in the picture I saw. I went to my doctor who confirmed it instantly as shingles because he himself had had shingles on his neck.

    The trick is to use à flat cotton swab (the ones used to apply makeup work best) that is first moistened with warm tap water. Apply a few drops of peppermint spirits to the pad and hold it to the blisters or even where it itches for a few minutes at a time several times a day. Do NOT use undiluted peppermint spirits because it can burn you. The alcohol will dry out any boils and the peppermint acts as an anti-viral. This worked for me and if I see anything at all or feel unusual itching, I use it several times a day.

    I hope this works for you. Good luck...
      • 1 month ago
        Thanks. I'll have to try peppermint. I've had shingles a couple of times and caught it early enough to take antivirals (on my neck and should area).
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    I would check your liver and kidney levels on your blood work. Even if they are slightly elevated, it could be indicating a problem. You may not realize you have had a systemic disorder your whole life that leads to issues such as these. If you already have a physical issue, it may keep compounding. Mold or heavy metal poisoning can also be a factor. Too many people go undiagnosed, or untreated, and they end up in the advanced stages and it's too late to do anything besides handle the symptoms. Neuropathy, or allergies, as others have mentioned. Hormones can be an issue, as well. Lymphoma can cause this along with with dermatological problems. You may also want to look into mast cell disorders.

    I was just tested for these myself. I'm also ruling out diagnoses for an itching, burning, hot, stinging feeling throughout my entire body. I also have lesions showing up on my skin in many forms such as granulomas, hives that are raised and flat. I also have a "mass" (I don't know how to term it) on my face that's been there for 2 1/2 years. It's either flat and scaly (in the winter usually) or bubbles up to pop and then bursts, gets a crust from the sticky liquid, turns into a scab and falls off and repeats the cycle (mostly in the summer). I have white hard plugs in my pores that I can pull out if the pores open wide enough, sudden acne and over the last 3 years have had tumors and cysts show up in my brain and skull, sinuses, spine and breasts. At one point my toenails were turning white and falling out and my hair was coming out in clumps.

    I blacked out at my office on April 1st 2016 and since then, all this and MUCH more, have been occurring. These are just the skin type issues. I have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis, hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Neurocardiogenic Syncope, Dysautonomia, small fiber neuropathy, Central and Peripheral Pain Sensitization disorder, Stage 3b kidney disease due to fibrosis of the kidneys and surrounding connective tissue, liver disease, the cysts and tumors, 3rd trigeminal nerve disorder, mold poisoning, Immunoglobulin disorders, chronic EBV syndrome, chronic fatigue, a bleeding disorder, connective tissue disease and enlargement of the aortic root with an effaced sinotubular junction.

    I believe this all started from being in an extremely black mold infested building. I had to force the doctors to help me because they didn't believe there was anything wrong with me besides anxiety. My at rest heart rate was 166 to 211 and my blood pressure was through the roof. It's now the opposite and nobody can explain why. Please don't give up on asking questions or researching!! You know your own body!
      • 1 month ago
        Wow, you have had a boatload of health issues. I have Lupus and more. I guess they tested you for SLE? It can take years sometimes to accurately get it diagnosed. I was in the "connective tissue disease" category previously. Good luck !
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    O had an itch like that twice. Both times were allergic reactions. I started drinking Cranberry juice and found out later I was allergic to it if I crossed a threshold and had more rhan a small glass of it. Another time I had a sample of a food made from some ocean plant at a food club store. I itched everywhere intesly. Stop what you are eating and it may take a month for the itch to stop. as your body cleanse itself.
      • 1 month ago
        I thought about food allergies also and the only one that might be an issue is wheat. An allergist tested my blood and told me I'm not allergic...not sure if that's correct.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    You may want to have your gall bladder checked. Mine became blocked and I was crazy itchy. Gall bladder surgery now is really not that big of a deal. Good luck!
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    I had the same symptoms, I had numerous allergies since a child. Recently my body started reacting with blotches and hives. I was sent to an dermatologist Dr Hartman and was seen by Josh Embry he started me on Dupenex injections and has helped. I looked at my lab work and noticed anemia, noraohills we're fighting inmune system was hurting my good organs, I should signs of rhuemitoid arthritis and very painfully to walk. After started my injections, I researched for cures and found that my body was lacking nutrients that are depleted from our vegetables because of pesticides. I also read to eat all the green leafy veggies especially kale spiniach, carrots cucumber, tomatoe, celery,beets, green bell peppers in a salad bowl, as much as you want and a small portion of protien with it. No milk products, no cheese, NO SUGARS, no breads or tortillas, no white colored foods, no potatoes, only green fressh leafy organic veggies. Organic veggies are full of vitamins. I felt very full and satisfied .I increased my D3 to 15,000 units and it gave me so much energy and the pain has disappeared. Being a diabetic I noted my zinc, magnesium, B1, B12, Bit A , so I started to supplement my body with vitaims it lacked with the guidance of my doctor. I started taking ceturell probiotics regularly . Lii
      • 1 month ago
        Thanks for sharing. I wondered about nutritional deficiencies since I have also had leg cramps. I need to add more supplements to my mix.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Long Lasting Itch

    Keep trying to find a doctor who will work with you. Steroids helped clear my itching but I stopped taking them so time will tell if it comes back (hate that thought!) Take care!