So about a week ago (on Monday) I woke up to a really intense itch on my lower back, which soon spread to all over my back, shoulder, arms, and legs. I had no idea what it was and my mom assumed it was an allergic reaction to something I ate despite the fact that I've never been allergic to anything. I have not eaten or used anything out of the ordinary before the itch triggered and I even took some benadryl to see if it would stop my itching. It did not at all and I tried to wait it out and see if it would go away after some days but it didn't. I changed my bed sheets, pillows, clothes, and cleaned everything I would put on my body but still there is no visible difference.
So then finally after 4 days of this I went to the emergency room with a friend's mom and the doctors said it looked like eczema. They gave me some ointment and then let me go. I have since then been using that ointment only twice a day (like it instructed) on the places where it itched but even though I have been only using it for a few days the bottle is almost empty because the itch is literally EVERYWHERE. The ointment does almost no relief at all and the itch starts a few seconds right after I apply it. I really don't think it's eczema I've been looking into it and the more I read about it the more I think it's not what I have. My skin is not particularly dry and the day before the itch triggered I did almost nothing out of the ordinary in the sun it was a nice cloudy day and I wasn't wearing skin exposing clothes.
Someone please help me this itch has not been letting me sleep all night I have been going to sleep at around 4am each day because of how badly it is. Every time I scratch a really bad spot it seems almost rash like for a few moments before fading away. Most of the time it doesn't even do this. The only true sign of this itch is a few red small bump like marks that have appeared on one of my thighs that doesn't even itch anymore. I want to know if anyone is going through this and might have an idea what's happening?
Here are the spots that itch the most: scalp, thighs, feet, upper back, and lower arms. Everywhere else itches badly as well but not as bad as these spots. And by the way I'm a 16 year old girl with anemia. I heard that anemia can cause this but my doctors were very doubtful of this and offered little advice so I don't want to go back there without a more solid assumption. The doctors in NYC are very unhelpful.
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