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All over severe body itch no visible signs or rash that's worse at night??

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  • Posted By: Caitlinxz
  • August 17, 2013
  • 08:48 PM

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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  • Hi Folks,If you can't find the cause of your itch and there are no visible symptoms - have a think about whether you are allergic to coffee. I searched forever to find the cause of my itch and stumbled over people talking about coffee allergy. I stopped drinking coffee and it went away within days. I recently snuck a few iced coffee flavoured drinks thinking they would be ok. For a while they didn't bother me but then the itch was back. My partner told me to stop being silly and stop the drinks. The itch has gone again..Hopefully, this might help someone out there because the itch is unbearable!
    bartra 3 Replies
    • October 13, 2013
    • 03:41 AM
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  • Hi CaitlinxzI am extremely sorry to hear about your miserable condition. This is definitely some sort of allergy. Allergies could be from the minutest source like coffee, dairy products, alcohol, poultry and majorly nuts for kids at your age and it could also be because of pollens, insect bite, certain surrounding like chemicals or radiations. To get the exact synopsis you must visit a dermatologist who can sample the rash and diagnose it. Also you mentioned that you have an anemic condition which is also a reason for allergies to attack as your body may be less resistant to host or antibodies due to low hemoglobin. Make a conscious effort to avoid any skin products for a few days and see a dermatologist as soon as possible by mentioning every detail about your lifestyle to him. I hope you get fine soon!
    jameswilson 12 Replies
    • October 25, 2013
    • 10:19 AM
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  • 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.Hello! I am deeply sorry to hear about your problem. Allergies are very distinct and can occur to any person at any age. Allergies could be because of food items, dairy products, bugs, pollens or also because of certain chemicals that breed around the area you live. The rash could mainly be because of allergy or infections. Household remedies like avoiding caffeine and cleaning the house are essential but it is also very important to visit a dermatologist. Doctors at Chicago ENT offer a thorough medical test on the patients to understand the cause of worry. After full diagnosis they offer a comprehensive and fast relief treatment to avoid such adversity to strike again.
    jameswilson 12 Replies
    • November 9, 2013
    • 05:24 AM
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  • It might not be coffee -- but a food allergy of some kind is a good starting point. Good luck! This sounds absolutely miserable.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 8, 2014
    • 05:53 PM
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  • Few months ago, my body started itching all over and really its gets worse at night. I tried many home remedies but nothing proves beneficial. If your itching has lasted more than two weeks without any improvement, the whole body is extremely uncomfortable and makes it difficult to participate in everyday life then you should contact your doctor and I did the same
    Terry Dawson 1 Replies
    • January 9, 2014
    • 09:55 AM
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  • Did you ever figure out what this is? I literally have the same exact thing and I'm 16 also
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 19, 2014
    • 06:56 AM
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  • seems like inflamation in the body. i have same itchy spots and was prescribed medrol by my doc
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 22, 2014
    • 10:18 AM
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  • I had the same thing & was convinced I was allergic to my home or had microscopic bugs biting me. So crazy! After years of my scalp, arms, back, face, thighs, ears, etc etc randomly itching & stinging, I figured out I had a fungal yeast infection. Aside from the feminine or foot infections, I'd never heard of this happening! Yeast can make your whole body off balance & I believe your doc can diagnose with a simple blood test. Tea tree oil is so soothing, too. Hope this helps!
    Amanda 1 Replies
    • December 1, 2014
    • 09:49 AM
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  • Have Dr check liver or gallbladder! REALLY, it can be inflamation of either or both!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 10, 2016
    • 06:55 PM
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