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Horrible Itching - Kind of gross... Help please!!!

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  • Posted By: GotNoMilk
  • March 17, 2008
  • 08:07 AM

Hey everyone,

I've been itching now for about 5 months. Originally my itching wasn't too bad, but annoying. I itch on my inner thighs up by my private parts. Also in my pubic hairs. I never had a rash or anything to begin with. Now my inner thighs are always red small hives appear after itching. (They go away once I stop scratching) However now my inner thighs are always red and ugly. (From massive scratching) The itching is absolutely unbearable and embarrassing. I'd rather shoot my self then not scratch the itch. So I find my self in really bad positions. The itching gets worse and worse as I scratch. I literally scratch till I'm bleeding. Sorry I know this is gross, but I don't know what to do... There was a month or so where the rectal area itched too however I stopped scratching before it got too bad. Now it itches sometimes, but not too bad back there. I figured I needed to do the same thing up front, but I can't. I can't make it more then a few hours. I wake up 5-10 times at least a night. I swear I'm up every 30 minutes. I went up to Idaho for a few months for some schooling. I live in California. I still had the same problems up there. It feels like it's getting worse.

I've narrowed the main cause down. When ever I do anything that requires work I itch. As soon as my body starts to sweat at all down there the itching starts and it gets bad. However if I'm working really hard it'll go way once I start sweating hard. So it feels like the main itch occurs as water starts to leave my skin to sweat. So I can't EVER wear pants and when I sit too long it gets itchy because it's hot. I keep thinking if I let it all heal and stop itching it'll go away. But I don't know how to stop itching. I'm going nuts... Even when I have intercourse I feel extremely uncomfortable and try to hide it. Oh and if I scratch randomly even if it's not a bad itch it triggers the horrible itching. So I absolutely can not touch down there without causing havoc

Any help would be extremely appreciated. I've tried lotions, but nothing works. Different locations didn't help. I've tried eating healthy with no luck. I read here about Antihistamines so I'm going to try to buy some tomorrow. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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  • Sounds like uve got crabs, u need to buy a special lotion to kill them, also if u have them ur partner will too. U can buy special lotion over the counter at chemist. ! Good luck :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm not too sensitive so I can take any response honestly. I just want to know what's wrong. Also guys I was a little embarrased to say this last night, but I'll say it now. One thing that makes it hard is when I scratch down there it feels really good. And the more and harder I scratch the better it feels. Almost in an orgasm way. I say this as I don't know of it's some symptom. However I scratch only because I have no choice. I seriously get *****d when it itches. Drives me nuts. I've been sleeping horrible for the past few weeks because of how bad its gotten. By the way the itch is like a stabbing needle honestly. Anyways here's some answers.Sounds like uve got crabs, u need to buy a special lotion to kill them, also if u have them ur partner will too. U can buy special lotion over the counter at chemist. ! Good luck :)I thought about this, but then your second statement is why I don't believe this is it. My partner hasn't had any problems at all and like I said it's been about 5 months. And how would this come up out of the blue. I haven't done anything to get the problem.And to Blaze. My tongue I guess has a little white on it, but I don't think that has anything to do with it. My eyes aren't blood shot either. I do get random itches else where, but I don't know if I can reference them to my problem down south. Also i do itch through my cloths too, but the itching gets so horrendous that I basically burn my skin from rubbing through my clothing too. I'll check out these links you gave me too.
    GotNoMilk 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Guys I don't really care. He was trying to help me. Don't even sweat it. I'm just here to get some answers if possible. And if I can help others I will. I bought some Antihistamine medicine today. It was Lortadine or something of that name. (The box is in the car) I got it from Rite Aid. I didn't realize all it was is just an allergy pill. Looks like Claritin or kind of the same thing. Either way I got it just in case to try it out. I took it about 11 hours ago and so far I'm alright. Random itches here and there, but nothing horrible yet. I've been able to avoid itching. However this happens normally either way if I'm not doing anything to cause the itching. So I'm going to keep responding here with any updates. Any more advice from anyone is greatly!!!!! appreciated! Thank you!
    GotNoMilk 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Guys I don't really care. He was trying to help me. Don't even sweat it. I'm just here to get some answers if possible. And if I can help others I will. I bought some Antihistamine medicine today. It was Lortadine or something of that name. (The box is in the car) I got it from Rite Aid. I didn't realize all it was is just an allergy pill. Looks like Claritin or kind of the same thing. Either way I got it just in case to try it out. I took it about 11 hours ago and so far I'm alright. Random itches here and there, but nothing horrible yet. I've been able to avoid itching. However this happens normally either way if I'm not doing anything to cause the itching. So I'm going to keep responding here with any updates. Any more advice from anyone is greatly!!!!! appreciated! Thank you! he was not trying to help you. he goes into every thread and makes up a story to relate to the first poster, then he syas microwave sickness ect. i dont have any idea whats wrong with you, but i am helping you by telling you blaze is...... a lying person who feels god giving false hope
    GivenUp 135 Replies Flag this Response
  • Guys I don't really care. He was trying to help me. Don't even sweat it. I'm just here to get some answers if possible. And if I can help others I will. I bought some Antihistamine medicine today. It was Lortadine or something of that name. (The box is in the car) I got it from Rite Aid. I didn't realize all it was is just an allergy pill. Looks like Claritin or kind of the same thing. Either way I got it just in case to try it out. I took it about 11 hours ago and so far I'm alright. Random itches here and there, but nothing horrible yet. I've been able to avoid itching. However this happens normally either way if I'm not doing anything to cause the itching. So I'm going to keep responding here with any updates. Any more advice from anyone is greatly!!!!! appreciated! Thank you!Antihistamine's will mask the problem.......try the lotion & if it works it works & if it doesn't it doesn't, no harm done. I dont think it is some scary disease that only effects one area. It sounds like a contact irritation, if its not that, maybe the material in ur underware is irritating u. If it was ur washing powder u'd think it would effect u all over Also i know someone who caught crabs & her boyfriend didn't know he had them as he wasn't itching. Good luck :) Also thanks Givenup for ur support !
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've heard about it, ive read about it.................I've also heard & read about ailien abductors...........and also read about Mad Cow disease, ive even seen some not too well pleased ! Doesn't make me want to go on a one man/woman crusade too save the world by telling everyone about it.............We Know, We've heard, We've read. Its really good to know that u can diagnose brain tumours.......that saves the medical profession a whole lot of money on Scans, MRI's..........we'll all just go to u ! Now im bored ! actually im online via wireless router.............Oooooh No............................................. yeah and making up stories to relate to the first poster is manipulative, then saying they have lyme and microwave sickness IS FALSE HOPE SO NO your opinion is NOT as good as mine or anybody elses. when you say something els BUT microwave sickness asnd lyme. THEN i will agree that you have a valid opinion, but until then you are a worthless waste of space. oh id like to mention that i am a very happy person and i am normally not like this. but blaze is just to much... like i feel a need to say something...
    GivenUp 135 Replies Flag this Response
  • Don't know if i can help much. But i had some itching kind of like yours usually when i got in a hot bath cold weather stuff like that eventually i started having small clear filled bumps on my fingers and come to find out it was ezema. So that might help, mine never did it till my thyroid messed up and immune system got weak. So just an idea. Take Care.
    foxylovesred 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • Take your itchy thighs to a dermatologist. But first look down there and see if you have crabs. About the size of a head of a pin. If no crabs, keep on with the anti-histamine pill, not cream. You skin needs to heal. Look up the dermatology web sites for pictures that might match yours. Do you have jock-itch? Anyone can get that fungus. Cortizone cream might work also.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Take your itchy thighs to a dermatologist. But first look down there and see if you have crabs. About the size of a head of a pin. If no crabs, keep on with the anti-histamine pill, not cream. You skin needs to heal. Look up the dermatology web sites for pictures that might match yours. Do you have jock-itch? Anyone can get that fungus. Cortizone cream might work also.Yeah I don't think its crabs. There's nothing down there but redness from me itching. I'm trying really hard to avoid itching and I've taken an antihistamine every day since this post. I think you're right in the spot of saying it needs to hill. I"m hoping that'll help it come to an end. Hopefully it's not a fungus, but I'll keep this in mind too. Thanks a bunch!
    GotNoMilk 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's hard to believe that you think you can get an accurate diagnosis without going to a doctor. Yes, you need to see one and have an std check for chlamydia and herpes2 blood test, along with all the rest--with both diseases, 50% of the men have no symptoms, so your boyfriend could have it and give it to someone unknowingly, which is sad, all because you don't see a doctor. I sure would want to know.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's hard to believe that you think you can get an accurate diagnosis without going to a doctor. Yes, you need to see one and have an std check for chlamydia and herpes2 blood test, along with all the rest--with both diseases, 50% of the men have no symptoms, so your boyfriend could have it and give it to someone unknowingly, which is sad, all because you don't see a doctor. I sure would want to know. Totally agree...........also crabs can be very hard to see. Get checked out, this problem is going to get worse not better on its own, they muliply, u can also transfer them to ur eyelashes...................GET THE LOTION & USE IT ! u will find a big difference ! then get all checks done ! & if u still wont do that, buy a nit comb Use it have a plain white sheet of paper & put any findings from comb on it.....also best with a magnifying glass to study.......yes they can be that hard to see ! IGNORING THIS PROBLEM WILL NOT MAKE THEM GO AWAY ! men sometimes do not Know they have them !
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
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  • I am experiencing the exact same symptoms and it has gotten so bad that I can't sleep for more than 10 minutes. It is candida albicans otherwise known as thrush. I am 100% I got after a recent cycle of antibiotics but it can also be caused by a number of more serious things. Here is more info. Note it says head of the penis but it occur in other parts. In my case it was both and I pretty much had to put it on ice because the pain is unbearable.Thrush is a yeast infection (also called candida) that's caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called 'Candida albicans', which lives in and around the body. Provided it's kept in check by 'good' bacteria, it causes no harm.Anything that destroys the protective bacteria allows the thrush to proliferate. For example, antibiotics taken for an infection don't discriminate between good and bad bacteria and will kill off both types. Thrush may also occur if you're a bit run-down and your immune levels are low.Thrush that keeps returning despite treatment may be a sign of diabetes and should be tested for by your doctor.Men with a foreskin are more likely to get thrush because the warmth and moisture underneath encourages growth of the fungus.Men who get thrush invariably believe it's sexually transmitted. Although possible, most experts say this isn't usually the case and often it develops in men who aren't sexually active.Triggers for thrush 1. antibiotics 2. low immune levels 3. diabetes 4. sexWhat are the symptoms?Inflammation of the head of the penis (balanitis) is the most common problem. It becomes red and sore, and irritation and itching are common. Small red spots may appear and a penile discharge can occur. A collection of material (smegma) under the foreskin that looks like cottage cheese and smells yeasty is often present.Sometimes, there are no symptoms, so if your partner's being treated for thrush, there's a good chance you could have it too.How's it treated?If you're having any of these symptoms for the first time, then it's best to get them checked by your doctor to confirm it's thrush and not another infection.Good hygiene and saline baths help, and keeping under the foreskin dry is essential.If you've had thrush before and recognise its symptoms, you can get an anti-fungal cream (clotrimazole) from the pharmacist, without a prescription. Keep applying the cream for as long as it takes for the symptoms to clear up and then for an additional two weeks.When one partner is having treatment the other should be treated at the same time to prevent the infection getting passed back again. Sex should be avoided if possible during treatment, but if you do have sex, use a condom.A well-balanced diet low in fats and sugar, together with a healthy lifestyle of regular activity and enough rest, should help prevent recurrence.The golden rule, of course, is that if treatments fail to solve the problem, or you're worried, then go to your GP, practice nurse or the local genito-urinary clinic (previously known as the VD clinic) for advice.I'm using yogurt yes yogurt to ease the pain. First thing in the morning I'm grabbing that clotrimazole
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 08:59 AM
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  • I'm not too sensitive so I can take any response honestly. I just want to know what's wrong. Also guys I was a little embarrased to say this last night, but I'll say it now. One thing that makes it hard is when I scratch down there it feels really good. And the more and harder I scratch the better it feels. Almost in an orgasm way. I say this as I don't know of it's some symptom. However I scratch only because I have no choice. I seriously get *****d when it itches. Drives me nuts. I've been sleeping horrible for the past few weeks because of how bad its gotten. By the way the itch is like a stabbing needle honestly. Anyways here's some answers. QUOTE]I know what your saying i get exactly the same responce sometimes it just feels amazing when scratch it, but it has to be scratched and not that i enjoy it. you gotten any further with this because it is driving me wild...???
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  • I am having the same issues. AND I DO NOT HAVE CRABS!! HORRIBLE itching. Drives me insane and keeps me up at night. I have found out what it is...Tinea cruris (jock itch). There is a lot of information on the web about how to treat it by using over the counter creams and such. They have already began to help me and it has only been 3 days. Hope this helps you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like you need to see the dermatologist - also read up on the symptoms for scabies. If it is scabies you need rx medication.
    brosindar 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like it could be one of many things including yeast, jock itch or another fungal or bacterial infection... probably easily treated by a cream or pill that a general practice doctor can give you but you need to know for sure what it is first. Go see a doctor and you can start treatment soon, and probably be symptom free in a week.
    SpineGirl 64 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi GotNoMilk,Have you had increased itching at night? Any itching around armpits, between fingers, in the crook of your elbows?The loratidine you bought is, in fact, the generic form of Claritin. While it will help decrease the itching, you really do need to determine the cause. Another thing that is soothing is to take oatmeal baths.http://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Oatmeal-BathIt is possible to have pediculosis pubis (crabs) and not realize it. Use a magnifying glass and check your pubic area carefully. You are looking for this:http://www.healthac.org/images/crabs.htmlLet us know how you're doing.Be well!! John
    JonMac 165 Replies Flag this Response
  • I went through the same thing last summer. I thought at first that I was allergic to deodorant, because it started under my arms. Then it would be in other areas. It was intense and did cause a rash when I scratched. It lasted for months. A doctor finally dianosed me as having a fungus. He prescribed an antifungal-cortizone cream combination to treat it. That finally worked but it took about a week or ten days. At the same time I had three bouts with hives. Those lasted a few days each and I took Benadryl (and Prednisone once) to treat. I don't think the fungus and hives were related, but needless to say I itched all summer and was miserable. Hope this helps you!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi no more fearyou have a fungal infection on your skin and here is the solution :- do not wear others clothes - use fluconazole 50 mgs once a day for 3 weeks - apply lamisil cream twice daily on the itching area- dry your skin especially after a bath with a hair dryer untilyourskin is very dry 2 times a day - don't wear underwears containing nylon :)
    clinic 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • better yet, wear no clothes and don't see a doctor.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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