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Insane itching. Please help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 15, 2010
  • 08:45 AM

The past few days have been a nightmare of sleeplessness.
A few days ago, my chest started itching like mad. There were a few small bumps along my one breast and a couple on my collarbone, but I get rashes there a lot so I passes it up to another episode of heat rash most likely brought on by my non breathing work shirt.
But its been days now and they're not going away. A few more popped up, as well as one on my arm and one on my side. They itch like crazy and I cannot resist clawing at them to the point where i have actually bruised the skin on my breast from it. The one on my arm only itches when i touch it and the one on my side is more or less the same. But the ones on my chest are driving me insane! :mad:

I thought bedbugs at first since it is an epidemic that has recently hit my area of Canada, but its getting rather cold out, I have found no evidence of them yet, and my boyfriend who sleeps in the same bed doesn't have any of these marks on him at all. I haven't been using a new soap or laundry detergent so I ruled out spontaneous allergic reaction as well. They don't look like mite bites either. It looks like heat rash bumps, but more dotted here and there instead of clustered together.
I would link a picture but it's now pretty much impossible to tell the spots apart from the accidental bruising. I'm using aloe to try to calm the itching.
It keeps me up at night and the sleep exhaustion is starting to kill my work ethic. I would have gone to the doctors but my job gives me no time to myself these days. :(

Is there anything that could be causing it beyond bugs? It seems highly unlikely that I would get gnawed on while my boyfriend gets away un-nibbled.

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    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2010
    • 00:20 PM
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  • The past few days have been a nightmare of sleeplessness. A few days ago, my chest started itching like mad. There were a few small bumps along my one breast and a couple on my collarbone, but I get rashes there a lot so I passes it up to another episode of heat rash most likely brought on by my non breathing work shirt.But its been days now and they're not going away. A few more popped up, as well as one on my arm and one on my side. They itch like crazy and I cannot resist clawing at them to the point where i have actually bruised the skin on my breast from it. The one on my arm only itches when i touch it and the one on my side is more or less the same. But the ones on my chest are driving me insane! :mad:I thought bedbugs at first since it is an epidemic that has recently hit my area of Canada, but its getting rather cold out, I have found no evidence of them yet, and my boyfriend who sleeps in the same bed doesn't have any of these marks on him at all. I haven't been using a new soap or laundry detergent so I ruled out spontaneous allergic reaction as well. They don't look like mite bites either. It looks like heat rash bumps, but more dotted here and there instead of clustered together. I would link a picture but it's now pretty much impossible to tell the spots apart from the accidental bruising. I'm using aloe to try to calm the itching.It keeps me up at night and the sleep exhaustion is starting to kill my work ethic. I would have gone to the doctors but my job gives me no time to myself these days. :(Is there anything that could be causing it beyond bugs? It seems highly unlikely that I would get gnawed on while my boyfriend gets away un-nibbled.You might want to try taking a couple of pepsids or zantac and perhaps allergra or a couple of claritin for the itching. you may get uticara instead but at least the itching will be calmed down. and it would be better for you to go to a determitologist before getting on this so they can get a biospy because once you start taking them, it will be hard to stop due to the itching. It will take a couple of days of taking them before it benefits. Once in your system, you may be able to lower to just 1 pepsid/zantac and 1 claritin/allergra per day. Hope this helps your itching. It helped with my insane itching. I did that for 5 years until i finally got a diagnosis. And it was a good thing I did. If yours runs for a long time, get a diagnosis as soon as possible.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2010
    • 03:04 AM
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