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Itching On Only 1 Leg, NO Rash

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  • Posted By: neilhouse
  • November 27, 2010
  • 05:53 AM

Hi all,

As the title states, my problem began with slight itching in different areas on my upper right leg. Specifically my inner thigh and on the inside back of my knee. There is also some lesser itching on the right side of my kneecap. So the itching is not all over, but it does not seem to be isolated in one area either.

During day two the itching got worse. During day three the itching worsened still. My skin began to feel like your scalp does when you get bed head or hat hair -- very irritated in those areas. I don't think the irritation is from scratching, because I have been trying hard not to itch it at all. It is starting to become painful when my jeans rub up against my leg.

My leg is now starting to be very irritated and painful. It is stiff. My leg is starting to feel swollen and the feeling is moving down my leg, top to bottom. The process feels slow. I have developed a bit of a limp because of the discomfort. I should say that the pain is not unbearable, but there and constant.

So far there is zero rash, discoloration or swelling. There are no blemishes or bug bites that I can detect. I doubt its an allergic reaction because it is happening only to my right leg. I have not changed any detergents, soaps or anything like that recently.

The things that I have done thus far to try and treat myself:
1. I have rubbed hydrocortisone on the affected areas to lessen the itching
2. I have taken ibuprofen to try and numb the pain
3. I have rubbed Tiger Balm on my leg to try and relieve some pain/itching

What I have NOT done yet:
1. I have not gone to my doctor...it's the holiday weekend and I doubt the office is open anyway except for emergencies. And this doesn't feel like one. Yet.
2. I have not gone to the hospital...obviously. I wanted to wait to see if this thing would go away on its own, but it has not and I'm starting to become a little worried by it.

I hope that's everything. If there's any other info I can provide I'd love some help on this. Something at least before I can go see my doctor. Or until it goes away on its own.

Thanks!

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  • Hi I have the exact same condition now. I just want to know how you were able to solve this. Thanks a lot
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2011
    • 09:20 AM
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  • As it turns out I had shingles. It got to be quite painful and I still have a couple splotchy scars on my leg, but luckily I'm young (25) and I caught it early. Once it was determined that shingles was indeed the malady my doctor gave me an antiviral which knocked it right out in about 2 weeks (as I recall).You can read up on shingles at WebMD. You cannot get it if you've never had chicken pox before.
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  • Hi I have the exact same condition now. I just want to know how you were able to solve this. Thanks a lotAs it turns out I had shingles. It got to be quite painful and I still have a couple splotchy scars on my leg, but luckily I'm young (25), and I caught it early. Once it was determined that shingles was indeed the malady my doctor gave me an antiviral which knocked it right out in about 2 weeks (as I recall).Shortly after I posted the above I started to get a few splotchy spots on my leg which later turned into open wounds of sorts. It never got very bad (or at least, it never got EXTREMELY bad...it was very painful however) b/c I was able to identify it early with the help of the Internet and my doc, thankfully.You can read up on shingles at WebMD. You cannot get it if you've never had chicken pox before.
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  • Hi I have the exact same condition now. I just want to know how you were able to solve this. Thanks a lotHi I have the exact same condition now. I just want to know how you were able to solve this. Thanks a lotAs it turns out I had shingles. It got to be quite painful and I still have a couple splotchy scars on my leg, but luckily I'm young (25), and I caught it early. Once it was determined that shingles was indeed the malady my doctor gave me an antiviral which knocked it right out in about 2 weeks (as I recall).Shortly after I posted the above I started to get a few splotchy spots on my leg which later turned into open wounds of sorts. It never got very bad (or at least, it never got EXTREMELY bad...it was very painful however) b/c I was able to identify it early with the help of the Internet and my doc, thankfully.You can read up on shingles at WebMD. You cannot get it if you've never had chicken pox before.I hope that helps!
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