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itchy skin on several family members without rash, bumps, or change of diet

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  • Posted By: sosoitchy
  • October 9, 2010
  • 09:30 AM

i moved in with my best friend in early july after she threw her fiancé out. i have been coming and sleeping over at her house for years, and my diet has not changed, nor has any of my laundry soaps. i'm a clean person- i bathe regularly and wash my bedding weekly.

within the first few weeks of moving in, i started developing itchy skin that i wrote off as dry skin as her shower's water is harder than i was used to. i started moisturizing more and tried my best to ignore it.

it's now mid-october and it has yet to go away and minus the itch, my skin is flawless- no rashes, no bumps, nothing out of the ordinary and my skin is very moisturized.

last month i had my niece come stay with me for a week or so and she is now incredibly itchy. my roommate is very itchy. even my cat seems to be very itchy, she's overgrooming herself to the point of baldness on her hind legs (the vet said it was stress due to the move- there are no bumps or rash).

my doctor told me it was nerves :mad:, however, i can't believe it would be just nerves when 2 other people are experiencing the same thing. and i thought that scabies eventually forms bumps on the skin...if that's the case, i've been itching for nearly three and a half months and my skin looks normal.

last week i went and spent an entire week at my mom's house in my old room to see if the itchiness would subside at all when taken out of the environment i started itching in, and it did not.

i need help. :confused: i am so frustrated with my skin itching and feeling so out of options. i have to rule out a lot of different things because my roommate and niece both are experiencing the same thing so i feel as though liver failure and jaundice are not causes.

any ideas? :(

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