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Legs have been iching in a pattern for two years!

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  • Posted By: callthezoo
  • September 19, 2008
  • 06:00 PM

My legs started itching on the inside of my thighs about two years ago. There was no rash, or anything visible, until I scratched them so much that I caused a rash and even bleeding. There was a visible circular pattern to the itchy skin (and then rash) and it looked like I was scratching circles, about three or four inches in diameter, in the same general area of both my thighs. I saw a dermitologist and she prescribed me hydrocortisone cream, which did nothing. Since then the itch has moved around a bit, but has always stayed on my legs. There was a few months where I didn't notice it and thought it was gone, but then it came back with a vengeance. Now the itch travels in a snaking line from the back of my calf up to the side of my thigh. And the new design is exactly the same on both legs. In the last two years I have changed laundry detergents 20 times and have not been eating anything I haven't eaten all my life. Any help anyone could give would be appreciated. I just don't understand what could cause the itchy skin to be in a certain pattern that is identical on both legs?

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  • It could be following up your dermatones, which would indicate one of the herpes viruses. I can suggest that you ask for a specific herpes2 blood test and a varicella zoster to rule out shingles. Either one of them can cause a great deal of pain/itching without ever having one single outbreak. Find out if you have either of those.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 01:36 AM
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  • I think the idea of the varicella zoster, or Herpes2 following the path of a certain nerve is good, because that could be an explination as to why the trail of itchy skin travels along the same path on both legs. But as I said, there's no rash or marking of any kind on the skin. It just itches.
    callthezoo 1 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 05:53 AM
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  • you don't need to have a rash to have the virus and the nerve pain/itching...this helped me after years of the pain, but you may need a different remedy: https://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/48945/ Re: Post shingles neuralgiaFrom rajivprasad on 2006-01-18For shingles accompanied with neuralgia, Variolinum is the best remedy.Take Variolinum 200 (c) two doses every day for three days.Then report.Rajiv
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 07:16 PM
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