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Itchy skin is driving me crazy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 18, 2007
  • 11:03 AM

For a week now my skin has been itching terrible but there's no physical rash. It affects my chest, stomach, back, legs and tops of my arms. It also comes up around my neck too. When i scratch it just makes it worse and i get really hot and uncomfortable.

I first thought it was an allergic reaction but after going through everything I'd used or eaten over the past week, there was nothing new that I hadn't been exposed to for weeks beforehand.

I went to the doctors and he wrote it off as a reaction, prescribed some antihistamines and told me to keep an eye on it.

That was yesterday and since then these little blood red dots have appeared where i've been scratching the most. They're not like the little scabs you get from cutting the skin with your nails, but more like little blood blisters under the skin and are smooth when you rub your hand over them.

Does anyone have a clue what's causing this?

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