Hello, for about a month now I've had this constant body itching. It started where I would get itching to the back and inner part of the thighs and also my **m. There was no redness there until I scratched it. I have dermographism but it has never before caused my skin to itch, I used to get bumps on my arms from it but never any itching so I don't think it's that. It was usually only bad at night time. Recently it seems to have worsened where my full body now itches basically constantly. It begins to itch, so I scratch it and then because of my dermographism it goes bumpy and gets itchier and it's an endless cycle! Getting to sleep is a chore as I notice it more due to less distractions than during the day.
I had previously been ill before the itching began. I had at first cold like symptoms, which then devolved into a violent cough. I had this for about a month but it cleared up and then I had a closed throat where I was short of breath and if I laughed I choked. That had cleared and shortly after that the itching began. I'm not sure if it's any relevance.
Other than that the only thing that has changed is my diet and exercise, my diet has gotten a lot worse recently with high sugary drinks and fatty foods and much less excercise than I usually do. I've tried washing all my clothes and stripping my sheets, none of which have worked. In abit clueless at what it could be, I'm going to the doctors later this week, but has anyone got any idea what it could be? I'm 19 by the way.
Below I have attatched two pictures, the 1st being what my leg looks like about 5 mins after scratching and the 2nd what my inner thigh looks like after 4 weeks of contsant scratching.