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Constant Generalized Itching

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  • Posted By: airdancer
  • October 8, 2006
  • 11:48 PM

Hi! I am a 20 year old female. For the past few months, I have been contantly itchy all over my body, from head to toe. Even my eyelids itch! I have been to my doctor about this several times and he has done numerous blood tests and physical examinations and can't find anything else wrong with me and is therefore perplexed as to what is causing the itching. I tried using a very mild bodywash in the shower(Cetaphil) with a very mild lotion(again Cetaphil), so I don't think it's externally caused. Otherwise I appear to be very healthy. Does anyone have any experience with this or any ideas about what might be causing this or what I could do to make it go away? It is so annoying and driving me crazy!

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  • I am a 39 y/o female withe itching that comes and goes across my chest, arms and legs. I have been to the dr several times and given medications, oral and lotions. They only work for a few days then the itching comes back. I have no bumps or welps. My skin looks looks normal, it just itches and its driving me crazy. Was hoping you had an answer.
    butterfly 1 Replies
    • October 16, 2006
    • 05:52 PM
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  • I'm a 22 year old Male, and have the same problem! AHHHH!! Firstly i get itchy all over my body, and it's not a typical itch, it's more of a itchy pin ****k all over! It's Bad... Now more recently, My nose has been itching like crazy! Just the inside along the septum at the front of my nose. :( AH!! I cant handle it... I must look like a freak to people by constanly scratching and rubbing my nose. I am gonna go crazy if i Cant solve this issue. I have hypothyroidism, but take medication regularily... and i tried stopping the meds but the itching persisted, so it isnt that. My skin is nto dry what soever either, so i really dont know. Someone please help! :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 10:08 PM
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  • I have the same constant itching . It seems to start on my toes and fingers then spreads up my legs and arms to cover my whole body. The only thing that helps is visteril which makes it go away for about 2 days. If I happen to forget the medicine the itching returns and within an hour will cover me completely. This is not just a regular itch. It feels like hundreds of mosquitoes biting at the same time. VERY painful. Any suggestions?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2007
    • 02:05 AM
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  • Hi Airdancer Sorry to hear that but I know how you feel. Whatever it is you have I think I have the same or something very similar. I have had generalised itching everywhere for 2.5 months now, it started when I returned from a trip to Malaysia. No rash or lesions and no real other health problems except lack of sleep. I do get occasional (1 in 2 weeks?) what look like small red bites but dont know if they are related. I do wake everynight about 4 or 5am feeling hot and sweaty. I have been to 4 doctors, a dermatologist and a chinese medicene type man so far. I've tried permethrin 5% cream 5 times, supplements (grapefruit seed extract, garlic extract, quericene and vitimin D3) tried baths in Borax and products from safe2use.com but still not solved it. If you are better now Please Please let me know what you did!!! if you are still suffering let maybe write a bit more and I can write more about what I have tried
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