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Generalized itchy skin no visible signs of rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2007
  • 11:59 AM

Okay so I figured I would try this since few dermatologists have been able to come up with anything more than atopic dermatitis. I have generalized (all over) skin irritation. Skin is very sensitive to hot water and sometimes to various soaps which has been my primary focus. The itchy is usually on a cycle and can occur with or without such allergens. I do not have any rashes but rather perfect skin that seems near perfect, but the skin is very itchy and sometimes feels like a crawling sensation. It can affect anywhere from the arms, stomach, back, groin, innner thighs, down to the ankles.

Sleeping is often difficult as I find myself waking up wide awake for no reason and an extreme skin crawling feeling or itch. I have researched scabies but all doctors say no as I have no visible signs of such. I have looked in cancers but am perfectly healthy otherwise with respect to slight asthma or shortness of breath. I have my blood checked every 6mo for everything from STD's to WBC counts to thyroid activity. It basically feels nervous system related or if my skin is extreting poisons. I would normally think it was my sourrounding environment im alergic to but the itching can occur from work to home though most often occurs at those two locations. I read something about parasites in the intestines. I am also considering looking into allergens to dental products since my fillings have started to fall out lately. The skin itch is so severe and I dont want to be on anti-itch meds or creams forever. Thats a waste of time, money, and patience. Does anyone have any ideas? The licensed doctors in Phoenix, AZ have little education it seems to an issue such as this....

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  • I am not a doctor but the condition you described with intense itching and the creepy sensation that something is crawling on your skin sounds eerily similar to a condition I had several years ago. I went to three doctors. None could see anything on my skin except the pink blotchy marks from itching. Athough, it may have been a mite or some form of tinea etc., I believed that the reason it went undetected was because it was a mutated form of disease that had never been diagnosed before. I researched the subject quite thoroughly in medical journals and other books on the subject. I requested that the doctor please prescribe me Acticin, which is a Permethrin Cream used to treat scabies. I washed all my clothing in hot water and dried thoroughly. I vacuumed & poured alcohol all over my bed. I then applied the medicine as the directions indicated. I believe I did the application twice. Washing everything and changing my sheets. It worked. I then got it again at the health club. I did it again…never went back to the health club…it was gone forever. I wish you the best of luck! :)
    Pris123 1 Replies
    • January 2, 2008
    • 06:12 AM
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  • Generalized itchy skin no visible signs of rash Hi ,am now seeing that there are other people like me because it reached a time in life that i thought am crazy how could this happen to me alone and how comes the doctors do not know leave alone relatives and friends some tell me try to forget it but the truth is this is what am surfing and. I feel some small non visible things that move in my body from the hair to my private parts itching terribly specially when am tired feeling hot or nervous this goes up to the eyes ,nose, and the ears. I see myself trying to remove things that i don't see, it now seven years during this time I have shaved my hair totally but this was even making it worse now when it becomes too much, I went to and still go to different doctors some accepted not to know what disease it can be, after medical result of blood analysis showing almost everything negative others try to advise me to use some kind of shampoo medicine., But all in vain, i feel week helpless and without any hope. I feel pain in the joints and have lost almost all my teeth, i am afraid to loose my eyes sight. I need some advise.Suleikha
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  • You might want to ask your doctor to do liver function tests (LFT's) which is just bloodwork, but more extensive than normal bloodwork. Pruritis (itching) is a major symptom of most liver diseases. The most common symptom is extreme fatigue, but not everyone will have every symptom. Also if the function of your liver is impaired, it can affect your absorption of different vitamins and minerals (especially calcium and vitamin D) which can greatly affect the teeth. I have an autoimmune liver disease called PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis), and my itching is terrible, always worse at night. My teeth are losing the enamel, and break/chip very easily, even though i am getting regular dental care. I think its worth asking your doctor to check this as it can easily be ruled out if your LFT's are all normal. A few tips that have helped me (some) : make your shower/bath warm not hot,then before you get out make the water as cool as you can stand. The heat makes the itch worse. Try a pure olive oil soap, or pure cocoa butter soap. The only product that seemed to sometimes help was Solarcaine (the sunburn spray). Good luck, hope this was helpful.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2008
    • 09:19 AM
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  • Generalized itchy skin no visible signs of rash Hi ,am now seeing that there are other people like me because it reached a time in life that i thought am crazy how could this happen to me alone and how comes the doctors do not know leave alone relatives and friends some tell me try to forget it but the truth is this is what am surfing and. I feel some small non visible things that move in my body from the hair to my private parts itching terribly specially when am tired feeling hot or nervous this goes up to the eyes ,nose, and the ears. I see myself trying to remove things that i don't see, it now seven years during this time I have shaved my hair totally but this was even making it worse now when it becomes too much, I went to and still go to different doctors some accepted not to know what disease it can be, after medical result of blood analysis showing almost everything negative others try to advise me to use some kind of shampoo medicine., But all in vain, i feel week helpless and without any hope. I feel pain in the joints and have lost almost all my teeth, i am afraid to loose my eyes sight. I need some advise.SuleikhaMercury poisoning causes loss of teeth among other things. Lack of vitamin C causes skin and gum problems. (Scurvy)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2010
    • 09:21 AM
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  • I was recently diagnosed with HH - Hereditary Hemocromotosis. It has been about 4 months Lately I am noticing that my body is getting itchy for NO reason. It feels like a crawly sensation but of coarse , there is nothing crawling on me. I read some articles that say something about the liver. I am just going nuts here because I hear some people saying something about losing teeth. I am only 34 years old. I cannot afford to be losing teeth :DAnyway, any advice or anyone have similar symptoms having my disease ?When I itch, it doesnt seem to make any marks and the itches are mostly my face, head , hands , chest and upper torso. Showers help a little but it comes back
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  • I was recently diagnosed with HH - Hereditary Hemocromotosis. It has been about 4 months Lately I am noticing that my body is getting itchy for NO reason. It feels like a crawly sensation but of coarse , there is nothing crawling on me. I read some articles that say something about the liver. I am just going nuts here because I hear some people saying something about losing teeth. I am only 34 years old. I cannot afford to be losing teeth :DAnyway, any advice or anyone have similar symptoms having my disease ?When I itch, it doesnt seem to make any marks and the itches are mostly my face, head , hands , chest and upper torso. Showers help a little but it comes backAllergy / intolerance either to medication or food. Thats what my itch was due to
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2010
    • 09:58 PM
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  • Did you ever find anything out? I'm having the same symptons.i was recently diagnosed with hh - hereditary hemocromotosis. It has been about 4 months lately i am noticing that my body is getting itchy for no reason. It feels like a crawly sensation but of coarse , there is nothing crawling on me. I read some articles that say something about the liver. I am just going nuts here because i hear some people saying something about losing teeth. I am only 34 years old. I cannot afford to be losing teeth :danyway, any advice or anyone have similar symptoms having my disease ?When i itch, it doesnt seem to make any marks and the itches are mostly my face, head , hands , chest and upper torso. Showers help a little but it comes backdid you ever find anything out? I'm having the same symptons.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2011
    • 09:53 PM
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