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Itching

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  • Posted By: lxjohn
  • January 7, 2007
  • 10:14 PM

I have had a re-occuring itch for around 10 years. It starts in the groin area or around the ankles. Today my fingers have itching blisters on them, itching under the arms, groin, and ankles. I have been to different doctors and tried all sorts of creams and pills, nothing appears to work. It will clear up for a few months then come back. Any help?

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  • I get itching and small blisters under the skin on my hands and fingers. This has been going on sporatically for 30 years. I was told I have soap allergies. One thing I do know is I cannot use antibacterial soaps. That will set me off for months.
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  • I get these blisters on my hands as well. At one point my hands and feet were completely covered and I went to my dermatologist for an explanation. He told me that it was a skin infection called impetigo. Apparently, my eczema caused tiny undetectable cracks in my skin allowing the infection to enter. The bacteria that causes the infection can be either strep or staph. Impetigo is under the skin, so creams will not help much to cure it. Oral antibiotics don't help much either. I've found that letting the body kill it naturally while preventing the infection from spreading works best for me. Whatever you do, DON'T SCRATCH IT! If the blisters pop, the impetigo will spread. My usual routine is to mix a good hand lotion with glycerin and a small amount of a mild antibiotic (I use tea tree essential oil) and use it several times a day. This will keep the skin from cracking more and kill any bacteria that make it out of the blisters. I hope I've been helpful enough.-Brook
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