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Itchy, blotchy red skin.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 15, 2006
  • 03:54 PM

I have been having trouble with itchy skin since the weather has changed. I'm assuming it's some type of allergy and have not seen a doctor yet. It only happens at night before going to bed and when it begins it feels like a bite from a small insect. It affects my toes, legs, stomach, arms and the palms of my hands. What happens is that I begin scratching and then redness appears on my skin. It doesn't look like hives except on my stomach. Everywhere else is just blotches of red skin. I'm beginning to become more concerned because I have tried everthing (such as changing laundry detergents, soap and lotion; changing bedding regularly and disinfecting mattresses with lysol as well as throughly vaccuming my mattress to remove possible mites. Has anyone had anything similar happen to them?

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  • Yeah, it's called dry skin. Put some cream on your skin after you bathe/shower and before you dry off. Turn your thermostat down a couple degrees. Add some humidity to the air inside your home either with a humidifier or put a pan of water on the stove on low heat.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 01:07 AM
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  • If you use the dryer sheets for static control, stop using them. They cause more allergies than anything else.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 01:09 AM
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  • Sounds like scabies. does it only itch at night?
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  • my skin itch everyday and night it's like little bumps all over my stomach.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 08:55 PM
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  • yea i have..mine is red ant blotchy..i have gotten it on my stomach,ankles,upper chest,hips,hands, and all up my arms..it just happend tonight and im very concerned.i used to have exema as a little kid..but it went away.and i dont know what it is.but so far i have taken benedryl and but eucerin cream all over my body.so idk i might go to the doctor tomorrow
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 05:26 AM
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