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Random itchy goosebumps on arms, hands, thighs, and torso, HELP!

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  • Posted By: eat_salads
  • March 27, 2012
  • 11:12 PM

Hey guys, I'm hoping maybe someone could shed some light as to what the **** it is I'm suffering from..

Basically, I'm getting these goosebump-like itchy spots on my arms, mostly on the underside, my hands, inner thighs, hips, torso, and sometimes my feet. They're REALLY itchy, and hot water seems to agitate them even more (even though it feels insanely good when the hot water hits) and I'm almost positive it's not an allergy, because an allergist told me it wasn't.. It's not scabies, because a doctor told me it wasn't.. I was prescribed a steroid called Prednisone for about two weeks, but it only helped momentarily, and once I was off them they came back and itched and spread even more. I'm fairly new to this forum, so I'm not sure if I can include photos, but I'll see after I post this thread.

My last resort is to go see a holistic doctor on Thursday morning. Hopefully he'll find something the other doctors didn't. I've been using tea tree oil soap to cleanse, but it doesn't really do all that much. My diet hasn't changed, nor has my detergents, I don't really hang around pets, my brothers who I live with are experiencing NOTHING like what I have.. It's so mind boggling and frustrating. I'm starting to meditate but that does nothing. Lotions help the itch for about ten minutes and then it's back to square one. UGH. It's horrible. I don't wish this upon ANYONE.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :(

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  • I think I finally found out what this condition is! LICHEN SPINULOSUS (and I think they also call it KERATOSIS SPINULOSA) ...OR it's possible that some of you have very similar symptoms but actually suffer from PHRYNODERMA which would be a cutaneous sign of an inadequate diet and is usually ascribed to the vitamin A deficiencyI have had this condition to a relatively mild degree for some years now. Nothing to truly worry about, but it's annoying nevertheless. I do notice that it gets aggravated by malnutrition and by putting toxins in the body. My condition definitely worsens when I smoke pot. My goosebumps get even more prominent and the itch increases. It's a relatively rare condition and not too much research has been done. But there is enough info for us to help ourselves. I knew these somewhat innocuously looking goosebumps were not normal, because, first of all they happened in places where goosebumps normally don't happen; they would not just subside like GBs would, and also they itched and kept spreading around and appearing in irregular patches.I am actually having an outbreak right now. I also think it's a bit psychological: the more I turn my awareness to it the more I itch and, seemingly, render my skin more sensitive than it tends to be. Just eat well, do avoid toxins (smoking and drinking especially), and scrub in the shower, and moisturize.I hope this post helps!=)
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