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Stop this itching!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2007
  • 02:41 AM

For about the past 3-4 days I have started getting really itchy skin, usually on my legs and sometimes my arms. Occasionally the itching spreads to my hands and feet, and they start feeling kinda puffy, like the skin is tightening, however they remain completely normal in appearance, apart from the redness from my scratching.

It is usually about 3-4 hours after I wake up, thats the only consistent thing I can think of. My diet has been varied over the time I've had this itching, and I have just started weight watchers this week so my diet has been really good, lots of fruit, vegetables etc. I don't drink coffee, tea, and have had no alcohol this week. Drunk bucketloads of water, been to the gym every day, basically living exceptionally healthy, so i'm at a loss to explain the itching!

There is no rash, until i start scratching, and then i get little red marks, little circles perhaps as big as a fingertip in the areas where i've scratched.

I had a virus 2 years ago, strangely enough at the exact same time of year, which had these itching symptoms, however i also had nausea and feeling a bit faint and just generally unwell. I haven't had the nausea and have felt really healthy.

Is this just one of the bodies quirks that will pass? Thats what happened with the virus, however my thoughts are, if it is the same thing, and it has come back, should I get it checked out?

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