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Itchy bumps on head, chest and arms. My GP doesn't know what it is, help!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 10, 2010
  • 11:09 AM

About a year and a half ago I started getting the odd bump which was really itchy, it looked exactly like a nettle sting (white) but was really itchy like a insect bite.

I didn't go to the doctors because I just thought I was getting bitten by something but they started to get worse and I got loads under my hair which itched like crazy. They only came up on my face, head, arms and chest.

They just got worse and were scarring where I had scratched them. I went to the doctors and they said they were bed bugs so I called a specialist out and he said that I didn't have bed bugs or dust mites and it might be an allergic recation to something.

I went back and saw a different doctor and she said that is might be scabies so gave me two lots of cream to treat that but also gave me some antihistamine tablets in case it was something else in my system. I used the cream which didn't seem to help but the tablets seem to calm it down a bit but once they ran out they just came back.

So I went back and this time saw a locum on his first day, it was clear that he had no idea what it was and because I said the antihistamine helped, he gave me a months worth of that. I used that and it helped but again, once they ran out they just came back.

I'm starting to lose the will to live with this, I can't stay on antihistamine tablets for the rest of my life and they'll stop working eventually anyway.

Does anyone have any other ideas on what this might be????

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