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Legs have been iching in a pattern for two years!

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  • Posted By: callthezoo
  • September 19, 2008
  • 06:00 PM

My legs started itching on the inside of my thighs about two years ago. There was no rash, or anything visible, until I scratched them so much that I caused a rash and even bleeding. There was a visible circular pattern to the itchy skin (and then rash) and it looked like I was scratching circles, about three or four inches in diameter, in the same general area of both my thighs. I saw a dermitologist and she prescribed me hydrocortisone cream, which did nothing. Since then the itch has moved around a bit, but has always stayed on my legs. There was a few months where I didn't notice it and thought it was gone, but then it came back with a vengeance. Now the itch travels in a snaking line from the back of my calf up to the side of my thigh. And the new design is exactly the same on both legs. In the last two years I have changed laundry detergents 20 times and have not been eating anything I haven't eaten all my life. Any help anyone could give would be appreciated. I just don't understand what could cause the itchy skin to be in a certain pattern that is identical on both legs?

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