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Severe itching, stomach pain, I'm not going crazy!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 18, 2008
  • 11:59 PM

I am a 20 year old male, in relatively good health. I have noticed I do get sick a decent amount. But, for example, I think I am ok, last summer I ran alot and this semester I tried to play alot of basketball.

First started noticing itching, mid-January in my gym class. We had to warm up and run around the track, and body would itch midly. It started getting worst and happening all over my body except the face. It then happened everyday walking to class, but I would just have to wait for a 5-10 mins and it would go away. Now it has increased in severity and amount. It happens when I am nervous, in a hot area, physical activity or just randomly. It usually starts around the ankles and kinda moves up my body. It is really bad on my body and back. There is no visual signs of scarring, etc, just red marks if I have strached.

I need to put on lotion daily to control it, but it doesn't stop it. I also tried vasoline as a dr suggested. Only thing that helps is staying in a cold area, or putting water or lotion on the spot that itches.

It has gotten to the pt where it is unbearable at times, and I have to get up from public occasions to put water on the itchy area. it is very annoying and embarrassing any idea? It has prevented me from doing things I love like playing basketball, golf, working out, etc.

Thank you so much for you input!

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