I HAVE INTENSE ITCHING OF EXTREMITIES AT NIGHT. i MEAN THE WORST ITCH YOU CAN IMAGINE. I AM 63 AND AM ON SEVERAL MEDICATIONS BUT THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE THE PROBLEM. IT IS USUALLY ONLY ONE SITE AT A TIME BUT I CAN NOT SLEEP WHEN IT STARTS.FEET AND LOWER LEGS AND SOMETIMES HANDS. ALSO IT CAN HAPPEN DURING THE DAY BUT NOT OFTEN. SOME OF THE PLACES I HAVE SCRATCHED THE SKIN HAS TURNED A MOTTLED RED/BROWN COLOR AND HAS STAYED THIS WAY FOR MANY MONTHS. I DON'T THINK IT WILL EVER BE NORMAL AGAIN. THIS IS NOT JUST A DRY SKIN ITCH. I KNOW WHAT THAT IS LIKE. THIS IS FAR WORSE. I HAVE TORN THE SKIN OPEN IF I DON'T CATCH MYSELF EARLY ENOUGH. WHEN THE PAIN OF RAW SORE GETS WORSE THAN THE ITCH IS ONLY RELIEF. NOT A PLESANT RELIEF. HELP
Chronic itcing can be a devastating problem.Your first step is to consult with your physician to exclude any underlying medical conditions such as thyroid ,hormonal or circulatory diseases.Next step is to determine if you have any underlying skin diseases such as excema or ,psoriasis and finally you should rule-out any infectious causes , insect bites ,fungal or worm infestations. Hopefully this is a start Best Dr Evans
for the past few months i have had severe intching on both breasts at night occasionally in the day not to often and my left nipple has become inverted my breasts itch on the outside near the 1/2 way mark and a little into my armpit please help thanks so much
So a couple months ago my skin started itching. I have been itching all over my body. The worst is the itching in the groin area. my genitals have been itching and there are big bumps there that itch 24/7, and especially at night. The bumps on my genitals are on my legs too and they get bigger and redder if I scratch them. It hasn't been a horrible thing to go through. Here is a link to a picture I took of my inner leg. I want to know what is going on with my skin http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/snapshot201211071.jpg/
I finally went to see a doctor about two and a half months ago and he stated that I had like a virus/allergy as my right hand was also very scally and dry. He said that the problem was from the hand that was causing the bug to spread to different parts of my body via the blood system. He gave me a prescription to a cream "Triamcinolone Acetonide o.1%" and said to apply it every night and also take Zyrtec (over the counter allergy pill) every night-- I'm please to say that I've been TOTALLY itch free since following his advice. I've missed the Zyrtec on a few occasions but never the cream
Dr. Tareen mentioned on another post that she volunteers at a free clinic in the St. Paul area. She suggests calling a private office or University to see they have a discounted rate for patients with no insurance.
Dr. Maybe you could advise me with my situation also. i'm having a severe itching at night for years and now he become so worst, it would wake me up at night. I have been taking Zyrtek for years with not much succes. I went to see my Doctor last month and he prescribe me a cream call: TRIAMCINOLONE, when i using it it make it my situation worst like my body turn on fire. I done a lot of test my liver is fine and i now i don't know what to do next and my Dr's office seems like don't care too much
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