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Pinprick red dots and severe itching /w pics. Help!
Anonymous11 posted:
Hi there,

I've had severe itching for about 3-4 weeks and small bumps appearing on my arms and hands. More recently red pin head rashes have started appearing on my torso. I went to a doctor and was prescribed permethrin for any possible bugs, hydroxyzine and an antihistamine in case its an allergic reaction. These have not helped and the rashes are getting worse.

Please help!

frenchgirl15 responded:
This is EXACTLY what I'm having a problem with but I can't diagnose it! I'm sure they're not bed bugs but I know I get bitten when I'm in my room. Have you found out what it is?
Getttitttgirrrl responded:
for over 4 months now i have experienced the same thing. at first i didnt notice the itching and just brushed it off. it had become so persistent i began going over a mental timeline for when it began. i had stayed at a motel 6. usually i stay in higher end hotels for this very reason but this day i was so exhausted i pulled the blankets back and snuggled right on into it. thats when i believe my itching began. i thought it was scabies since it begain at my ankles and increased at night whether i was sleeping or not. then a friend of mine i sleep with from time to time started itching and it was embarrassing for me. ive noticed it comes and goes. sometimes even for days i wont have an urge to itch. then something will set me off and get me going. i tried medicated goldbond and over the counter ointments. i now notice it around my neck but i associated it with a necklace i had been wearing but i havent been wearing it and i still noticed small bumps thatll only itch if i bother the affected area. also right by my c section scar on my upper pubic area, buttocks, inner thighs, outer thighs, now along some parts of my calves, right around the arm pit, along my bra line, if i dont itch its not so obvious but now its to the point where im scratching my own skin and leaving even more noticable marks along with the infection.
aguidette responded:
I have a similar patten of itch and rash but mostly on my arms..I had been to two different dermtologist in my area at least seven to ten time, I was told to change everything, soap,shampoo,dish soap,washing detergant .two different lotions and sauve to put on my arms and a bunch of allery test. Dr could not find out what my problem was..being sent to a specialist out of town she came up with this diganoises

Brachioradial pruritus,
I have never heard of this, She thinks it is trauma of a old injury to my head twenty five years ago..some sort of nerve damage in C 5/6 in my neck, she has prescribed a compound lotion mixture of Ketamine/amitriplyline for the first two weeks then adding amitriplyline 25 mil at bed time and see her in a month...has anyone else heard of this, sounds far fetched to me but I will give it a try, I have just started with the lotion a few days ago so I really can not tell anything as yet.. let me know what you think..I am hoping that this might be so and at least have a answer for my very annoying itch and rash..Hoping to hear from some of you
SarahjayneSmiles responded:
Did you find out what this is? I have exactly the same symptoms and the pictures you have are the same as what I have? Need help! -,-
aguidette replied to SarahjayneSmiles's response:
Hi there, well I dont know if my condition is the same as yours, most of my outbreak (arms, chest) after many Dr, I was diagnosed with a condition called "Brachioradial Pruritus" It is a compression of C4,C5,C6 in my upper back..the compress can course three results, the Red itchy rash, numbness or pain, I happen to have the red itchy rash..I was sent to a Dr. about 75miles away from where I live, No one in my town could figure it out, after changing all my toiletry. soap and on and on, this Dr. asked if I ever had tremor to my head, "I had a car accident in 1980" somehow after all these years it triggered the Pruritus, this is a rare condition and not to many Dr. are aware of it, my treatment has been Light therapy three times a week, Gabapentine 300mg and Lyrica 75mg ,Amitriptyline 25mg. I take this all at night because it makes me tired..I am doing much better, no itch or rash on a daily bases, I do get occasional flare ups that last a day or two but I am happy I am not itching all the time..I just saw my dr. and asked if this is going to be a lifetime thing, she told me if I didn't get a flareup in one month I can drop to 1 time a week for the light therapy, and if no flare up for three months we can start to cut back on my medication..had a second opinion at U.C.S.F. two months ago..they confirmed the diagnostics and recommended i continue on the present treatment Dr said it is rare but they do see at least one case a week...was only identified about ten years ago so a lot of Dr. are not knowing of this condition..I hope this helps you and please feel free to email with any questions you might have...sounds a little crazy and most people will tell you they never heard of this..but after much research , it is real..good luck..

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