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Daniel More, MD

Do You Itch All Over?

By June 26, 2007

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Itching is a common reason for people to see an allergist. Many of those with itching have a rash, others do not. Some people suffer from itching for many years, while others have symptoms for only a few days or weeks. So, what causes an itch to occur? Why do some people itch from head to toe, while others itch only in certain areas?

Of the patients I see in my clinic for itching, I am able to find a cause in the majority. Even better, I can prescribe treatments to make the itch lessen, and in many cases, go away completely. If you, or someone you know, has a problem with itching or a rash that won't go away, read the following articles, then see your doctor. You too can be itch free in no time!

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July 30, 2009 at 5:39 am
(1) kimberly says:

My mother has seen countless doctors she is itchy all over very day and at night.She does have a auto-immune disorder,heart problems,shes sleepy all the time, and on meds.For 3 years she has itched day and night she has these open wounds they bleed.It’s not molluscum contagiosum or morgellons or physial urticaria or anything common like body lice.Can you help us,what may this be?

August 15, 2009 at 4:56 am
(2) Barrett White says:

I itch very bad all over. It seems to be worse in the middle of the night. I wake up 2 to 3 in the morning itching so bad that I cant go to sleep. I have used Eucerin body wash and lotion but it may help some but not very good. I have seen a doctor that prescribed a hydracordizone cream and hydroxyzine pills. I take the pills before I go to bed but sometime is helps and sometimes not. I dont have any rash just really ithcy skin. I dont medications, I have used same soap, detergent, nothing has changed. What can I do? Do I need to see a dermitologist?

October 8, 2009 at 11:02 am
(3) Chad (Stage2 PBC) says:

Kimberly and Barrett: You both should rule out allergies first. I did this myself and after that and itching like mad for 3 months went to my general doctor. I explained the symptoms and he did some liver blood work, liver biopsy, and then I was diagnosed with PBC. Itching is a common symptom of liver disease. Early diagnosis is very important as it is with many conditions.

October 13, 2009 at 11:12 pm
(4) Chitanis Peoples says:

I’ve been itching for like a month, and there are red bumps on my legs, arms, stomach, and back. I dont know what it is. I looked up a lot of things and nothing looks like this. I’ve been to the doctor and he gave me some pills that didnt work. There on my hand and it looks like my hand is very dry.. I tried to put lotion on it, and baby powder. I really wanna get rid of this itch. I can’t stand it any more. Please help me.

November 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm
(5) Chris says:

I also have the same problem. I had it about 10 years ago and went to numerous specialists and they found nothing. It eventually went away. It’s weird because it seems to happen around change of seasons. I have it again now and it is driving me NUTS. I have Hydroxyzaine but it no longer helps at all. I do not sleep at night and at work I scratch myself all day. I am going back to the doctor tomorrow in hopes that she will run those liver test that Chad suggested. I never thought I would say it but I hope it is my liver in a way so I know I am not losing my mind.

November 8, 2009 at 12:47 am
(6) Betty says:

All of you should find out if you have allergies. I have been itching all over for some time. It drives me crazy. I started getting a cough that would not go away and was finall diagnosed with asthma caused by allergies. When I take allergy medication I do not itch.

November 16, 2009 at 10:52 am
(7) Tammy says:

I read Chris’ comment and feel better knowing that someone else has a similar situation. My itchiness began a bit more than 10 years ago. It comes and goes, but this bout has been the most severe, in itchiness & duration. I have seen doctors about it several years ago, but nothing came of it. This time I saw a dermatologist and I am on the first round of drugs, which didn’t help much. I hope to find some relief in the next drug he prescribed. The itch is enough to drive someone mad! Just as someone else posted, I would be happy to be told I have kidney or liver disease just so I know what is causing the itch. I sympathize with all of you!

December 21, 2009 at 10:44 pm
(8) Chris says:

My family and i have been dealing with itchon for about a yr..I CAN NOT STAND IT..my daughter scratches till she bleeds and it keeps us awake at night.What is this from?

December 22, 2009 at 4:05 am
(9) Ezra says:

I have also been dealing with the same problems…I went to the doctor and got scabies and surface microorganisms ruled out, had extensive blood work done (negative), so then, with doctors going we don’t know, began to eliminate items from my diet….specifically my problem: wheat gluten / proteins in several grains…I have seen a significant decrease in itchiness since I stopped eating wheat (everyday it improves). Recommend you all watch for food allergies. They are a problem for a lot of people and would not be surprised if a lot of people’s ailments could be helped by dietary changes and restrictions.

January 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm
(10) Frankie says:

I itch all over. I hate it. First I thought it was from nerves but now it looks medical. I didn’t see my doctor yet but I will. Now that I read your informational website I know I have to get checked out by my doctor. Thank you! Believe me, when your in your 40′s and your itching like crazy it’s horrible. I will take your advice.

February 4, 2010 at 2:15 am
(11) Samuel Sherrard says:

I have been itching for over a year now, Prednisone stopped it but that raises my sugar level. My itching started on my legs then my stomach, now I itch on my arms and elbows, my back, my shoulders. My itching changes my skin color. I have gone to Allergists, Dermatologists even at Mayo. I have been diagnosed as having Dermatitis. Mayo told me to Moisturize myself. I find Olive oil to help, and use Lubriderm. I take prescription drugs for the itch but I am not free of it. Sometimes it is like a itch attack. Skin tests don’t show any allergy to foods, which was my suspicion. Blood tests don’t show a problem with my liver. I have type 2 diabetes. It is good to know others are bothered with it. I am going to try giving up wheat, thanks. How do they do the Liver biopsy?

February 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(12) stu wilson says:

If you think you’ve all got it bad then come into my world. I have been itching since 1996!!! I’ve had doctors test me for allergies, to foods, powders, deodourants, sweat, etc etc. i| have been sent to specilalists (HA HA HA) that was a joke! an indian doctor looked at my hands both sides and then said ” you have a non-systemic illoness” which means its in my head. I take antihystamines and have done since 1996, and i’ll probably have liver and kidney failure before they find the real cause.. My symptons are itcfhing all ove the body, in the eyes, roof of my mouth, under arms, shins beteween toes everywhere!!. The tablets just take the edge of it so i can deal, but if i don’t have any tablets then i’m up all nite… i just can’t explain how uncomfortable and disturbing it is… I even gave up smoking just in case it was in the fags, i stoopped eating wheat, drinking beer, dairy you name it!!! all i can say is i styarted withit when i was in hospital and was operated on. i have attacks of itching and it attacks me like a bout of hayfever, sneezing iching, streaming eyes etc etc, which leads me down the raod of alergies??? any way if anyone is of the same symptons blog back stu

March 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm
(13) jim conty says:

I recently had my nose scraped because of an growth.
It ithed aftwards .My doctor of all things told me to get a small can of crisco[lard] .I did and beleive it or not my itching stopped.

March 11, 2010 at 3:39 am
(14) lil lex says:

this is for everyone and stu especially….I have been itching everywhere you can imagine on my body since i was very small and now i am 27 nothing helps much. not prescriptions, allergy meds, creams, change in diet, soap, deodorand, detergent, lotions, oils. I honestly i have come to the point that i can not be helped. i never wear white or sleep on it, and i keep lots of bandaids and ice. thats my life. wish it wasn’t.

April 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm
(15) carrie says:

I am 27 and was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis in 2007 after undergoing a skin biopsy. My IGe level is around 2600 (normal is 0-158). This explains why I itch everywhere, all the time but no one has a solution. Like others have said it does seem to be worse at night or during down times like relaxing on the couch at the end of a long day. I have been given rx creams, rx ointments, oral medications and nothing seems to help. I am doing everything my dermatologist says but I am still so uncomfortable all the time, it just feels like my skin is crawling. I can’t believe that there is nothing out there to help people like us, but it is starting to feel that way.

April 25, 2010 at 3:30 am
(16) debbie says:

OMG! I thought I was the only one! My itching starts at one small area and then spreads! The more I itch, more and more needs itching! And the whelts are amazing!! I break out in hive like bumps as well. Lotion… lots of lotion to calm it! The nape of my neck (no, I don’t have lice) and the shoulders are the worst! I remember my mom itching a lot when I was younger. Hmmm. Well.. got to go lotion down again! Thanks for sharing!

April 26, 2010 at 1:06 am
(17) Steve M says:

Stu, I’m amazed to read your posting. Believe it or not, I’ve been dealing with an itching problem since 1984, and have never heard anyone describe it as well as you did. I itch everywhere, and it varies in intensity, but seems to get worse every year. I can’t link it to anything in my diet, or anything else in my life. But I do know that it started right after a small hospital procedure (it was outpatient, but I was put out). Claritin sometimes takes the edge off it, but doesn’t stop it very well. I wish we could get a few people like us in on a discussion, to maybe figure it out. I think about what it could be every day, and it’s making me crazy. Thanks to everyone for their input!

May 30, 2010 at 7:19 am
(18) nicole w says:

I am laying in bed right now after waking up at 3 am itching. I itch all over. When I try to ignore it it feels as if my skin is crawling. Its reallt bad on my thighs and ribs. Randomly I will get a bump or two and they itch mad. Sometimes no bumps at all. Also when I itch enough my skin will get groups of tiny bruises all over. Each bruise is about the size of a dull pencil head. They show up in groups of 10 to 30. I cannot sleep. Help

June 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm
(19) Patricia says:

I developed itchy skin with no rash after antibiotics 6 years ago. After doing the usual rounds with doctors etc I finally found relief from a vega machine. I know alot of people think they are rubbish but I had 3 food intolerances identified with this (one of which was dairy) and by stopping the food the itching went. It was hard coping with the food restrictions but it was worth it to be rid of the itching. Also because it was an intolerance and not a full on allergy I was able to go back to those foods after a few months. I have had a couple of re-occurrences in the last few years but by going back and finding out what they were (not always the same foods) I was able to get on top of it. I have always wondered what would have happened if I hadn’t been able to work out what was causing it and reading some of these posts I think I now know. BTW stress is always the trigger for my intolerances -not necessarily emotional stress but any trauma to the body.

June 11, 2010 at 4:39 am
(20) jennifer says:

I only itch when I am lying down. It keeps me up all night. I have not seen my Dr yet but I plan to soon.

June 13, 2010 at 12:48 am
(21) Barbara says:

It is 2 A.M. itching horrible, maybe from thyroid
shower helps or the z-pack or shot. I am miserable
Most creams have alcohol, doctor recommended baby oil I am miserable

July 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm
(22) Richard says:

My itch occurs mostly at night or when sitting still. From my scalp, mainly face, especially inside my nostrils – feels like a cobweb and just touching the area makes it go away.
I believe that I am allergic to something I am eating, or drinking as sometimes itching stops but returns after a few days.
Reading through the text I also think this may have started after an angiogram operation. I am on B/P medication as well as asprin (ecotrin) so will stop this first.
Could be glucolin (fresh bread rolls) or iodine (oysters & prawns).
Will give these a try, one by one and if I have any joy, will post back.

August 1, 2010 at 11:28 am
(23) Sheila Wood says:

I have just had total hip replacement surgery. I am recovering well from what was quite a traumatic time with pain etc. but I also itch all over with huge bumps across my buttocks. It is a nightmare but I find that the best thing is cold flannels to cool the skin down and ice packs etc. I am told that many people suffer this after surgery and that it can be down to the medication pumped into you. I am reassured to know that it settles down in a few weeks – but those weeks seem interminable.

August 2, 2010 at 11:14 am
(24) Sangeetha says:

I get itching sensation all over my body. it pains sometimes when i scratch the place of itching.i am married and want to know whether it will affect marital relation.

August 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm
(25) Lynn says:

Im soooo glad I found this web site. I knew other people had itchs but now I know Im not alone. Stu, you sound like me with one differance.. Im in my late 50′s and I have had this going as far back as I can remember, in my early 20′s. Really ! My doctors just tell me to use different lotions, I have my Hydroxyzine with me at all times, but sometimes it doesn’t help at all. My skin feels like theres fire ants under it and I itch in my eyes, ears,the back of my mouth, every part of my body. It’s horrible. Any kind of heat will trigger it. I hate summer time. I can’t be in the sun and it’s gotten worse with age. I’ve tried everything too. But now that I’ve read about getting the liver and kidneys checked, I will. Like others, I don’t want to have something wrong but at this point in my life, at least I would finally know the cause and hopefully it could be treated. I have no rashes to go with the itching. Over the years I have tried to figure out the causes but with no luck. Since getting older I also have a hard time adjusting from temps. Going from hot to cool places or visa versa. That can start my itching too. I also think my stress sets it off. Hell, I believe at this point anything triggers it. Thank you everyone for sharing you pain, because thats what it is, PAIN.

August 8, 2010 at 3:28 am
(26) greg says:

I hate my life right now because of itching all over my body especially when i get out of the shower and the stupid doctors tell me to use lotions that DON’T work! I NEED HELP I SICK OF ITCH ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE LEAVE COMMENT THANKS!!!

September 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm
(27) lefty_lucy1960 says:

Yep. Me too. For several years now I have extreme cases of itching. I have bruising of the skin and sores from scratching, which I really try not to do. I have started keeping my nails short, so I do less damage and I have removed all lotions, creams and hair care products – which I have tried and tried and only seem to make things worse. I’m down to olive oil/oatmeal for the skin, aloe vera shampoo/conditioner and vinegar. Ice packs or cold compression helps when I just can’t stand anymore.

My skin feels 20 yrs younger, but if I miss a day or two, my itch comes straight back. Interestingly, my most annoying itch in on the right side of my head, the head even swells and eminates heat to the touch. THe left side itches as well, but the right is worse. My right shoulder blade is constantly bruised or scratched due to itching and it will go all over if I attempt lotions or sunscreens. It does get worse and has erupted into full blow hives moving all the way to the tips of my fingers and the ends of my toes.

I wash my clothes only in Tide, fragrance free.

I do have Lupus/Fibromyalgia so maybe that’s it, but I can certainly feel for all of you. The frustration is miserable.

September 23, 2010 at 9:04 am
(28) Richard Worth says:

Hi guys
I have constant itching fits they also get worse at night and when I’m inactive I itch everywhere and its so destracting and annoyting but sometimes I use it to make me work harder because if I’m disracted the itching subsides. I’ve tried to go to the doctors about it but its genrally not seen as a serious complaint, so they just fob you off with some lotions which might be sponsoring something at the time. I have seen chinese specialist in shiatsu who helped me a lot, her diagnosis was that I should refame from eating hot foods, these are such things as tomateoes, chillies anything red, and concentrate on cool foods anything green, I think you can get a list of them, you should also reframe from hot showers and try to sleep with the window open at night and unfortunately reframe from eating sugar and alchohol completley for a while. I think its about £45 to see a specialist but its worth it. chin up guys we are all in this together there is obviously a pattern emerging in our diagnosis we just have to keep looking for our own solutions because everyone is slightly different the doctors can only genralise our condition from what they know and we all know they know nothing about itching.

October 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm
(29) Diana says:

I have it too…all night long. for years I have had it???

October 25, 2010 at 9:49 am
(30) Neha says:

I am glad I am not alone. I started itching when I was 18 years old, 1994, It started on the backs of my legs and thighs. I used to scratch them until they bled. I had scars for years. It never really went away, it just felt better during the summer times and worse during the winter months. In my 20′s it was all over my body. In my ears, back of my throat, finger tips, scalp etc. It feels like RED ANTS crawling over me. Any time I would bump against something or if my socks or pants were too tight, it would cause a flare up. I never went to a doctor until my mid 20′s when I got married and I was told it is a form of allergies, and I was put on claritin and allegra. It helped alot. I would have some break outs, but very few. If i stopped the medication for one day it came back badly, so I took the medication during my entire first pregnancy. (I did consult with my OBGYN and it was cleared) I am 35 now, I take Zyrtec everyday of my life (past 6 years) to control the itching and I took Zyrtec during my last 2 pregnancies. That is how horrible it is. In order to save my kidney and liver from all of this medication I did a 21 day detox diet (SP Cleanse) and during that 21 days (in which I did not take any medication) I felt the best. I wonder if diet has something to do with it. I am getting tested for food allergies now. From all of my research it looks like there is no cure for this, only ways to supress the itch. Good luck to all of you!

October 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm
(31) Nm says:

Hi All –

I was diagnosed with a Fatty Liver about 5 years ago. At the time, I was being tested for Hep C, but it was negative. To combat the fatty liver from getting worse, they suggested I change my diet by cutting back on fatty foods. Well, I didn’t and I am itching all over my body, no visible signs though. It is directly related to my fatty liver. It has something to do w/ the bile, can’t remember exactly how they described it to me.

I am going back to the DR. this week to get a new liver blood panel done to see what the damage is now. I itch like this once every 2 months for 2-3 days at a time and then it goes away. I’m going through one of those times right now and it’s unbearable. Anything that touches me in any slight way drives my skin crazy. I truly have tears in my eyes for those of you that suffer from this every day or more than me!!!

I will post again w/ my present diagnosis and any advice the doctor gives me. They prescribed Sarna lotion when I was first diagnosed to help w/ the itching, it’s a cooling lotion and it helps, temporarily.

November 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm
(32) Lisa C says:

Thanks for all your posts, I’m gonna take me back side to the doctor ASAP..I itch constantly, day and night, though night time is much worse and like others have said, when I’m sat still. I itch from head to toe and I mean everywhere (exept for the genital area) untill I draw blood in some bouts. I’m covered in bruises and scars, it feels like insects crawling over me and drives me mad.
I’ve noticed it gets worse if I drink red wine (gutted), but luckly I have allergies anyway so always have antihistamine tablets to hand which seem to take the edge off.
My 15 year old daughter also itches, she’s covered (on her limbs) in sour red wounds and scars, now I’m wondering if it has a link to when she was a small child and had to go to hospital with a kidney problem!? So once again thanks for all your comments you may have just helped myself and my daughter :)

November 20, 2010 at 8:27 am
(33) jayy says:

I’m 20 years old and I’ve been having itch attacks everyday for the last 2 months and I mean EVERYDAY I get itch attacks more than once, I have aveeno creams, cocoa butter creams, poison ivy meds and cream and I take benadryl daily and nothing helps. The attacks are so bad it makes me burst out into tears and i get so red. I get welts everywhere and then when I itch them they get bigger. I NEED help! I cant take it anymore I itch ALL OVER helppppp

November 23, 2010 at 6:18 am
(34) Lovergirl says:

Omg. I thought it was from my nerves the itching starts at night relaxing time . I had recently gone to the doctors he had told me I have asthma and bronchitis . But this itching still will not stop from my head to my feet. My case perhaps allergies. My eyes tear and I sneeze a lot. But I can’t tolerate the itch. I wanna pull my hair out!! Earlier years my doctor prescribed a nnerve pill. Has not worked. Int next step is blood work.

December 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm
(35) JOane says:

Hi..well I have been itching for about 2 years or more. When I started when my Xs and I started to have problems and it has not stopped. My doc said for me to go tanning and which my itching has stopped a little but its there. Well I cant afford tanning anymore so I just deal w/ it. I noticed that when i eat pancakes and candy, breads thats when i start. When I drink rum or whatever. I dont itch. Its almost like it goes away. I have this crap on my ankles & on my arm , inner thighs to..WTF man? I went to my doc and my insurances willnt pay for a specialist. I am getting married soon and how the hell am I going to wear my wedding dress? When its summer I wear jeans..I wish i could wear shorts or dress..nope I kinda think its stress to. wow anybody has any info email me back thank u joane (joanebaby@gmail.com)

December 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm
(36) Mel says:

It was great to find this website and know that i,m not alone. my itching started about 8 years ago, I itched all over and would claw myself to bits, infact it was so acute, i was off work for 3 months with depression, I couldn,t sleep and would sit up a night, at times I wanted to stab myself, I was so depressed with it, The Doctor didn,t really know what to do for me, He tried scabies treatment, I didn,t have scabies. Eurax cream, diprobase, hydrocortisone, tablets.
I just had to wait, and eventually it did get better,. but I have been plagued with bouts of it ever since. I always wondered if it was because i was colouring my hair a lot and i was allergic to the hair dye.
I have a severe attack of it at the moment, i thought it was getting better. but now its starting to get worse,
I itch all over, my arms and legs covered in scabs where i,ve scratched. I,ve just turned 50, so is it something to do with the menopause. I had blood tests before, and they were normal. I sympathise with you all, It ruins your life and makes you feel so miserable, I go to work tired , coz i can,t sleep. the Ironic thing is, I work in a dispensary.
Atarax tablets give me some relief, but dont cure it.
It is scary to think i may never get rid of it. I,ve nursed old people in the past with severe pruritis, and am scared , that will be Me !!!

December 17, 2010 at 9:31 am
(37) Faith says:

After searching for answers for why I itch, I found you guys. I’ve not been itching near as long as any of you and my heart goes out to each of you. My journey is just beginning. After reading many of your posts, I have a better idea where to start. Mine started on my ankles, was told it’s poison ivy, spread to wrists, hands, between fingers, legs and back. Been taking zyrtec and using cultivate itch cream along with caladryl. Blisters, hives, and red bumps. Helps for a few minutes. My skin color is changing on my legs too. Thanks for the advice and good luck to each of you.

January 19, 2011 at 12:57 am
(38) bryanna says:

I FEEL SO SORRY 4 EVERYONE HAVIN ITCHING PROBLMS…….i am 13 yrs old nd i would neva wish anyone would have to go through itching attacks it is around 11:50 pm i should be sleep 4 scool but cnt becuz of my uncontrollable itching i itch mostly wen im layin down nd wen im gettin out of the shower but i still itch out of the blue i dnt know waT TO DO on diz site i read somthing about baby oil so i decided to put sum on my lower legs nd my arms nd it iz workin sumtimes the simple things dat are just layin around the house can help i really dnt use baby oil cuz i didnt think it did anything 4 my skin besides made it glow but lotion didnt help my itch so i tried the baby oil nd after 5 to 10 mins it kicked in I WILL BE SURE TO PRAY 4 ALL WHO SUFFER FROM ITCHING ATTACKS IT DRIVES ME CRAZY ND I KNOW IT DRIVES EVERYONE ELSE MAD AS WELL I JUST REALLY HOPE YALL GET BETTER<3<3<3!!!!!

February 13, 2011 at 11:28 am
(39) Michele says:

Try cutting out wheat/gluten. I did and the insane itching stopped by the next day and didn’t return. I was on massive amounts of antihistamines & prednisone for 2 months as 5 doctors and 2 dermatologists tried (unsuccessfully) to determine what was causing it. No one ever thought of gluten since I had no intestinal issues. I was able to stop taking medications the very next day after stopping all gluten.

BTW – many skin products also contain gluten. Check each one of them out on the internet. I’d been bathing (at the doctor’s recommendation) in Aveeno Oatmeal Baths which was only making the skin worse as they contain gluten.

March 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm
(40) Kim says:

Guys, try doing a heavy metal detox and look up mercury and it’s side effects. My itching stopped after 1 week when I started on chlorella and coriander as per Dr Klinghardt’s heavy metal detox protocol. Might be worth looking into.

April 7, 2011 at 4:34 am
(41) scott says:

i woke up this morning at 3AM and couldnt go back to sleep. i got so frustrated because the past week it’d been the same thing, waking up itching everywhere. i researched bed bugs and those symptoms didn’t match up, then i found this site and it appears it could be a number of things and a cure doesn’t seem to be there yet. awesome. this sucks pretty bad.

April 12, 2011 at 4:59 am
(42) marie says:

i itchy mostly a night. all over. i take gabapentin and anatax
it helps a little. my husband says it is from smoking cig. I say no when i go out all day it is gone I feel great. It seems like i am allergic to something in the house. They say it could be polythemia vera but after a shower I dont itch. I have been to allergist, derm, blood doctor all none help. please god help us all who suffer with this. I am going nuts up all night searching the computer for help………….

April 15, 2011 at 11:32 am
(43) Barbara McClelland says:

hi …tonight a friend told me she gets these weird bouts of itching in the middle of the night from the top of her head to the tips of her toes…but it does not last long..i thought I would look up the net to help her and have been amazed at the postings I have read.
I just want to say how sorry I feel for all of you who are suffering this…
I think Patricia is onto something…I was tested for allergies for a raspy throat thing that drove me nuts for 5 years and was disappointed to learn I had no reaction to anything but I have found since that I have an intolerance to grain breads so an INTOLERANCE WILL NOT ALWAYS SHOW UP IN AN ALLERGY TEST..I also heard to avoid commercial, sliced breads as they spray the cutters with something to keep them from going blunt (not sure about that)
my advise is to eliminate foods one at a time. If you think it is liver try half a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda in half a glass of water.. tastes bad but cleanses the liver and cures indigestion!

May 16, 2011 at 2:41 am
(44) Ethan W says:

I started itching all over a few weeks back, with no sign of rash or trace of insect bite. It always seems to be at its worse when I’m trying to sleep at night, and even wakes me up now. I haven’t been eating differently or doing anything out of the ordinary- the only change is from spring to summer weather but that has never affected me before. Any ideas how I can get back to normal?!?!?!?!

May 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm
(45) Tina says:

I have been itching all over my body since I was 21. For sum strange reason I seem to itch like crazy when it rains. I just want 2 cry like a big baby at times. I have been to dermatologist, allergist, blood work, tried every pill the doctors could jam down ur throat, used every lotion, bath powder, spray….etc Nothing has helped & at this point in my life I don’t think anything ever will. I am happy that I am not the only one w/ this problem, but don’t wish for anyone to suffer as we all know we do. I wish all of you sucess w/ findind a cure & GOD BLESS YOU.

May 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm
(46) Otta says:

I have this problem too… it’s caused so many sleepless nights…
I often get out of bed and try to distract myself with watching TV for a while, helps most of the times. :)

Does anyone get a rash along with this? I get a terrible rash on my chest, looks like mild acne and comes and goes. Sometimes it’s there for a week, and then gone overnight, and comes back the next day or stays away for two weeks. I can tell it’s not acne by how fast it disappears and the skin goes back to normal, it takes less then 12 hours and there is not a trace left.

I would like to know if anyone has experienced this… I don’t know if I should even connect the two simptoms..

June 7, 2011 at 1:32 am
(47) Kayla W says:

I have been itching all over for weeks. I thought it was bed bugs cause someone i knew had bed bugs and sat on my bed, but i have tiny little bumps on my hands and looks like tiny bite marks on my legs. Is there anything anyone can tell em to tell me so i can sleep in my bed again???

June 9, 2011 at 8:29 am
(48) Alex says:

thank you great to feel im not alone
im the same as everyone else unbearable itching resulting in tiny red blisters all over me, i’ve had it for about a year, it got so bad i couldnt sleep in the same bed as my girlfriend, been diagnosed with scabies, psoriasis you name it ,
i really feel for everyone here i think we’ve all been frustrated describing our problems to dr’s/ specialists who see it as just an itch so here’s some antihistamines and lotion,
a couple of people have said its down to diets and i agree
eliminating certain foods from your diet might be your answer, the itching won’t stop over night but stick with it you never know,

i think we can all take comfort when we’re up all night scratching that we’re not alone.

August 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm
(49) John says:

My wife itches a lot too, and we have found this does offer some help: http://www.itchnomore.com/
We use the spray, and have tried the soap, but the spray does offer some good pretty fast temp relief.

August 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm
(50) Nancy says:

The past month i have started itching all over from my head to my legs, i scratch so much im rubbing my head and back raw. I do not take any medications. im going thru a lot of stress right now and im wondering if that could be it. it is worse right when i go to bed and when i wake up in the mornig and then thru out the day but not as bad

August 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm
(51) E. Woodill says:

My sister suffered from itchy scalp and skin for months. She tried everything, salves, lotions, baking soda baths, etc. She finally bathed in Anti-Bacterial Soap.
A big bottle cost around $6.00 but has quite
a few good baths in it. She even washed her hair in it and it

August 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm
(52) Ronna says:

For about 2 days now I have been severe itiching, tried hydracortizone cream , and cool baths, but to no avail, I had been noticing on the feet and ankle and the side of the legs, there were white type of patches and they have been itiching, and sometimes you can literally at times can scratch them off, does anyone have that problem?I’m thinking they are the cause of the problem, I do have type 2 diabetes, and that be my problem too…I read all of the postings put on here and feel sorry for all it is so miserable to itch and it seems like nothing you do helps…Right now I’m going to try the baby oil and see if it helps

September 24, 2011 at 7:12 am
(53) SA says:

Here I am up and painfully awake due to an itch. Happened to me twice last week, went to bed at 12am and woke up at 3am with an incurable itch all over. Just when I thought I had it beat, happened again tonight.

I have tried taking a warm shower with baby oil, nothing; tried sarna skin lotion, nothing. I think I know what is causing it, but I cant turn it off. My eyes are tired and I wanna go to sleep, but my mind is keeping me a wake – it never wants to shut off! Desperately looking for a way to go to sleep.

I have re-enable F.lux on my computer and it seems to be helping me as I type, the itch continues but my eyes are getting heavy.

Good luck to all that are suffering from this twilight curse the itch, hope you’re able to find some peace.

Hopefully signing out for the rest of the morning.


October 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm
(54) Mickey Staggs says:

I’m always itching my head,neck, face basically I itch so much i can’t sleep or I bleed on my pillow PLEASE help !!!!!!

October 22, 2011 at 9:34 am
(55) M&L says:

My 45 yr old girlfriend has had chronic all-over itching for a few years that comes and goes away for a few days, but it worst at bedtime. The symptoms started after two surgeries (uterine & breast implants), so wondering if there is a connection to antibiotics, anesthesia, or implant material.

October 24, 2011 at 7:49 am
(56) muna pujari says:

i got itching problem all over my body since last 4/5 days and it is making me so irritate that i got rashes all over the body part. due to this irritation my behave is also being so rude i cant stand hearing towards other or seeing other face..sometimes it makes me so irritate that i wish to cry so loud that all pain goes away..i dont know by this it is happening or some other reason please help me out with this

October 28, 2011 at 5:26 am
(57) goingCRAZY says:

5:18am- been up for an hour on account of the itching. Usually wake up feeling hot, and have localized itching/burning that varies in intensity across my body.
As I do get bumps sometimes (even had a bedbug looking “breakfast/lunch/dinner” series of “bites” I spent 5 hours cleaning and inspecting for bugs. Found nothing of course.
I’ve swiched to sensitive skin products long ago and just want it to get better! Lazy doctors have been extremely dismissive of my ‘little problem’ and are always more interested in collecting payment and having return visits than actually giving proper diagnosis.
Working 12+ hour days, then being unable to sleep due to crawling skin is downright maddening and no way to live.

November 13, 2011 at 5:11 am
(58) bwolf says:

this is quite the news for me to hear so many people can explain the same symptoms of this horrible itching! hate it. It always seems to not bother me until i am stationary and not very active. I itch until i bleed sometimes. I just want to stop, i dont know why this started, hopefully it leaves as fast as it came. I think i will try to mentally block it out, maybe its a mental thing. Who knows. Power to my peoples man we are all fighters, lets figure somethin out, itch free man.

November 30, 2011 at 12:44 am
(59) marissa says:

it started with my boyfriend. he was scratching his skin raw to the point it would leave scars. He assumed it was poison ivy. we bout 3 different itch creams and he used them…than i started to itch. the same symptoms. i scratch all the time also leaving scars and bruises on my breasts and legs…everywhere. now my poor 3 year old son is going throught the same symptoms on his body. its especially on knee caps, elbows, and legs but i scratch everywhere. i just want to figure out how to stop the itching so my son mostly doesnt have to scratch anymore. someone please email me with some advice or what you think this contagious problem might be. thank you!

December 4, 2011 at 12:21 am
(60) Sharmane says:

Hey tis message is pertaining to my two year old… when she was two weeks old she was diagnosed with exzema…she was giving cream that made it worse..then was giving hydrocodizine for the itch but that doesn’t work either… she is up most the night cryin n scratchin from head to toe… what should I do..don’t like to see my lil girl this way…

December 13, 2011 at 1:20 am
(61) jes says:

I’ve had this since 2008. I know you’re all posting on line because you’re researched and researched and researched forever, just like me. I saw a few mentions of systemic this or that. After several false starts I tried oil or oregano. It actually comes in a pill form. It’s uses are for battling against fungals infections such as a yeast infection, to generally boost the immune system – which is directly related to allergies and directly for allergies. I’ve found this to be the only thing that helps. I’ve had the same thing as all of you, itching so bad that I can’t sleep, so bad that I wanted to cry, and it was just all over getting worse and worse. The oil or oregano is natural, non-toxic and you can’t build a tolerance. It’s been the ONLY thing that has provided consistent relief. It hasn’t ended the itching but has brought it under control. But I do have to say that the itching has gotten better and I can go several days without it starting so I forget to take the pills then wham! it starts so subtly then I realize after a period of time that I’m itching all over. I take 2 (for me two works) and it immediately starts providing relief. The itch will sometimes subside altogether or I may take another two pills in about an hour. It’s not a perfec system but it has at least allowed me to feel like a human being. The stress caused by the itching is intolerable. It gets so bad that I can’t focus on what’s going on because the itching is so bad. Hope this information helps provide you with some relief. As for where to go to get this – you can usually find them at a natural foods store which is where I first found them. I moved and after a lot of looking found them at a local GNC. Be sure the pill also contains something called carvacol (not sure if spelling is correct) but this is supposed to be part of it and it’s supposed to have a high concentration of carvacol (over 60%). Good luck.

December 13, 2011 at 1:23 am
(62) jes says:

I hope I’m not posting this twice but I can’t find my post and trying to repost it says it has to be under 2000 characters. I’ve had this since 2008. I saw a few mentions of systemic this or that. After several false starts I tried oil or oregano. It actually comes in a pill form. It’s uses are for battling against fungals infections such as a yeast infection, to generally boost the immune system – which is directly related to allergies and directly for allergies. I’ve found this to be the only thing that helps. I’ve had the same thing as all of you, itching so bad that I can’t sleep, so bad that I wanted to cry, and it was just all over getting worse and worse. The oil or oregano is natural, non-toxic and you can’t build a tolerance. It’s been the ONLY thing that has provided consistent relief. It hasn’t ended the itching but has brought it under control. But I do have to say that the itching has gotten better and I can go several days without it starting so I forget to take the pills then wham! it starts so subtly then I realize after a period of time that I’m itching all over. I take 2 (for me two works) and it immediately starts providing relief. The itch will sometimes subside altogether or I may take another two pills in about an hour. It’s not a perfec system but it has at least allowed me to feel like a human being. The stress caused by the itching is intolerable. It gets so bad that I can’t focus on what’s going on because the itching is so bad. Hope this information helps provide you with some relief. As for where to go to get this – you can usually find them at a natural foods store which is where I first found them. I moved and after a lot of looking found them at a local GNC. Be sure the pill also contains something called carvacol (not sure if spelling is correct) but this is supposed to be part of it and it’s supposed to have a high concentration of carvacol (over 60%). Good luck.

December 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm
(63) JB says:

If it is one of those all over body itches that started in folds of skin, elbows, behind the knees, then armpits and so on, this will stop the itch-scratch cycle long enough for your skin to heal itself and return to it’s normal cycle etc… This will sound crazy, but it definitely works.

Two – three scoops of Cillit Bang powder in a medium temperature bath. Bathe in it for about 45 mins to 1 hour, then shower it all off.

If the itch is fungal or bacterial, it’s history big time. Takes one or two days for you to finally realise you don’t even have a hint of an itch left!

All the best.

December 30, 2011 at 7:32 am
(64) abel says:

Its 4:19 am and have been up for about an hour due to this itching problem. I’ve had this for the past 5 months and it will not go away. It hits me worse in the thigh and butt area and I actually got some pretty bad scratch marks that look like sores on my butt for scratching so much. Does anyone else have this problem? I do itch on my back/rib/stomach area but it affects my lower extremities more. I’m like the most of you, my itching attacks occur more during the middle of the night. I’ve seen my Dr once and he prescribed some pills which I took that didn’t help. I’m already scheduled to see him tomorrow again and if anything, hopefully he can send me to a dermatologist. Here’s to round 2, to be continued…

December 31, 2011 at 1:55 am
(65) Kristina says:

I have been itching all over for more than a year. I went to my doctor to see if she could help find out what is causing it and when my blood tests came back, I found out that I had fatty liver disease. I am overweight and have been for more than 10 years since I’ve had three children. She told me that if I lost a good bit of weight, a lot of my health issues, including the itching, would probably subside. She put me on a healthy diet and so far I’ve found it to be helpful. Not only have I shed some pounds, the itching has been gradually going away. Hope this helps someone.

January 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm
(66) Patricia says:

I am shocked and relived to find so many of you feel the same way i do. I have been itching for years since i can remember or should i say my husband remembers when we meet 6 years ago. He recently saw more bruses and scratch marks on my body and when i itch i scratch until it feels better… sometimes till i bleed. My husband recently told me to please see a doctor as he is worried about how uncomfortable it makes me feel. So i will. I hope the doctors can find what the problem is because i too have tried everyting you can think of to make it go away. Good Luck to everyone and i hope it gets better!:)

January 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm
(67) Crizzy says:

im 15 nd i thought i was the only one too becuase it usually happens in the night everytime i lay down nd when i try to go to sleepi cant it takes me like an hr to stay still nd finally go to sleep it itches so much .. im going to the doctor on friday nd hopefully give me something for this itchyness i cant take it. i thought it was bed bugs but it cant be i clean my bed everynight since this happened nd i dont get rashes it juss itch really bad .. mines started about a week or 2 =// . nd i always ask my sibling if they dont itch nd they dont at all , im the only one :( i shower but it still dont go away . srry its long but i juss had to say it.. thankss bye .`

January 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm
(68) Wayne says:

hey, i have been itching none stop, and its getting to the point where every time i scratch it would bleed but i have little bumps where i scratch and its really bugging me how can i stop the itchiness and make it go away!!! i am begging for help here i am only 19 and its weird that it wont stop please give me some info on how to stop this once and for all Thanks Wayne

February 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm
(69) Jeannie says:

I have itching all over and it is ALLERGIES. Find an allergist who realizes there are some of us that react this way. The trees are setting their blooms and my skin is crawling. NO NO NO allergy medicines seem to work for this kind of allergy (tried them all) and the only thing that keeps it from driving me nuts is prednisone because it weakens my immune system.
If you have sporadic itching throughout the year, it may be that like me, you have allergies to a whole host of different things (trees, weeds, molds, etc) and need to see an allergist. Allergy shots gave me great relief for about 3 years and then it started again. I am waiting on an Electrolux Air Purifier to arrive to give me some comfort, at least when I am home. Even the insides of my eyes and ears itch and I am on a low dose prednisone.
It’s not my liver, kidneys, rare skin disease etc, 4 weeks ago I was asymptomatic…this may be what is happening to you too !!!!!!
The internet still has so little on my condition and how to treat it and I find this kind of ailment is more debilitating than having sinus headaches or stuffy nose – that would seem like a holliday !

March 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm
(70) jimlab says:

Wayne. Take a look at a disease called “Linier IGA Dermotosis”
It is treatable and the med for it is one used for Leprosy and is called “Dapsone”
I went to 7 different skin MD’s over 5 years before finding one who said, “Oh, I know what that is” but I have to take a biopsy to be sure. It came back positive. It is a very rare disease and I had it for 10 or more years. All of a sudden it was gone. Is a autoimmune disease. What I had was little blisters that would appear and itch. The normal reaction is to scratch, the blister would break and infect and get very sore. Skin creams, but for one, would not work well. “Temovate” cream is the best I have found. Call it Magic Cream it works so well. Anyway, I hope this helps for someone.


March 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm
(71) MissB says:

I have the same problem, it’s been 3 months already I itch constantly . I’m a month pregnant but this situation happened a 2 months earlier. I itch from head to toe more in my thigh area.
I live with my sister in law with his boyfriend and I have a one year old daughter no sign of them itching. It’s just me and my husband suffering!!! at first I thought it was bed bugs, I called the exterminator and no sign of bugs what so ever. I changed comfetors and bed sheets. Still itching. I also tried cortizone 10 ointment , body wash , lotion… Nothing!
Help me.

April 1, 2012 at 4:45 am
(72) carole G says:

My name is carole, I had my gall bladder removed back in november 2011, it is now April 2012 and I am still itching. I dont have rashes, sometimes Ill get small pimple like bumps, not always, and the itch is every and very intense. I have had a lot of tests, got my liver and kidneys, hep c and hiv all came back clean. I got an ultra sound on where my gall bladder used to be to see if it was my bile ducts, its not. They ran an allergy test and it came back normal. They have put me on steroid creams, treated me for scabies, put me on anti hystemines, nothing works. Please, if anyone else has any ideas, please write me. I cant take this much more. godzalaskandream@gmail.com

April 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm
(73) Bubbles says:

WoW!!! So, I am NOT the only person running around itching and scratching like hell… I went to a dermatologist who advised me that I have PRESSURE hives… Anotherwords, when I tighten my bra straps, button my pants or apply the slightest bit of pressure to my skin- it results in hives… I’ve done the z-pack thing… Temporary fix… I’ve taken loratadine, I take Benadryl or it’s generic equivalent on a daily basis… I just wish it would stop… It always takes place at the oddest times and very, very irritating!!!

April 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm
(74) britney says:

My boyfriend an I have been together for 4 months. He just moved in with me and we itch really bad. Especially at night time. We don’t know what it could be, we have red bumps on us, and when I get in the shower and have hot water on me it makes it worse and you can see all the bumps. Can you help?

April 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(75) britney says:

It could be scabies that all these people have.

April 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm
(76) Ally says:

One day last december, my foot itched, so i scratched it & then my back, then my stomach, chest, face, feet, legs, even head… I was going crazy and couldn’t sleep at night and got depressed because i couldn’t even deal with all the uncomftorable itching and horrible welts everywhere! I went to the doctor who gave me cream, which helped a little, and it went away eventually. It is now April, and last night my foot itched again, and well, you know the rest.. I’m miserable, I got 1 hour of sleep, I cant even function right. I feel like i am going mad :( any help?

April 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm
(77) Tammy says:

I have been itching all over my body for about 2 months now. I went to the E.R. where the attending physician diagnosed me as having scabies. She prescribed a cream which I used as directed. I am still digging at myself worse than I was. It gets worse when I eat food(anything).

April 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm
(78) Rob says:

I have this to, I saw a chemist and they gave me some tablets called cetrizine hydrochloride. (non prescription) I take one of these when I feel the itching start and it goes away after about half hour once its in the system. Its not a cure but it does help for a period of time. I have yet to see a doctor but will be doing so very soon. I hope this helps.

May 1, 2012 at 3:44 am
(79) itchy says:

Well, I have been itching since march 19th…just came on me suddenly but I was under some stress. It subsided on April 13th and I thought that it was gone for good. Since then it is there but not as bad a before. I notice when I am busy I don’t itch. I lost my job in Jan and have never been without one so I assume it is stress. Anyway, all I can say is that I am seeing my dermatologist next week and will discuss with her as I do have excema but I have absolutely no rash, just the itch that will worsen at night. The difference is, once I lie down, there is no itch and maybe it is because I do watch TV when falling asleep. The strangest dang thing, isn’t it? I will admit, after this bout, that I remember itching after my morning showers for years and then at work sometimes, I would itch, I thought it was the season change and as for the shower, I had no clue. So, apparently I have had this but ignorance is bliss I guess, as I just chalked it up to hot showers on my sensitive skin and season change for the itching at work. I wish a doctor would find this blog and cure this HOT MESS…..UGHGHHGHGHGHGHHGHGHGHG

May 1, 2012 at 3:56 am
(80) ITCHY says:

Try Klonopin, works wonders….so for me, could really be stress.

May 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm
(81) emma elizabeth says:

I too have been itching like crazy as of late. I’ve had skin probs for years–dermatitis and eczema–but recently it’s become worse and more widespread. Your skin is your largest eliminating organ, so if you are itching and meds/creams are not helping, then your body might be trying to get rid of something. I have heard candida overgrowth can make you have all kinds of skin problems. Also, there are so many additives and artificial ingredients in foods, personal care products, household cleaners–these can make you itch, too. And dust and mold can really make you itch. Just breathing something in can make you itch, even though it may not give you asthma. This is what my dermatologist said anyways. Itching can also be a side effect of some medications. Eucerin lotion helps; coconut oil helps, too. What really helps relieve the itching, though, is to use ice. It’s only temporary, but it feels so good!

May 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm
(82) CURED says:

I went from dr to dr searching desperately for the answer. I love when the dr told me everyone in the Pacific Northwest has itching it is just dry skin from season as we all know the itching that everyone is describing here makes you crazy it is not dry skin! i read about people with demodex mites which make you itch like crazy at night i thought for sure I had that I tried a cure but I kept itching so I crossed that off my list …In order to sleep I covered my body with Aquaphor and It helped a lot I could sleep without itching but putting a chemical on my body every night is not the cure but a band aid solution One day . I stumbled across some research regarding take high doses of vitamin C for itching … I started taking 4-5 tablets of Ester vitamin C 3 to 4 times a day anyhow it was amazing I took the vitamin C for three-four weeks and it stopped all of my itching! The itching went away in fact I really noticed a decrease in itching by day 3 it might take longer for some but I was shocked that I had suffered for so long and now I found a SIMPLE, CHEAP CURE FOUND! !. I suffered for six years and that is enough to make you howl at the moon I hope this helps someone like it did me .

May 11, 2012 at 12:07 am
(83) Chris says:

Well one reason that u guys may be itching is either because of bedbugs and maybe you had a pet and it had fleas in which case you shud have your house bombed

May 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm
(84) hwilson says:

ok, i itch too. lost my job last nov 2011 and stopped taking a med, strong med, that i had been on for a back injury. it tooks 3 months to detox off this med but ive done it and didnt need it anymore anyway! But in the last month this itching has started, it is driving me crazy! No bugs here, and nobody in the house is itching but me, @ first i thought it was poison ivy, but now im just confused and itchy. im gonna try the vitimin C and see what happens, i have no ins so the dr is pretty much out. i wish everyone good luck! btw, i did think it was the bed bugs and did the strip down of everything and that didnt help, so – on to the next.

May 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm
(85) Tammy says:

I have had this itching problem for well over a year now. It first started in my feet at night and over time has progressed to just about every part of my body. I have little tiny bumps all over my arms that look like white goose bumps. Recently after a trip to the beach, the itching became worse and this time including my face, ears, eyes and neck. These areas hadn’t really been a problem before. Sometimes I also break out in hives. Benadryl was helping before and I was taking one before I went to bed every night. Now I wake up around 5:00 a.m. itching like crazy and have to take another one. Luckily I don’t work, because the Benadryl knocks me out, but it makes it difficult to function. I’ve read a lot of the posts and a lot of you seem to have had this problem for years without any relief. I hope that isn’t going to be the case for me, because this itching is driving me insane!! I’m scratching constantly which makes sores. I need some relief!!!!

May 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm
(86) DENTON says:


May 30, 2012 at 11:39 am
(87) R.Ann says:

I too have suffered with this itching for about 7 years now. I’m 58 and it is awful. Like many of you, its so much worse at night when I’m trying to sleep. Ican be fine most of the day and then lay down to sleep and BAM!, ITCHFEST USA. Doctors have blown me off, its all in your mind, given me pills, etc. Once they said restless leg syndrome, but that’s not it either. There’s got to be a common denominator, and we got toget this exposed, maybe on one the the medical shows like “The Doctors” or Dr. Oz? Any ideas anyone. Once its out there inthe mainstream we may get help, REAL help. It also occured to me, how many of you drink bottled water (the kind sold in plastic bottles) could that be it? Could something from the bottles be seeping into our water if its been on the shelf too long? Just guessing.

May 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm
(88) Ann Chicago says:

Here’s another twist the itchy thing. I experience all the things you guys talk about especially at nite, or sometimeswhen I’m sitting still, it goes and comes, all of that, but I even found that for some reason whenever I sit at my computer at home, i begin to itch! Does anyone else get this?

June 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm
(89) H says:

Your Not The Only Ones. I Itch Soooo Bad In The Spring And Summer Time. I Itch Myself Raw Sometimes. I Know I Have Allergies But I Didnt Think That Could Cause It. I Have Been Diagnosed With Dermatitis And I Have VERY Sensative Skin Thanks To Inheriting My Dads Genes. I Think I Will Go To The Doctor And See What They Have To Say. I Am Also A Smoker. I Just Wanted You All To Know That I Feel You. I Have Been Through So Much With This Itching. Im Miserable And Itchy. I Wouldnt Wish This On My Worst Enemy Its So Annoying. My Family Thinks Im Crazy And Maybe I Am, I Just Dont Know.

June 8, 2012 at 4:01 am
(90) Morgan says:

Wow. I don’t know where to begin. I have been itching since I was a young kid. My first surgery (1 of 4) was when I was 10 years old – I read that some people feel there is a link to this. It is currently 3:30am and I have been up for an hour. I get hot and cold, my whole body and scalp feel like little bugs are crawling all over (gets worse at night or when I’m inactive) no rash of visible signs, I sneeze all the time, my nose itches all the time, my throat itches, I can’t sleep and I’m frustrated with not sleeping – I sometimes am up for 3-4 hrs starting at 2-3am. Im exhausted during – i nap
During the day easily. The itching isnt bad then. I feel like I hate that I’m soooo tired. I am a yoga teacher and extremely active. I teach hot yoga and the itching doesn’t bother me when I’m in the hot room. I took gluten out of my diet (90% gluten free minus vitamins, sometimes sauces or specifics when I eat out, and toiletries). I felt better 4 six months but it’s gotten bad again. I think its my birth control. Been on several birth controls since I was 14 years old – I am 27 now. I have been itching for what feels like 20 years. I remember as a kid feeling like bugs were crawling on me when sitting in class – I didn’t understand or say anything. I just dealt with it. It has gotten worse over the past 3 years. It’s every night with the itching and everyday with the sneezing, itchy nose, itchy throat AND I feel my abdominal is bloated after anything I eat. I have a high amount of yeast my OBGYN says down there but I only really feel a yeast infection once In a blue moon. I don’t know if this all related to birth control, yeast allergy, gluten, etc etc. I am MISERABLE!!!! I seriously get sooo frustrated at night I cry. I have to sometimes get up out of bed and walk around just to stop the itching, clear my mind and I try to lay back down. I toss and turn all night long. This is a nightmare.

June 8, 2012 at 4:05 am
(91) Morgan (cont'd) says:

everyday – I eat very healthy, have worked out since I was a kid, I drink 2-3 liters of water a day, take minerals and electrolytes, vitamins, etc. I don’t get it. If you have any thoughts – please respond! I use coconut oil and pretty organic lotions daily – my skin is baby smoothe. I shower regularly. I use fragrance free detergent. I don’t know what to do. I go through boxes of Kleenex and I just want to sedate myself every night for the past 3 years because I’m miserable. I want to fix it holistically or pin point an allergy or something! I am afraid to get off my birth control because I have endometriosis (female organ issue) and it can cause ruptured cysts when I get off birth control – hence why I’ve been on since I was 14 (27 now) help!

June 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm
(92) Brenda says:

I itched for years and my doctor had previously given me a liquid medication called Sinequan. I actually felt the itch coming because I would get a weird very hyperactive feeling inside of my body…the Sinequan helped but I found that I needed more drops and within a year, I was up to 13 drops a day (too many)…finally I weaned myself off of the drops and my itching was better but still occurred so I went on Allegra for over 10 years…with insurance companies not paying for it anymore, I have lately taken myself off of Allegra but keep it around in case I need it…There were times that the itch was so bad and at times I had hives the size of quarters on my body that I had to use steroids but I would not recommend that for long periods of time…I also have an autoimmune condition called sarcoidosis…I think we should also be careful what we eat…chocolate made me itch for a while and also sometimes breads…..it’s an experiment..every person is different but try something…the itch can make you crazy….and yes, I scratched so much that I bled and had scars on my body…

June 13, 2012 at 4:02 am
(93) Jacqui says:

Hi there everyone… thank you all for your comments. I now know i am not going crazy… all though at times i feel that way. some of your comments scared the crap out of me…. i have only been itching and scratching for the past 4 or so weeks (nothing compared to some of you) and im going out of my mind!!! i itch from the top of my head down to my feet!! i dont have a specific place where its worse because no matter where i itch its just terrible! i thought i had an allergic reaction to penicillin after taking anti-biotics, but after taking pills to “help” with the itching i realised it wasnt that. i itch through out the day… Like you Anne Chicago i sit at a computer most of the day and WOW…. i slap on cream at work to try and help the itch, for maybe 30mins tops it helps. its sometimes unbearable!! But im off to see the doctor today and hopefully i can get some answers that help! i really and truly wish you all the best of luck!! its not a pain that you can try and forget…. the pain is under skin how can you ignore that!? GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

June 20, 2012 at 4:50 am
(94) Steve OF WOLVES says:

Yeah me too, it all started after I had an accident and had major surgery! They had me on various medications the morphine caused the worse attack they took me off of it and once i was sent home and started getting better, not sleep ing so much not so many meds I started to notice the itch, now I have some never damage form the emergency surgery so they had me on Gabapentin, I was causing all sorts of crazy feelings so I have weened myself off it if but this itch just keeps up at first ii was thinking it could be anything, my pets, detergent, food, the meds…..I had blood work done today and cant wait for the results, as I am still sitting here itching, but your right as soon as i stand up and walk around I feel better, sit and itch uggg, I dont know how you all have dealt with it so long, I want to jump out a fkn window its driving me nuts, I know they will find it and it will go away when I do I will let you all know.

July 3, 2012 at 4:34 am
(95) Elaina says:

Wow….I’m kind of scared now. Reading all the posts. I’m 34 yrs old and my itchiness began a couple months ago and is only getting worse. I’m fine all day and when I come home from work that’s when it starts. Tops of my feet…then my legs and back….then arms and stomach…..even my neck and head. The welts and bumps that pop up are bad. After I spend some time itching it goes away. I’m sorry for those of you who are so miserable. Could it be because I sweat at work? I am a cna and the work is very physical. Idk what to do anymore…..I haven’t been to the Dr yet but am seriously considering it now. Jus scared now. Bless you all.

July 27, 2012 at 4:42 am
(96) onereader says:

i woke up feeling like mini bites i look nothing there. its like i feel my hair moveon my leg, i look nothing there., i Ate abowl of coco puffs before bed. chocolate nope. i itch on my neck, armes, legs, upper back, & chests. chest gets it the worst. looks like pimples but goes aways in days but i itch like king kong,lol., 42yrs old.
been dealing with this for years. i finally had enough tonight to do a search, it’s 3:38 and this sucks. i feel like its heat rash sometimes, like right after you shave you itch under my chin area.
i dont know, just changed sheets still getting the itchies.. i read all the post and why can anyone send it to a dermatologist so they can get a grip on this. a good shower in the morning i hope will help. ive read all the posts some have it worse than others.
so i gatjered about 4 reasons or four possibilities from reading
hoe i can put it together and repost. i have to sleep bookmarked this page and market the post # to find this later post #96
think might be 1 of 4 reasons. but dont hav time to analyze this thread tooo tired.will be back to repost what i think the majority is of possibilities. we need a forum so we can all reply on this as i bet it never accourde to get on google for when i sleep i i wake up itching. I hope we all get help. how come the doctor md who posted this is not trying to help, or is it about frickenads and making money.. pretty sad…
well talk to you all later.

August 5, 2012 at 7:08 am
(97) Ang says:

Will try all ur suggestions that I haven’t tried before. Thank you for sharing because there has to be something out there to fix this.

August 7, 2012 at 11:53 pm
(98) Lindsey mccowan says:

My skin ( legs, arms back , neck etc) seem to catch on fire towards the end of the day sometimes during the day . it itches so bad and when i scratch huge welts form … i tried seeing if it was something i ate , bodywash etc nothing was affecting me this way…. it is really painful and have lost so much sleep and rest…. huge welts form where i itch but the pain never stops … i took some benedryl to ease it but mostly it just knocks me out so i can get some sleep… any ideas on what to do ?

August 8, 2012 at 4:33 am
(99) Jacob alex says:

Hi guys im jacob im 21 years old and I have an itching problem for alittle over 4months now its getting worse and worse I itch on my legs back shoulder elbows & arms with no rash it’s getting to the point were I cannot stand it anymore and just cry I dnt have enough money to see a doctor but I need your help for home remedies

August 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm
(100) sara says:

a little over a month ago..my inner legs sarted itching just a little. now its to the point that i cant stop itching and it makes me mad sometimes cause when i want to itch i cant itch no more cause my fingers hurt from itching so much. it is worse at night or when sitting still like right now. it started at my legs now its working up to my stomach and back. i am only 20 years old and i cant take the itching anymore!! I NEED HELP SOON!!!

August 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm
(101) mona says:

I just came from the doctor for itching, He gave me a steroid shot, Thank god it stop in 10 min, He gave me pills also. and cream, It was 80.00 right off the bat, but it is so will wearth it.

August 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm
(102) mona says:

go see doctor He gave me on steriods shot, pills and cream, and the itching went away in 15 min, I feel like ” Thank God I could not take it one more day”. I was sick for 2 weeks, back,arms,etc. bad bad bad..Go see your doctor..

August 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm
(103) Yolanda says:

Hi, I’m in the same boat, been itching like mad for years, I’m going on 50 (2 wks) and I know that menopause is a factor in making it worse, but it’s been going on for years. I itch so bad and so much that my quality of life is a joke. I haven’t been able to wear tank tops in the summer for years due to scabs and sores from scratching, so I swelter in t-shirts that cover my arms, it’s so embarrasing. I honestly thought I was the only one, glad to know I’m not alone in this suffering, and it IS suffering. It makes looking for work ridiculous, because try as I might, I can’t help but scratch, and potential employers look at me like I’m diseased or something. It’s been at least 12 or more years and started with my back during really hot or really cold weather. Now it’s All over ALL the time. It’s driving me absolutely insane. I need relief. Does ANYONE have an answer? HELP!!!

August 28, 2012 at 2:04 am
(104) Pam Lercher says:

I itch all over it’s driving me crazy! my arms, legs, neck, face back and it has started on my stomach. Some say it’s due to menopause. If it’s true I wish the itching would stop. I am taking HRC all natural for menopause hot flashes and night sweats are gone. This is the worse the itching has been. I try everything, I even put ice packs on my skin to make it stop. I am going to call the Dr. tomorrow and make an appointment.

September 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm
(105) Rock says:

I’m a 53 year old female, in good shape and (I thought) good health, but I have been itching for nearly two years. It’s mostly on my ribs, hips, and legs, especially my ankles and behind my knees. Sometimes it’s so bad I think I’ll lose my mind. The doctor has checked my blood and liver and I’ve had food allergy testing. Nothing. I’ve tried steroids, which helped, but don’t want to deal with the damage they do to my body. I thought it was food allergies and even was convinced I knew what food was causing it. However, even when I avoid that particular food, I get attacks of extreme itching. It usually starts in the afternoon, is always worse at night and sometimes my skin feels bumpy – like sandpaper. It’s never ever on my face or my shoulders or my feet/hands. Sometimes even the sun will cause me to itch. Very discouraged. Glad to have found others will the same problem but I want to know what it is and how to stop it!

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September 15, 2012 at 6:47 am
(107) Lady says:

It is 6:43 in the morning, and I have been awake I don’t even know for how long scratching like crazy. I have little red bumps all over my body, and I’ve had scabies before, but I can’t remember if this is what it was like.. :/

September 16, 2012 at 10:33 am
(108) margaret says:

I to have been itching since 1983 it started after an operation, I’ve tried everything, creams, diet, had hair samples taken and put on special diet and had to stop the antihistamines while on it, well, I nearly went crazy with the itching and feeling like my skin was burning. Doctors I have seen say they cant find anything wrong with me. When it first started I only needed to take antihistamines once a week to keep it away, however, now I have to take one everyday.

Now to what I found helps, I try to have only cotton next to my skin, changed all my bedding to cotton only, and feather pillows as they are natural, all sleepwear etc, etc, as I know if I wear man made fabrics I can feel the itching start, also LANACANE medicated body powder (talc) says on the container “INSTANTLY COOLS ITCHY SKIN”
I don’t think I could live without it now, and as lots of you have said it starts in one place and if you scratch it makes it worse, so I apply some talc to the area which is itching and it is instant relief and I keep taking the antihistamines. Wish I could find out what causes it as hate taking tablets all the time as I feel they make me feel fuzzy headed.

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September 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm
(111) Dave says:

A few month ago, I began itching furiously on the tops of my thighs. This resulted in me waking at 2 or 3 in the morning scratching unconsciously to the point of bleeding. My GP took my bloods a couple of times as hypothyroidism runs in my family but alas, both times they came back negative. Visual marks have recently appeared in the way of small colourless bumps, raised red bumps, dry scaly patches, and flat red marks. I take loratadine though the day, though it seems to take a while to kick and even then, doesn’t completely rid me of itching. I have however found that green tea is amazing as it contains two compounds called quercetin and catechin that act as natural antihistamines. On a night, I take Atarax (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) which stops me itching and knocks me out until at last 6am, but doesn’t seem quite as affective as it first was. I’m continuing to rule out different foods every two weeks and hope to find one that shows positive results.
It’s a great relief to know I’m not the only one suffering with this and wish everybody success in curing themselves.

October 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(112) ED says:


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(113) Mike says:

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October 27, 2012 at 4:08 am
(114) bryiela says:

i am 17 year’s old and i read all of your comments.Like you guys i also have a itchy skin for almost 3 weeks.I can’t sleep at night.That first day i’ve got these rashes i thought this was just an allergy because of a Dog and it will be gone any moment but when the next morning came i felt more itchy and there are some spots that turns red.

November 9, 2012 at 2:21 am
(115) Claude Jordan says:

I have itched for all my life. Itching as I write this at 2:05am. I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis at a very early age and developed glaucoma as a result. The chronic itching is also a result of this, plus a myriad of other problems. Im 35 now and was diagnosed around 9-10 years old. I’ve had glaucoma ever since and itch every day and night constantly. Still searching for a night time relief. During the day its not so bad because im occupied most of the time. At night is the worst. It tends to die down around 5-6am. Only then can i get about an hour or two of sleep before work. My skin crawls and i get sharp, needle-like pains out of nowhere quite frequently. If there is a visual representation of what this feels like, I could only describe the itching like that of a Christmas tree’s lights firing off constantly and randomly all over my body. Sometimes I try to block the itching by meditating. It works sometimes but very rarely and only with very mild itching. Placing something cold on my skin soothes the itching sometimes also. I am able to be reached at claude9777@hotmail.com if anyone has questions or comments. I’ll definitley be coming back here regularly. Be well.

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November 19, 2012 at 5:15 am
(118) Alex says:

My Brother Me And My Dad have all been itchy all over and we can’t figure out why we haven’t seen an allergist yet due to no healthcare and itching cream doesn’t work anymore. The itching just up and started slowly but surely now its going crazy nothing like this has ever happened before to anyone in my family. Can you help us maybe?

November 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm
(119) itchy too says:

Are any of you violinists or cellists? I started itching when I started playing the cello. I discovered that allergy to rosin is quite common. It is used in cosmetic glue and a variety of thing. Check it out.

November 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm
(120) Hayley says:

I’ve read most of the posts – the scariest is the ones that have been itching for 30 years or so…
I’m 18 and have been itching since April this year, my doctor believed it was scabies (which i treated appropriately) at first and that now I have a bacterial infection caused by the scratching. I was put on a course of anti-biotics and steroids and the itching disappeared… for a week.
Just yesterday it flared up again, worse than ever, my hands are blistering and my scalp and inner ear feel like they are on fire.. And pretty much everywhere else itches too – even my face.
I had surgery on my ovaries in February this year and I really hope it doesn’t have anything to do with that.
I’m going to to suggest that I have an allergy/intolerance test to my doctor when I next see her.
Hydrocortizone doesn’t work at all – but Locoid (a cream with a lot of steroids) does help to get you through the night – though I’ve gone through about half a tube in 2 weeks.
The strangest thing is that my partner also appears to have it – though not as bad as me, but I’m not entirely convinced its contagious as my infant son shows no signs of it (thank goodness) maybe its just a coincidence.
I haven’t changed any of my cleaning or hygiene products, except I use a different body wash every month or so, I flea-bombed my house… I’ve tried almost everything, and I almost think its just something I’ll have to live with or constantly take pills for and never cure….
P.S. Summer just started and for the first time I’m dreading it :(

November 26, 2012 at 3:25 am
(121) casey says:

someone help. my head itches so much all the time. so does my body. what is that!? i know i do not have dry skin bc i use lotion all the time and i use head and sholders for my hair so why am i constantly itching all over. do i have bugs inside my body. HELP!!!!

November 26, 2012 at 5:02 am
(122) james says:

I have seen a lot of post and they seem to be in the same boat as me. I had cancer as a teen and am now wondering if its more than just coincidence about starting after sergery . I rele dont know. About the time its been gone for a week and I thinkim free and clear its time to guess again…. I’m so sleepy right now I can’t think or even spell… I do know I sleep in my blue jeans and its better on them nights maybe cuz I can’t itch my self raw through them. Wish I had better news

November 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm
(123) eve patton says:

Concerning itching all over your body, ask your doctor to do a blood test and a skin test (on an affected area) for dermatitis herpetiformis. This is caused by eating wheat, barley and rye. There is also a medication which can be given in addition to eliminating these foods from your diet. You have to maintain a VERY strict diet and check labels of ALL foods. Itching will stop if this is your diagnosis.

December 2, 2012 at 2:19 am
(124) Margot Gerritsen says:

Dear all,

My story was much like many of yours. Terrible itches for years, too many medications, nothing helped. At times i could not even walk well because of itchy legs and thighs.
Till I moved to New Zealand and changed doctors. First thing my new doctor in NZ suggested was to cut out dairy, completely. And I did. Withing a week the itch was gone. Since then, and this is 20 years now, I eat dairy in moderation and each time an itch comes back, i just cut it out again for a while and it always disappears.
Please consider this. It is so easy to try out. Cannot hurt! But cut out all dairy for a week or two, or a bit longer, No butter, no milk, no cheese, no yoghurt or ice cream, and nothing that has any of it in it. So no cookies with butter in it, no bread with milk, no italian dishes with cheese. Just check everything carefully for a while and see if this might be you too. I was skeptical about allergies for a long time, but not anymore. And I have met many people since that had the same problem,

December 6, 2012 at 7:49 am
(125) Angelica Obregon says:

My body itches a lot could it b cuz my blood
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December 10, 2012 at 9:32 am
(126) christine ridpath says:

me too.. started iching for 2 years now so before I go to bed a take a childs dose of allergy medication syrup. I wish I could pin point it to what the problem was. I told my doctor and she said do not take hot showers and put cream on my skin. I don’t think this is the problem… cause I cant feel anything difference.

December 20, 2012 at 5:25 am
(127) Jordyn Lynn says:

Omg! I am so glad i had looked up ‘ itching all over at night’. I’m 17 and the last two weeks i’ve slept horible becouse the itching was so bad! But after reading al these coments, i had an idea of what to do. I put lotion al over and sprinkeled baby powder on my bed. It works wonders! :)

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January 3, 2013 at 3:44 am
(130) fedup says:

!It is now 2:40am n i woke bout 1hr ago itching from head to legs! Skin so scratchy n my scalp feels like bugs…no lice n no bed bugs! Its only been goin on for bout a few days n im already fed up…alot of u said allergies so im trying a benadrl. Def will. Bcalling dr as soon as they open!

January 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm
(131) Jon says:

I thought mine was from our water. I put a Sprite filter on my shower to cut out the chlorine. Which actually helped alot!, But My friend had the same prob, she went to a doctor and he told her no caffeine.

Shes been without caffeine for over a month and told me hers stopped. But It comes back when she drinks tea or coffee.


January 13, 2013 at 1:38 am
(132) Soyeon Kang says:

I have something itching on my back, neck, and mostly legs. There is often a rash or something that is like a bump on my leg I can’t stop scratching it and I try to put something called inhanser from NuSkin

January 15, 2013 at 11:26 am
(133) Janise says:

Has anybody ruled out laundry detergent? I’m wondering if that’s the cause for my itchiness. I use Gain and have for years – but sometimes allergies can develop after years of regular use.

January 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm
(134) londa says:

From my experience in the past i use to itch to find out that i had to much caffeine in my system and not enough water now i don’t have that problem anymore drink more water than pop, coffee etc.. and also you need to clean your blood out go to health food store i never itch again i hope this help u all.

January 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm
(135) kayleigh says:

i really wish there was a cure for this continuous itching its driving me to the edge it makes me moody and gets me down because my legs especially are so badly scared i cannot have them out on show the itching interferes with everything i do its only started of with my legss but has preogressed to now itching alover my body please somebody HELP!!!!!

January 26, 2013 at 3:55 am
(136) Marlene says:

Hi Everyone, I started itching in July 2012. I get little red sores and they itch until they turn into bigger sores. I haven’t changed anything, no soap, laundry products nothing. I went to my heart dr, he didn’t know what it was. Same with my lung dr. I went to see a skin dr. She scrapped my skin for scabies nothing. She gave me a shot in my rear, gave me prescrpiton for twelve little white pills. I had to take six that day and six in a week. She said they would kill anything inside of me. Also gave me a prescription for a large jar of white cream, I can’t remember the name. I’m covered in scars, new sores, I itch all the time. Nothing on my neck, face or feet. Nothing in the webbing of my fingers. This is driving me insane. My husband looked at me tonight and said OMG you look like you have the freaking measles. I made him put on a rubber glove and put that cream on me. I have tried over the counter creams, etc. I wish I could find out what is wrong with me. Never anything inside the little red sores, but they itch like crazy. My chest, stomach, back and arms are covered in scars. Does anyone have an issue like this. I would go back to the dr, but they don’t know what they are doing with it comes to people like us. Yes I have allergy tests done they all came back negative. Thank you, Marlene

January 27, 2013 at 4:19 am
(137) Naomi Edwards says:

Hi I have been itching now with no rash for two months. It starts on my arm then my feet until its everywhere. The worst place is my inner thighs especially at night. The only place I dont itch is my private areas. I first thought it was the electric cigartte but now I think its either my electric blanket or its psychological. Antihistamines helps a bit and itching cream is useless. I got suicidal with it last month. I thought that if I was going to itch like this forever then I didnt want to live such a miserable life. Then it went away only to return tonight, its worse at night. Someone needs to find a cure for this. I am 26 and never had this before. It sucks.

January 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm
(138) Brandi says:

My itching started after a c-section with my 2nd son. After 4 weeks I went to the allergist and was told I have Dermographism or “skin writing”. I take Zyrtec every night otherwise I itch like a crazy person. Showering using to bring me to tears it would make me itch so bad. I think it had to do with the large amount of antibiotics I received after the c-section, but of course nobody wants to confirm or deny. Oy.

January 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(139) jojo says:

Marlene, I have the same as you. I mainly have this on my butt cheeks with scars. I heal so nice then bam i get new ones. They aren’t bites my dr said and my husband doesnt have any sign of anything. I itch and scratch and sometimes it feels like things are crawling under the skin. Forget bandaids, they come off in water and get expensive. I found some type of roll that you cut what you need and its waterproof and keeps the area covered so you cant pick it. I am a picker. I have these on my arms, legs, lower back, shoulders and sometimes in my neck hairline. I have felt it in my eye beffore and once in awhile on my hand. I have gone to many doctors, dermotologists and they all just want to hurry and diagnose me as dry skin, dermitis or some dumb thing. I have been told by a natural doctor that its possible these are from bird mites or mites of some type and those of us that have issues from them are the ones that have allergies to it. it means that our significant others are getting affectd too but they dont have the allergy. So take an otc allergy pill daily and dont use too hot of shower water, keep moisturized and drink water. I have subsided after 4 years of this crap and spending a lot of money and time on stupid freaking doctors. I do sometimes think of suicide it gets so bad but cmon, really,. that isnt an option. I have faith and i’ll pray for all of you and you please pray for me. Together we can all make it thru this. Feel free to email me jdharris1957@gmail.com IF you have some remedies, or want to compare our plight.

February 16, 2013 at 5:57 am
(140) mike says:

If anyone is reading this because they were looking to get rid of the itching then stop reading now. the comments here are usless just more people with the same problem and no solution .. good luck I personally am about to lose my mind with this itching.

February 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm
(141) M says:

I have a similar problem to you, jojo. I am suffering from itching all over my body and when I itch, i make myself bleed which leaves scars, I cant find anything that could be causing it, I have changed shampoo, conditioner, body wash, washing up powder and my diet. I have 3 horses and am quite often out with them most of the day, my friend who also has a horse, says she suffered from similar symptoms and that she was told she had mites from being outside with her horse all the time, she has also found out that she has sensitive skin and is allergic to UV- rays from the sun so has to wear suncream all the time. My itching started on my head and the back of my neck and has since spread to my whole body, its driving me insane! I cannot sleep and continue to wake up in the night, help!

February 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm
(142) travis says:

Hello, so heres how mine began, at first it was just my balls that were itchy, then my stomach, then the ribs, then under my knees/thighs and on lastly my bum, its horribly painful to not scratch this is an all the time thing, doesnt get worse or easier eved its just constant scratching, its gotten to the point where I have welts all over! (Including my penis) honestly, it hurts soo much to scratch but it drives me insane not scratching, Im in such a horrible pickle and obviously going to the doctor about this isnt going to help because if it did, there wouldnt be so many people saying “Ive been to he doctors bur they are unsure” I havent done anything differently than before I got the itches, Im ready to just top myself its so unbearable, this site is honestly my last hope. I will desribe what happens when I itch to the best of my capabilities.
1. It itches.
2. I itch it.
3. It stays itchy.
4. So I itch it more.
5. I start scratching harder.
6. Skin goes red.
7.gets unbeliveably itchy.
8. I scratch more but this time it hurts.
9. I stop from the pain and have a smoke to pre-occupy my hands and head.
10. I feel it getting itchy again.
11. I try to ignore it.
12. I rub the itchy spot gently in circular motions.
13. Itchy spot gets more aggrevated.
14. I scratch again
15. Stop from the pain.
16. I look at the itchy part and its red with a group of about 20 little white bumps amongst red skin.
17. I try my best not to scratch and succeed
18. Then I feel a new spot itching.
19. Follow from number 1.

Its a never ending cycle, Im ready to give up, please help me ):

February 24, 2013 at 3:28 am
(143) Aly says:

I woke up tonight with a feeling my skin was crawling, like nerves, or something electrical. This is the first time I have woken up with this sensation and the first time I have taken my IPad out of its carrier and fell asleep with it in the bed next to me. Couldn’t go back to sleep so I searched for what I was experiencing and found this site. Do any of you sleep with mobile devices close to you? I’m wondering about the wifi/mobile currents affecting me.

March 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm
(144) JP says:


Dry Skin:
1) Try exfoliating skin w/a salicylic acid scrub (eg. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub) before applying lotion. This is NOT a miracle cure, but it may be helpful (if only temporarily).
2) A 3% salicylic acid shampoo (CVS Brand Psoriasis Medicated Shampoo + Conditioner) may reduce scalp itching. A shampoo w/tea tree oil or sulfur may also be helpful. Rotating the shampoos will reduce the chances of any one becoming ineffective.

Other Causes/Suggestions:
1) Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) can cause severe itching & sensation that “the skin is crawling.” Most active when sitting or lying down (hence, at bedtime). “Other medical problems that can contribute to development of RLS are iron deficiency, Parkinsonís disease, renal disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, & peripheral neuropathy. Pregnant women after 20 weeks gestation & dialysis patients are esp. susceptible to developing RLS. Patients taking antidepressants, sedating antihistamines, or virtually any centrally active dopamine-receptor antagonist (such as anti-nausea medication) may develop RLS.” (Cleveland Clinic)

2) Poor blood circulation in the legs/feet can cause severe itching (dermatitis) as well as ulcers (sores). Peripheral Vascular Disease and Chronic Venous Insufficiency are two causes of poor circulation in the legs. A blockage (DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis) may also be responsible for some symptoms and requires prompt medical attention.
3) Itching that is accompanied by raw, red, scaly patches of skin may be caused by psoriasis, which varies in severity and can be exacerbated by allergies and certain foods.

Lastly, The Mayo Clinic & Cleveland Clinic websites are accurate, reliable & trustworthy references for medical information across the board.

Hopefully these suggestions will be helpful to someone.

March 7, 2013 at 11:04 am
(145) Zee says:

Hey I get itchy every single day especially at night, as a result my skin is always swollen and bumpy like mosquito bites in the areas I’ve scratched.. I’m severely allergic to grass and dust/dust mites, what should I be taking? Like soaps, medications, lotions?

March 14, 2013 at 1:23 am
(146) Gina says:

For the past ten months my skin has been constantly itchy. I literally cannot go a day without being itchy. I’ve developed these scab like things on my body (mostly my arms and legs) and have no clue what it’s from. They bleed when I scratch them. I’ll sometimes wake up in the middle of the night from the itchiness. It hurts to take showers even in cold water. Also, at random times throughout the day these weird red dots will appear. Those don’t itch, though. Some stay while others disappear. I have been to the doctor who sent me to my old dermatologist. I’ve now been going there for about 4 months for this condition and they don’t know what it is. My dermatologist claims I had an allergic reaction to something so bad that it caused nerve damage therefore causing the itchiness. If that was the case, I don’t see why it is getting worse. I have pills and creams yet none of them seem to be helping. I am literally lost and don’t know what I should do next.

March 18, 2013 at 3:58 am
(147) Amy says:

I wonder if this is related to the spraying of chemtrails. I’d love to see some statistical studies done by us..”the itchy people” to see if we live in concentrated areas.. maybe do some testing on water contamination levels and other environmental factors.

March 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm
(148) Beautiful Nicole says:

I always wondered what was the best thing to get the dye off my face after I dyed my hair. I have tried baby oil,hydrogen peroxide,alcohol, and others. The stuff that got it off of my face BETTER than hydrogen peroxide was SHAVING CREAM!! Oh my gosh I just saw my husband’s shaving cream on the bathroom counter and said what the heck let my try this since it will take the paint off of a car lol. To my surprise it worked so well and the dye came right off. Anyhow you can get some for $1 at the dollar tree. Dab it on a paper towel and wet the towel. I roll the towel back because the shaving cream likes to expand all over the place. This way it gets rolled up in the paper towel. Then just dab the dyed spots until they come off. They usually come off with the first gentle swipe. Get the shaving gel that is for sensitive skin and see if there is some with aloe vera in it. This way you can be nice to your skin. Hope this helps people with getting hair dye on the skin!

April 4, 2013 at 1:26 am
(149) Donna says:

I have read several of your comments and would like to know how many of you have had a surgery and then developed the ithing. I developed this intense itching withing months of having a hysterectomy and thought that it maybe had to do with hormonal changes. My skin is so dry that it is flaking and I have tried every lotion out there from the cheapest to the most expensive and nothing seems to help. One thing is that it is intensified greatly when I take a shower. I do not drink caffine so that isnt the cause as some have suggested. I have been suffering for probably 5 years now and it seems to be getting worse all of the time. I am so despirate for some answers. A couple of weeks ago I changed shampoo’s, conditioners and laundry soap to be sulfate free and this did not help at all…The itch is every bit as bad as before. Please continue to post suggestions. I will try anything to get rid of this. One crazy thing is that when I spent time on vacation and my skin was sun burned, I didnt itch for a couple of weeks, the first time that this happened, I just thought that it was better but the itch went away for a couple of weeks the next time I had a sunburn again. CRAZY STUFF,

April 17, 2013 at 8:13 am
(150) mala says:

My mother has got serious itchy problem,she is itchy all over very day and at night.it starts years a go.she went to see sevaral docters but it did not wark. please give good answe.

May 8, 2013 at 3:20 am
(151) anon says:

I am 13 years old and recently developed itchy skin. I thought it was chicken pox, but it can’t be because i have already had it so it would be weird to get it a 2nd time. I have several red spots- one under my arm, one on my nipple, 3 on my stomach, 2 on my back and 2 on my legs. They do not itch a lot but it always worries me just in case it is actually something serious.

May 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm
(152) Curtis says:

I am 47 years old and have had many of the same itching related issues that many of you speak of. It started for me when i was a teenager and has progressively gotten worse. It can start at random times and there doesn’t seem to be any realy pattern to it. It can be absolutely the most miserable thing when an episode occurs!! Iif i scratch the itchy area then the episodes cascades thoughtout my entire body. I haven’t heard anybody else mention this, but one thing i’ve found is that, when i ignore it and don’t scratch the itches, it tneds to lessen the severerity of the “itch” and discomfort. IIt makes me think at times that this is “anxiety” related. My situaiton may not be as severe as some of you and maybe this will only work for milder cases of this. I wanted to at least mention this and see if any of you have had any luck with this technique? Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

May 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm
(153) Trevor says:

I just got this yesterday. I went in to do my work and then I noticed that I was itching so bad I could not even stay to complete my work. I’ve never had this before and it better go away because I don’t have time for it.

May 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm
(154) Torrence says:

I have been itching for about 10 years its sooooooooooo such a pain in the a@s I used Gold Bond Anti Itching and that does JACK.. i need some suggestions if anyone have any that actually helped them.

May 19, 2013 at 10:31 am
(155) Onderdonk says:

I have had “ghost bugs” for 30 years now. Itching all night like a runny nose, all over the bod, often small hives, sometimes large welts. 30 years, so I have been working on it. Doctors and hospitals gave up a long time ago, of course call it psychiatric. In 30 years my mind has been all over the place, but the itch responds like an allergy all the way through. Used to respond to nyquil, then singulair the antileukotriene, extreme anti allergy pills. Sleeping on clean metal surfaces, to avoid dust mites, just incase its external. Mostly internal though, real key was food, extremely restrictive diet, only vegetables and protein no carbs, no wheat, dairy. That did it the best, now I am miserable again, eating a little wheat and had been taking seroquel and gabapentin to sleep. Tried dropping the gabapetin, (neurontin, pain meds my wife takes), and the itching is the worst it’s ever been, hoping the restrictive diet gets me back to sanity soon.

May 20, 2013 at 9:59 am
(156) Michelle Washburn says:

I am itchy all the time it is driving me crazy it comes and go I even been prescribed medication for scabies even though I do not have them .. It seems to come and go I get it for a long period of time then it goes away .. And comes back .. I have had several test seeing if it was my liver or kidneys nothing showed up .. I’m at my wits end .. I do live near a swampy area so I sometimes think its associated with that .. Or maybe I am crazy …

May 24, 2013 at 1:09 am
(157) Tiffany says:

I went to a Dr. to see if I had mites or something serious and he didn’t act like it was anything important. The problem persisted. Started itching in 1 small area, the more I would scratch, the more the itching would spread and cause me to spasm because the itch was intense. I started taking Benedryl when the itching would start and within 15 minutes, the itching would stop. I have to keep it in the house at all times now, since its the only thing to calm it down! It can be very annoying and make it difficult to sleep. Be pushy about this to your Dr. or he/she may think that it will just pass. Benedryl is gentle enough for even your dogs. So I hope years of taking it wont hurt me in any way…

June 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm
(158) Juicy says:

In 2008 — I have been bitten by black flies up north in Cormorant Lake Manitoba Canada on my ankles and feet and since then my skin has never been rid of this itch. I was referred to a dermy and they did a biopsy of my skin in my inner thigh and said it was psoriasis… it’s almost like there are parasites under my skin that is causing this itching, I scratch and scratch and make myself bleed and have numerous scars from all the scratches. It’s insane. So I feel that ever since I was bitten by these flies my skin has never been the same, times change and things happen, I know it sounds insane, but that is how it feels, like something under my skin :(

June 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm
(159) jackie hammack says:

hi I itch all over my body and my fingers itch and legs and arms itch I use itch cream to get rid of it it helps sometimes is there a name for this itch

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June 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm
(161) z says:

put vinegar in bath water and use baking soda as your soap and dont use any soap for 1 week and see if that helps with itching it helped me alot the first day i itched a good bit but dont give up on it do it for aweek you will not stink

July 1, 2013 at 2:19 am
(162) Bob says:

Itching can be the most frustrating thing in the world!

July 4, 2013 at 12:24 am
(163) Nepomuk Onderdonk says:

had this mysterious itcihng i called ghost bugs, got worse and worse for thirty years, then at rock bottom, unable to sleep and under way too many sedating meds as the medical industry insists its a psychiatric issue (thing is the itching comes first, then you DO go insane), rock bottom is no sleep even on heavy meds, so now I’m ghost bug-free, got a cheap batch of anti-ghost bug juice on the stove, thirty minute home remedy. It aint easy, its the anti-candida anti fungal diet, no sugar, no fruit, no carbs, only raw vegetables and a little meat, absolutely nothing, no calories basically, it’s like anorexia but physical and mental strength are maintained – you gotta add alot of omega three oils it gets a bit expensive, I spent a couple hundred bucks all together but expect to be clean for months on what I got if I don’t fall off the diet) , and the paico and santighost bug juice is primarily pau d’arco, and black walnut hulls, and paico / senna / guayaba/ yerba buena tea – all day long on a fasting day once or twice a week. The tactile calm is amazing.fixed it once, two years ago, gradually made a mess of it again, worse than ever, so this is a lifelong fire to keep fighting with anti ghost bug juice and a strict diet.

July 4, 2013 at 1:26 am
(164) ann says:

Take a bath with epson salt and baking soda, lots of it, stay in tub for aboit 20 miniutes, use only organic products on your skin, no GMO stuff, take probiotics and also apple cider vinegar diluted with water is good to mist over you, wash clothes in Borax and stay inside as much as you can until it passes.

July 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm
(165) Christy says:

My son was born with eczema and his skin has always had issues. When he was about a year old he developed an uncontrollable urge to scratch his wrists and behind his legs. To the point of open sores and blood. I of course told the pediatrician who attributed this behavior to his eczema. Well it only became worse, my poor baby itched non stop, his eyes had dark circles, he refused to eat but drank tons of milk, and would vomit more often than usual. I would give him benadryl but worried constantly about his health. About 4 months ago I had enough and called an allergist. We don’t smoke, we have no pets, but I thought maybe he has food allergies? Definitely some environmental ones. So in any event she prescribed some ointmnets for his skin and I have to give him Children’a Allegra 2x a day every day. She said he was vomiting from the belly being so over full of mucus from the fluid in his ears and that the milk aggravated this more because milk has a lot of itching. She also recommended soaking in the tub for 30 minutes a night and rubbing down with aquaphor before administering the medicated ointments. This treatment seems to help tremendously with the itching but the itching never truly goes away. He’s not even 3 yet and has had to deal with such a rough road. His food allergy test came back negative but we are doing the environmental testing in 2 weeks and I am convinced the poor kid is going to be allergic to half the outdoors! I will be checking back to see if anyone comes up with a miracle to take the discomfort away entirely.

July 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm
(166) Christy says:

Milk has a lot of mucus not itching*

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August 3, 2013 at 1:16 am
(168) Jenny says:

i have been itchy for the past 2 months all over my body. Doctors have given me medicine but they do not work. i have lots of red bumps on my legs. They look almost like popped pimples cause i scratch them a lot especially at night time i am very itchy and it is difficult to sleep. my legs, face & chest are the most itchy of all. what should i do???

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(169) Carol Hickman says:

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August 11, 2013 at 12:06 am
(170) carolyn says:

this is to STU – you stated itching started after a surgery. Could have been
the anathesia? I am still searching for cause of my itching. Comes and
goes – stays most of time. No rash, no redness, just horrible itching.
Medication name Atarax helps, but drs are so dang stingy they will not
prescribe enough. I feel like I am asking for Morphine!!!!!! Check on
the medicine used by the anathesis for your surgery, good luck

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August 14, 2013 at 9:31 am
(172) Andy says:

I have had a skin condition called nodular pruritis which itches like mad ( itchy spots ) this has been treated and is ongoing with steroids and emollients, the treatment is successful if I am vigilant. May main issue which I have suffered from for years and years is dreadful itching on my arms and legs and it always happens from around the end of August until October when the weather changes … I take antihistamines for it, but it drives me nuts ! having a bath or shower has always made me itch like mad too, I have a soap substitute from the dermatologist but it seems just to be the state of getting wet that causes it.

August 30, 2013 at 2:33 am
(173) Kristy says:

Thank you all so much for your honesty and willingness to tell your story. It is really a comfort to know I am not the only one and I am NOT crazy!! I have been scratching forever (mid 80′s-present) with no rash, no bites, no explanation!! I have been tested for allergies and seen a couple different dermatologist to no avail. The basic OTC allergy meds no longer work. I have tried the aveeno oatmeal baths a couple of times and there is some immediate relief but it only lasts a short time. I go through benadryl extra strength cream tubes about every other week (and thats just because it doesn’t really work but at least i feel like i am trying??) I have bloody scratches all over my back, hands, arms, neck, face, legs and feet. When I wear white to bed, I always end up staining it with blood. It looks like I have been attacked by a cat or worse!! I mean the marks on my face are the worse simply because I can’t cover them up and people actually ask me what happened often. I do notice that the heat has a major impact on the severity, the problem is i am ALWAYS hot!! I radiate heat even in the winter. Since reading all of these comments, I think i will have some blood work done just in case. Good luck to everyone!!

September 6, 2013 at 2:42 am
(174) patricia says:

I have had rashes ever since I can remember. I am in my 50′s now. In this technologically advanced world, it is disheartening that there is no relief from itchy skin. Now my skin just itches all over with or without a rash. I’ve tried all the lotions & oils – emu, hemp, primrose, oatmeal, and all the meds-atarax, prednisone, antihistamines, etc. I do have an autoimmune disorder. I use cold compresses and sit in front of fans. I am up all night. Sometimes I just stand under a cool water shower in the middle of the night and cry. It is unbearable. I feel so helpless and desperate. Most people don’t understand how insufferable skin itch is.

September 12, 2013 at 2:27 am
(175) Lawrence says:

If you are itching all over with no desernable cause I would suggest going to your GP right away as it is a symptom of Hoskins lymphoma, anouther symptom is pain when drinking alcohol. Of you have either of thoughts symptoms go to your GP and demand a CT or PET scan, if I had done this when my first symptoms appeared curing it would have been easy, instead I waited for over a year by being messed around by doctors telling me it was allergies refuted pain from my stomache
I repeat if you have itching of pain when you drink alcohol go to your doctor ASAP!!!

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October 10, 2013 at 4:18 am
(177) Joyce Terrell says:

I just had knee replacement surgery and I have itching mostly in my ankles and it is getting worse as my knee heals. I don’t know if it is because of the antibiotics or that the leg is healing. It is on both legs and sometimes I get itchy patches other places.

Back in 1992 I had an exploratory surgery and lots of antibiotics and afterwards I had the same kind of itching (severe) and it took 5 years to find out what was causing it. I finally found a terrific allergy doctor who found the cause. I had become allergic to wheat, yeast, dairy and eggs and when I took those out of my diet completely for 3 weeks and reintroduced them back in one at a time slowly, then I could tolerate them. The itching left. Now, I guess I will have to do that again and if that does not work, I will pray for another good doctor (the other one is now deceased). Hope this helps someone. I do know that I was on antibiotics in the 1992 surgery for several days until they found the cause of my problem. So I hope I am not back to “square one”.

October 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm
(178) Payman Salih says:

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November 15, 2013 at 2:54 am
(179) RaeLynn says:

My itching started about a month ago, a few weeks after my fiance had the same itchiness. My arms, between my fingers, stomach, ribs, breasts, outer and inner thighs, and buttocks all itch during the day constantly. When I itch, I break out in white spots that look very similar, if not, hives, and when I’m done, they leave a red spot on me that looks like tiny bug bites. It gets worse at night, but this is most likely because daily activities take my mind off of “the itchies” as my fiance and I call them. My fiance started getting “the itchies” when he started working at a recycling plant for electronics, where he worked around fiber glass and lead products, and would occasionally get them on his clothes. He switched factories and his went away, but mine have gotten worse.
I’ve washed all my blankets, my clothes, shower daily, scrub my skin daily in the shower, even vacuumed my car just in case “the itchies” clung to his clothes. I don’t know what causes it though, because my daughter sometimes sleeps with us when she has a nightmare, plays, and cuddles with us, but she hasn’t shown any symptoms like he and I have. Lotion doesn’t help. Showering doesn’t help. Not being closely intimate with my fiance doesn’t help (and that’s how we think they spread to me), my diet is the same as it’s always been for 22 years.
I’m afraid to see the doctor because of what some of you have said about them not really helping you and it’s a waste of time. Part of it also is a fear of allergies or something worse like liver disease. I’m embarrassed by them since I’m going to school to become a Medical Assistant, and I work retail part time. I have to wear long sleeves no matter what to hide them, I feel dirty even though I know I’m not, I feel even more unattractive, and I’m worried that they’ll start effecting my relationships with my fiance and daughter because I fear being close to them and giving them “the itchies”.

November 29, 2013 at 2:06 am
(180) Leah says:

Hi all,

I wanted to let everyone know that if you have not been diagnosed with something, this order of actions works the best to stop itching.

1. Take Zyrtec BEFORE BED, especially if your itching is worse at night (that’s what I take every day, I haven’t tried anything else).

2. Wipe down itchy areas with a wet, cold washcloth, or take a cold shower.

3. IMMEDIATELY apply hydrocortisone cream everywhere it itches (or where you think/know it might/will itch, for those of us that can feel it coming).

4. Liberally apply an unscented lotion with aloe.

Notes – you cannot overdose on the hydrocortisone creams unless you practically bathe in them, so try to use these as needed but not in excess. If you, like me, get involuntary movements from resisting an itch (legs/arms start to twitch, you may convulse) try getting up and shaking out your arms and legs. Usually this provides some relief. I’m not a doctor but have lived with one for quite a while, so obviously heed the normal precautions when trying something new. Ask your actual doctor (one who listens to you, not some dope who has 4 minutes to see) if you have questions or concerns.

December 12, 2013 at 9:13 am
(181) Mark says:

I’ve been itching for years , it will go away for months maybe years then return. I swell up with big bumps, sometimes it’s my lip sometimes its in my inside leg and in my hands sometimes.. But it seems to do this when I eat a lot of fruits like Oranges or anything that has a lot of citrus in it Anyone notice this?

December 19, 2013 at 2:22 am
(182) Mario says:

I am dealing with itchy skin as we speak. I have been dealing with this for month’s. I swear everything itch joes my face, scalp, inner thighs & legs, feet, edge of right hand. I have used “Lamisil” for the itching on my jock, nothing has changed but it does give some relief.

December 19, 2013 at 2:36 am
(183) Mario says:

I just want it to go away, and glad to know there is othees who share my pain. It even itches behind my legs and buttocks. I have gotten small little bumps on my arms. I have been dealing with eczema since 1997. So I have dealth with dry skin and breaking out my whole life. Am 26 yrs old now. I like writing music, and I feel like this takes away from me focusing on what I love. This had never happened to me before. I feel for everyone who t going through the same issue. You all are strong people. I am trying to see if my mom can get some gold bond rapid relief for me, since it is better than using hydro cortisone. I also want to get Dr. Gordshell’s skin care cream to definitely get xtra relief from this annoying as condition.

December 26, 2013 at 11:03 am
(184) Kimmie says:

I have been drastically itching for almost 6 months now. My itching is so severe that I can feel it coming on and I can’t stop scratching. My skin has sores which causes bleeding and intense bruising. Mine seems to be really bad in the morning and at night. I have gone to two dermatologists, GI doctor, Internal medicine and two rheumatologists. I have been prescribed creams (triamicyclone cream and ointment, clobetasol), atarax, gabepentin (900 mg a day), dapsome (50mg), prednisone (60 mg a day), Rayos prednisone and allegra. I am so over taking medication. Of course I have had all kinds of blood work done and a biopsy. The skin biopsy came back dermitis and I don’t believe it. Since then, I finally found a Dr that seems to know what he is talking about. I tested positive ANA (anti nuclear antibody) test which means I have an auto immune disease. My RNP antibodies were also elevated. This is usually present in people with a Mixed connective tissue disease. My doctor seems to think that this is an auto immune disease called Vasculitis, which is inflammation of the blood vessels, which could cause itching. I’m not sure if this is accurate and the fact my doctor is humble enough to say the same is respectful. We are shooting for this but I’m not feeling any relief as we speak. :(

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January 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm
(186) Judith Davis says:

Wow!! And I thought I was all alone too! I have been itchy for some time.
Yes, years. Mine started with my Bras a number of years ago, I thought I was allergic to the elastic bands In back. Now a few years ago my head started itching and went to a dr. (skin) , to get a shampoo to help and it did help but now the itching is everywhere. I don’t have scabs or bleed but I’m about to go crazy from all this itching. I’m going to try some of your ideas to see if they’ll help. Good luck everyone. I’m glad I found this site but sorry to see there are so many of us in the same condition.

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(187) From the Philippines(John Paul Parola) says:

My Gosh i had been itching for 3 months i know Im not alone because i Found this website that some Doctors, experts says that its like a virus that spreading through our veins, i know im not telling a virus thing like that, but its in our blood .

but dudes, i didn’t believe in that also. But it has no Cure? Has anyone occur them. Im 13 my itchies were in my fingers, my legs , my Head, my back , my feet, my neck and all over my body i think im gonna lose my head on these itchiness even on my arm gosh Will some one help me. me and my brother have these disease. I Dont believe that this is a virus god a virus seriously ok im out peace.

I hope that this disease occuring also to the other people might disappear >> pS sorry for my bad English LL

January 27, 2014 at 9:14 am
(188) astuce says:

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January 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm
(189) Smit says:

Itchiness at night! I’ve been itching all night before i go to sleep.. sometimes so bad i purposely cut my nails very short so i don’t have any left. i use nivea lotion sometimes eucerin. it started 3-4 months ago and never stopped since then. I’ve a feeling its because of sugary foods that i eat during the day. anyone else realize its possible???


That may solve the problem people.. after 5 in evening you should take less sugar intake.. as per your diet.

source: personal experience.

February 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm
(190) Jane says:

I started itching badly a year ago – all over my body. Liver and kidney tests show no issues. Finally realized it’s soy.

I seem to be okay with soy lecithin, but soy protein and especially soybean oil as well as the beans, tofu, etc., make me itch like MAD!

Soy is in so many prepared foods. That’s the problem.

February 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm
(191) almir says:

<b>Wow I really cant belive this, I read the entire page. I looked it up on google as I cant sleep for 3 nights now cause of all the itching i really dont know whats goin on, I tried using creams and all that crap but i relized when i rub my body with pure alcohol it goes away and it helps me sleep better this is just temp, until i go see a doctor and tell you all the turth i would hate to go see one becuase i already know what theyre goin to tell me. I want to be ich free so im goin to try and do what ever it takes to get this off my body will update sorry guys i feel your pain and its the worst thing ever</b>

February 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm
(192) Liza says:

I SEE A COMMON THREAD! I have been itching since Nov.1, 2005 at 5:30AM. Never had a problem with it before this date. But, on this date I felt like something went up my nose. I ran into the house to take sinus infection meds which I had recurring for a good 20 years. Within 5 minutes I had a rash all over my body. Within half hour my legs and arms were numb (paralyzed), but excruciating pain. By the next day my lungs were fried and I was on a breathing machine. I had restless leg syndrome so bad that I couldn’t stand being alive, coupled with the lung burning. Went to many doctors and hospitals, was given Benadryl. This was the only way I could somewhat sleep. But, it continued. Many more bad symptoms were born and a doctor told me I was dying. He gave me 6 weeks of intense nutritive infusions. Saved my life, but still on breathing machine and miserable. Went to acupuncturist… Helped GREATLY! Still itchy. Over the years I have improved my diet and have gotten much better. BUT! I went through a very stressful day 9 days ago, felt like something flew into my lungs (I’ve had this sensation with every sinus infection starting after pneumonia in 1990) and instantly the severe itching came back with the lung burning and filling up with fluid. I was just about to start a CANDIDA flush, too, because I have been reading about Candida overgrowth and how it’s connected to asthma and allergies, amongst other things. I, too, have been diagnosed with a fatty liver. When this started in 2005 it was right after an extremely stressful episode. So, the common threads are: Fungus/bacteria (Candida), Stress, Antibiotics after surgery or infection. I am in medical school and have discovered that candida overgrowth has been linked to many modern ailments and can eventually lead to death. Suggestion: Get tested for a candida (yeast) overgrowth.

March 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm
(193) jules says:

i can’t get to sleep then the itch starts, just in one place like a pin prick so i scratch it, then another one starts somewhere else on my body, as i’m scratching that tingle another starts elsewhere and so on. it happens everywhere,bottom of my foot, in my ear, back front, arms, it drives me mad and is especially bad when i drink coffee too late at night.

March 19, 2014 at 10:24 am
(194) Dorcas says:

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March 27, 2014 at 6:43 am
(195) mobile games says:

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March 30, 2014 at 11:20 am
(196) Cendore says:

Obviously, it is an immune disorder of some type,
the body is reacting to..something..and that something,
needs to be found.
What with the GMO’s and Chemtrails, electrical devices
such as electrical meters that send signals and cell towers.
All of us are being hit from every direction, and yes,
electrical pulses can disrupt the body, and some people
are more sensitive than others, so they see symptoms
before others do. Also, governmental scientist are creating
all kinds of “New-age” viruses, and yes, just as they have
done years ago, have tested it on human populations
without their knowledge, (Search the facts for yourself).
I suggest, look for blood cleanse herbs and other herbs
that will pull out metals from the body, any “natural” way
of cleansing the body, pharmaceutical are a joke and
are never intended to cure.

March 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm
(197) Carol says:

After going to too many doctors who didn’t/couldn’t help, I finally found one that did-an immunologist. He told me that this is quite common & that 1 in 1000 people have ongoing itching issues. He suggested taking 1 Zyrtec & 1 Zantac in the morning and 1 Allegra & 1 Zantac at night. (I used generics) And using an unscented moisturizer daily. This worked like a magic potion!

Also, for immediate itch relief I made a spray using 10 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops clove essential oil, 1 drop of 90% isopropyl alcohol & fill the rest of the 2.5 mg bottle with distilled water. Shake & spray.

Good Luck to all!!

April 8, 2014 at 11:05 am
(198) cassandra hakes says:

Hi i Want To Ask You I inch And Got sores They burn and hurt What can i do its been going on two years now im sick of it can you help me i been to dr and they don’t know whats going on with me help :-( :-(:-(:-(:-(:-(:-(:-(:-(

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