Good to see you again but I'm sorry you're having problems. The reason I'm replying is because I had something similar several years ago. My PCP tried several things and the itching just got worse and worse. It's insanity you can't describe! I was sent to a dermatologist who identified mine quickly and got it to stop. Mine is a rare form of dermatitis called Dermatitis Herpetiforums. Even though the name sounds strange it's not associated with herpes in any way. But there are some younger dermatologists who don't recognize it even. He treated me with a week worth of prednesone and also a very old and cheap prescript
ion medicine called Dapsone. But this combination made the itching stop right away. I have to tell you that I was so miserable! Couldn't sleep, scratched my skin raw while asleep, it just took over my mind and my life until we found out what it was.
It most often starts around the 'bendy' parts of your legs and arms...the outside of the elbows and behind the knees. Mine was over most of my body before they found out what it was. It was like being dipped in honey, rolled in fire ants and then rolled up in a scratch wool blanket and left there. There's no telling why you get DH but it often is in combination with celiac disease (gluten intolerance). In my case it's not, thank goodness!
Now...you may not have this but I wanted to share it with you just in case. You need to at least get to a dermatologist and find out what's going on. It could be anything from laundry soap, shampoo, foods, medicine or even what I have but whatever it is you need a doctor's help. In the mean time keep hot water off of your skin, take cool showers and not too often. Hot water makes the itching worse. I was sleeping with cold packs on my legs and arms it was so bad. You might try some cortisone cream from the drug store. That might help until you can get in to a doc. But don't let them push you off...explain the misery you are in.
Here's a link to a DH site in case you want to read up on it.www.dermatitisherpetiformis.org.uk/whatisdh.htmlwww.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/dermatitis_herpeti.html
Hope you find out soon and get some help,
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