Posted 7/4/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)
Yes I have scratched myself until I bruise. The past few months I had horrible all over body itching, which I told every doctor I had :) about. No one diagnosed it until I finally got into the dermatologist (waited 2 weeks!). Scabies. Horrible INTENSE itching. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Oh and the 2nd biopsy showed psoriasis - just to make it fun. I had 3 different kinds of rashes and woke up in the middle of the night scratching for 10 or 15 minutes. My husband mentioned it, so I was waking him up too!
Luckily the treatment is mild, and works, altho I am repeating it to be sure. It can take over a month for all the debris to leave your skin, since that's how long it takes to completely replace the depth needed to get rid of the skin cells.
And this was during my recent fistula repair, bowel resection surgery, so I was scratching and thrashing with my 8 inch vertical incision. Lots of fun!
Now I am having some sort of reaction to being out in the sun - red bumps. Don't know if this is psoriasis or something new LOL. Oh Well. Guess it's time to buy stock in the ointments/lotions I've been using - ha ha.