Newbie here, Itching all over body, no rash

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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/22/2014 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone, I have been having this extreme itching all over my body. It started 6 months ago and hasn't stopped, and this has hit during tough times as my dad has cancer and just had a series of strokes and mom had a major stroe 2.5 years ago.

My first visit to the dermatologist, he just basically prescribed me an antihistamine and sent me home, when my primary doctor said I needed a skin scrape and skin biopsy.

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Date Joined Aug 2014
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   Posted 8/3/2014 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have itching intensely, on many parts of my body. There is nothing to see. The allergist said I was not allergic to anything (he did patch tests), and the derm did nothing as they could see nothing. I am becoming very crazy from this and suicidal. I don't know what to do anymore.

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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 9/1/2014 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
NRock did u get any labwork done? I just got some initial labwork done but all they found is high red blood cell count which is indicative of anemia. The dermatologist said he doesn't believe I have scabies either. It could be psoriatic-arthritis as I do have some discomfort on my hips.

The bad news is my dad passed away on july 4th :( so that didn't help my stress levels either.

NRock did u ask your primary care doctor to do some labwork to check kidneys and liver function. I got my kidney checked and nothing wrong with it so far . I think they also checked my liver bu tim not 100% sure.

Im sorry ur also suffering my friend. If you need to talk about it send me a pm and ill give u my email

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   Posted 9/20/2014 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Very sorry about what you both are going through. I too had very similar itching but finally finally got some relief. I wanted to briefly share my experience in hopes that it can help someone. For about 6 months I had been itching all over my body. Worst 6 months of my whole life. No rash, just intense itching. I went to my Primary doctor who ran many many tests. All the tests came back negative. He then referred me to a dermatologist. He wasnt able to determine anything either. The itching was so bad it seemed to wake me up at about 1AM every night. I spent many nights up reading through forum after forum just hoping to find something wrong. I had almost convinced myself I had Scabbies and that every little line i could find on my body was a burrow.

I went back to my primary doctor again to see if there was any additional testing they could run. Tested my thyroid again to see if there were any changes but there werent. Then was referred to an Allergy doctor. Once again nothing. It seemed like all the doctors wanted to do is put me on Prednisone and recommend I take Zyrtec and Benadryl. I went through 3 Rounds of Prednisone over the course of this whole deal. Everytime it would give me very temporary relief. Once i stopped it, the itch would come back.

After discussing with a friend what i was going through, they recommended i look into something called a Candida yeast overgrowth (Candidiasis). I had never heard of this before. During one of my visits to my primary doctor I mentioned this and asked if it was a possibility. He quickly dismissed it. After doing a little searching I found a doctor who specialized in Chinese medicine. During my first visit we went over all the symptoms I was having. After some initial testing she mentioned that she thought I had a yeast overgrowth (I did not mention candida or yeast overgrowth at all) which was causing the itchy skin. She explained that everyone has this candida yeast and typically it is not a problem. It is when an overgrowth occurs that it can be a problem. This can be caused by stress, taking antibiotics (they kill the good bacteria in your stomach allowing for the overgrowth), as well as eating too much sugar (yeast thrives with a high sugar diet). The symptoms of this can vary person to person which is why it is so hard to diagnose and typically ignored by western medicine doctors.

Been doing the treatment plan for about 4 weeks now. For the first time in about 7 months I went a whole week without itching and I slept through the night every single night. Treatment consists of a zero sugar diet to starve the yeast and also anti-fungals to kill it. Its not an easy treatment plan but it is definitely better than itching.

Anyways sorry for the long post. I am just so excited to not be itching anymore and hoping I could help others because as I said it was the worst 6 months of my life. Do some research on it, it just may help you out

Joan M
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   Posted 9/23/2014 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
The docs all saw a sort of dandruff all over my body. I had to take an antihistamine and then changed my clothes washing habits to purex (no dyes, no additives, no perfumes) and the dry sheets also to no dyes, no additives, no perfumes. They will advise you to take cool-ish showers. I went against doctors' advice and swam in an indoor pool and had no problem with that. You have to use a special anti dandruff shampoo briefly. Must use dove soap too.

This is for wide spread eczema. There is also patch eczema. The whole thing is horrible.

Candy Dcosta
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   Posted 10/17/2014 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Aloe vera is one of the most effective skin smoothening agents. When you rub the gel over an itchy spot, it helps reduce the skin irritation in that area and provides quick relief from itching.

Just break a leaf from the plant, cut it lengthwise using a knife and using a spoon, scoop out the jelly-like substance inside. Apply a little of this gel to the itchy area and leave it on for a few minutes.
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