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Old 08-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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intense itching and elevated bumps

hey there... When I itch i get elevated bumps underneath where I've scratched and/or my skin turns red where I've itched.
I have been experiencing the itchiness all over my body, excluding my feet and face (but it itches on my neck and scalp). I don't have any dry skin or hives showing up.
I have been noticing this intense itchiness since late June or early July. My first doctor visit resulted in being prescribed Reactin (20mg a day). It helped for about a month and now my body is immune to it, or so I assume since I began to increase the dosage all the way up to 60mg a day and still no relief. Now I'm taking 25mg twice a day of Apo-Hydroxyzine but I still experience itching and burning sensations on my body.
I should note that I noticed intense itchiness last year in the month of August but it was only on my hands. It would come and go and only last for an hour or up to a couple days. I didn't think I needed to visit the doctor until now.
In addition, I have been treated for yeast infections at least 5 times in the last year! My very first yeast infection occurred around the time of the hands itching, last year. Besides being treated for multiple yeast infections, I have also been treated twice for Bacterial Vaginosis (which may or may not be related to the itchiness)
I do not take any drugs, prescriptions, or vitamins. I have been off of birth control for about 2 years now. I have taken Reactin, 10mg a day, for about 2 years now but just to help with my animal allergies (cats and dogs)
What have the doctors done? Not too much, so far. I mentioned a doctor giving me antihistamines, which don't seem to be helping - there has to be a deeper cause. I have made multiple doctor appointments with about 4 different doctors. Finally, I have an appointment for a physical to get a thorough blood workup done and I have an appointment with an allergist.
All the doctors think that my itchiness is allergy related since the antihistamines were helping at the beginning but after reading your post, "Suzie", I believe it could have a lot to do with the yeast infections.
Something I forgot to mention is that my periods have always been regular. They have never been more than a few days off count and always rotate from light one month to heavy the next. However, in the past four or more months, I've noticed the color of the blood being almost a light pink for the first day (whether I'm on the light or heavy cycle) and last month my period was 2 and a half weeks late (no, I'm not pregnant).
I need answers! I really hope my doctor visits next week find the problem so I can get some relief!

Last edited by Mod-S4; 09-10-2012 at 09:10 PM. Reason: Post moved from old thread. Please start new threads to ask your own questions. Thanks.