Abdomen itches like crazy; no rash
For the past couple of weeks, I've been itching all over without any signs of a rash or irritation. But the itching is most intense in my abdominal area. The itch drives me crazy sometimes, and I've broken the skin on numerous occasions, leaving little dried scabs everywhere that look like pin pricks.
Now I usually have my periods of random scratchiness during the course of the year, maybe one or two annually. But I've never itched so badly in one particular area like this.
My skin is not dry and cracking. I've tried dry skin lotions, but they yield little success. Taking showers is torture at times, because hot water aggravates the itch even further, and with itching comes the peeling off of my skin like wet paper.
Note: I do not have any skin allergies, or allergies of any kind for that matter.
Anyone ever had this happen before?
Dark Stranger - should bathe in calomine lotion