Re: Tiny bumps very itchy!
Allergy rashes can cause water blisters. Switch to a soap free body wash (cetaphil, dermaveen etc.). I'm using Dermaveen for dry itchy and sensitive skin I don't think i'll ever use alkaline soap ever again. You should always try and reduce the number of chemicals you use on your skin.
What laundry detergent are you using? Switch to a detergant formulated for sensitive skin (i'm using persil sensitive). And make sure you're wearing comfortable cotton underwear (avoid all scratchy feeling fabrics espesh in the rash areas). Don't use any anti-acne washes on your body if you're using them (I was getting itchy bumps on my shoulders and as soon as i stopped using clean & clear body wash it cleared up). Avoid greasy lotions etc.They make itching worse (by blocking the evaperation of sweat) If you're itching all over take a soothing bath in a bath oil for allergy rashes (Alpha Keri Oil, Ego Pinetarsol etc Check out the pharmacy and see what they have). A topical cream such as hydrocortisine 1% a few times a day will help, make sure you read the instructions on the tube. I have Pitryiasis Rosea and i'm using MEBO Anti Itch Soothe Ointment, it's all natural and helps prevent scarring. You may also want to try anti histamines to help relieve the itch. I hope it clears up!
I doubt very much that it's scabies, don't even think in this way! LOL! It'll just make the itch worse. You said you had the problem 2 years ago so it's probably most likely an allergy rash/eczema. And your boyfriend's itching is most likely from the cat (cat fur is so fine and it sticks to everything, if your cat's not even there it may irritate him because the fur will be in the couch etc.).
Even if it is eczema, the treatment for allergy rashes is pretty much the same.
Last edited by katie_2005; 11-17-2005 at 05:40 PM.