Every couple of years for approx. 3 days at a time i get this very strange thing happen and i get red patches on my body and some raised parts in them, looks like heat lumps, and i itch like crazy, non-stop, i spend atleast 4 or 5 hours every night itching before i finally fall asleep, the itches have to be itched or they just drive me crazy, willpower cant beat these kind of itches and im wondering what it is and what i can use to help it? Iv put witch hazel on it etc. and had cold showers but thats only a temporary solution and lasts about 10 - 30 minutes before i begin itching again.
Thanks and any help or suggestions are appreciated.
Hi. I have your same problem, and just made an account to reply. What works for me slightly better than a cold shower is to apply Caladryl Clear, but I also have no idea how or why and it is only temporary but it lets me fall asleep. Please update if you've found a reason or a cure for this!
Benadrly lotion and oral medication might help. But find the cause. Are you using anything new soaps,detergents,perfumes,deodorant? Anything you can think of any new foods you have never eaten? If it doesn't clear up you should see a doctor. But it does sound like a allergy to something.
This happened to my mom for 5 weeks. She saw 2 dermatologists & her dr. She collapsed from dehydration, called 911, now in hospital for 2 weeks with pneumonia. Sometimes, rashes are an allergy. But, sometimes they can be your body's way of saying I am sick. In other words, its systemic. Go to dr, insist on a blood test called a cbc with differential. This will show if infection, virus or bacteria. Or in eosinophils raised an allergy. My moms doc told us. Now. Why didnt he do tests when she was there? Anyeay, know its miserable. So sorry. Thanks, gmak