I am a 51 yo man, very physically fit running and working out 3-5 times per week for an hour or more.
About early April of this year I experienced a period of intense itching on my upper chest. After two or three days I noticed a rash of small blisters had appeared. The blisters were diffuse in occurrence and totaled probably no more than a couple of dozen. After the rash on my upper chest disappeared, I had a bout of intense itching on the tops of my feet. I scratched so hard that the skin was removed leaving sores which have still to heal completely.
At first I didn't think the two episodes were related. But a short time later I began to experience prickles and itching all over my body. The worst areas seem to be my scalp,groin and lower legs. I have had periods where the palms of my hands and even the tops of my toes itched beyond relief. These areas also experienced burning painful sensations after itching them.
I've noticed that rubbing my skin on my forearms against s
Welcome to the forum and I am glad to help you out. From the description of your post, the likely possibilities are scabies, body lice, fungal infection (tinea corporis), impetigo or viral diseases(less likely).
Scabies is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs. It is very important to confirm the diagnosis first. For this you need to consult a dermatologist and along with the investigation for scabies get KOH examination of skin scrapings, bacterial cell culture or a biopsy skin done.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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