for the last couple of years ive suffered some majorrr itching!!!
started off round the inside of my arm joint (otherside of elbow) and has spread to the tops of my arms, back, sides, and legs!!!!
ive noticed when im in the shower or bath i get red patches all over my body that become VERYYYYYYYY itchy, and also ive started to notice now when im layed in bed my back becomes itchy and i get red patches there to... not to sure what it could be, i use perfume free soaps and washin powders, and i change the sheets of my bed regularly...
its really becoming unbearable, its not to bad through the summer (but then i suffer reallly bad with hayfever which is just has bad lol) but as soon as winter comes i itch really badly... the doctors prescribed me a few different creams but theres only one that ive noticed stops the itching to an extent : "Hydrocortisone"
just wondered if anybody else suffers anything else like this or if anybody has any ideas as to what it is!
its only been the last 2 years at the most ive suffered with this, and im now 19!
Do those itchy spots look like a rash when you're not in the shower? My aunt has excema, which really dries out her skin and leaves ashy patches all over the place. She's itchy constantly and has to apply lotion all time otherwise her skin could split open.
Most people suffer from dry skin in the wintertime, especially if they live in an area with low humidity. Since you're itchy all the time though and the creams you're using don't really seem to help, I'd see a doctor about that.
i have the same issue though the red patches don't last on me. It started on my back, between my shoulder blades, and had since moved to my entire upper body, arms, and occasionally feet. I thought it was something in my water but when i wash my hands or brush my teeth in the same water nothing happens. I was never sure if it was an allergic reaction or dry skin. For me it started a couple months ago, in winter, and hasn't stopped. i'm not sure if i should go to the doctors or not.
I know this sounds weird...but I had a friend years ago who got hives every time she was in water: showers, swimming, etc. She went to an allergist and he told her to limit her contact with water because she had developed an allergy to it!
My son is allergic to the chlorine in the water. Also, sometimes allergies to other foods, etc. will cause an outbreak or rash when you get wet. Make sure it's not the laundry detergent you're using on your clothing and towels. All, Free and Clear is really good for people with allergies.
Just as an added note...my friend (mentioned in an earlier post) actually got hives swimming in the ocean, too. so I guess sometimes its just water! Wendyrs, I use "All Free & Clear" too - it's the best!
When my son was a toddler he became lactaid tolerant but it would only show up when he got into the bathtub or the ocean. It was weird. His stomach would get big like a bowling ball and his genitals would swell. I took him right to the pediatrician and that is when we discovered that he was allergic to milk but it only showed its head when he got wet. Now he tells me he is allergic to chlorine and only swims in a salt water pool and the ocean.
I suffered with intense itching after showering or exercising until I discussed the symptoms with my physician. He suggested Singulair 10mg once daily (prescription required in the US). By day three of taking the Singulair, the itching was totally gone!! As long as I take the Singulair, I can shower without the fear and pain of the itching. Good luck.
My brother use to have lot of coffee about 6-7 cups a day.One day he had red bumps at his back and used to face intense itching.We had tried all the medicines he didn't got relief.He stopped having coffee and now he is completely fine.
I am the same as zquest8's friend. Ever since I was 18 (now 31), I come out of the shower, beach or pool and have rashes all over my back, stomach and arms. It is really itchy and in the middle of the rash it looks like little mosquito bites. It goes down in about 30 mins. The shower reaction is the worst, the beach and pool are only slight reactions. I was told years ago that I was allergic to water and he said there is nothing you can do - completely harmless, just a bit annoying.