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Severe itching under my skin

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In the past 2 weeks I have developed severe itching sensations under my skin. There is no redness or irritation on or near the skin at all. I have not changed anything like soaps or lotions etc. and it is not dry skin either.
It comes and goes in different areas of my skin and different times of the day. The hands get it the worst and the feet. It also comes in my arms, ankles and scalp for the most part. It's driving me crazy because scratching does no good. Only taking a Benedryl and going to bed helps.
I am a healthy active person with no known problems that would cause such a crazy thing like this to happen. I am at a loss and need help please if anyone has had this happen to them please advise what it is and what I can do to stop it.
Thank You!


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replied January 9th, 2009
Skin Answer A5290
YOU WROTE:"Current medical status: In the past 2 weeks I have developed severe itching sensations under my skin. There is no redness or irritation on or near the skin at all. I have not changed anything like soaps or lotions etc. and it is not dry skin either. It comes and goes in different areas of my skin and different times of the day. The hands get it the worst and the feet. It comes in my arms, ankles and scalp for the most part. It's driving me crazy because scratching does no good. Only taking a Benedryl and going to bed helps. I am a healthy active person with no known problems that would cause such a crazy thing like this to happen. I am at a loss and need help please if anyone has had this happen to them please advise what I can do to stop it. Thank You!"


You'll needs a referral to a dermotologist or allergist. Dermatologists are skinexperts who typically visually diagnose skin conditions. After diagnosis, then you can start a treatment plan with corresponding medications or alternative therapies and track the results.


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