Have had the most intense itching I have ever had in my life. Started back in Jan 2015 along the hairline at the back of my left scalp. Small bumps developed. Doctor: possible folliculitis and antibiotic. Did not work. Dermatologist did biopsy - nothing. Now right buttock and right upper arm itching. Cortisone solution from dermatologist worked for a while. Right buttocks cleared up and it moved to left buttock and both elbows. Now scalp is itching on both sides of the hairline. Moved from left buttock to LS area of back and left scapula area. Itching is so intense it is hard to describe. I have used everything and nothing has cured it. No one has a clue what it is. If I have a new place beginning to itch, most of the time Alcohol 91% will keep it from developing. I changed washing powders, soap, etc. Nothing. Anyone had anything like this?
Can you describe the rash? Is there any discharge? Color of discharge? I recently went thru a nasty rash, with drs scratching heads until I was almost covered with it. The itching was so intense I broke off all my nails. That's something, my nails are hard. Finally I got to a dermatologist wh otook one look and said that's eczema. I'm almost 69 and never had anything like it. We tried prednisone but it didn't do much, then she gave me a shot of kenalog and its almost gone, I use a good moisturizer every day. She told me it would never go away totally, but i can live with the little bit I have now.
I have an autoimmune disease called Prurigo Nodularis - read up on it on the internet.
My Dermatologist says they don't know what causes it, and there is no cure for it.
I have had outbreaks on every part of my body - itches madly - horrible. Dermatologist prescribed Gabapentin and it took the itching away almost immediately. I take
two 300mg/piece = 600 mg a day. It works, but I still get new ones. On my buttocks
too. I use a cortisteroid cream on them, also. See a GOOD Dermatologist - my
test showed that I have red cells bleeding into my collagen. Use a special shampoo
PDS (I think- have to check) that has nothing in it - no fragrance, etc. but helps
the scalp quite a bit. If you need more information contact me on this forum.
Good luck, God bless,
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