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I have severe itching over most of my body. Doctor did not help, I need serious help. I have tried prednisone, and moisturizers for dry skin like olive oil. Continue with that and take Atarax at night, let's me sleep which is so difficult. 

Imagine the worst itching To the point of blood and now wounds. This serious and I just need honest sincere help. Any real ideas please and experts too. 

Thanks in advance. 

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prickly heat is your friend, apply generously right after shower.

also the bed sheets can attract unpleasant animals that will only ever die in direct sunbath, i'd ditch the mattress as well

and buy a better one

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This condition sounds rather serious already...if not better after poster "backbone's" suggestions...you may need to check yourself into a hospital.

 

Have you considered bedbugs?  Sleep on the couch or a different bed a few nights and look for signs of improvement...

 

Some sever allergies or bad nerves can cause itching and discomfort.

 

Your hospital doctors should be consulted immediately if you show no signs of improvement...good luck! 

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I would recommend you use Canesten, it's an ointment that I use for sweat rashes. When I get them nothing helps, washing with soap and water, skin creams, etc ... the itch gets more intense and the rash spreads. Canesten is the only product that gets rid of it. 

 

My problem is in specific areas, not the whole body, apart from that your description sounds very familiar.

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Have you ever tried the simplistic remedy of bathing in Epsom salts, more commonly known as magnesium sulphate in Thailand (if that is where you are)?

In your severe case, bathe daily for a week or two, warm water, not hot. Apply vitamin E cream after bath while your pours are open. If this solves the problem, maintenance of a bath or two a week is all you will need on the long term.

 

Feel free to PM me for more information. And please PM me if this solves the problem.

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I caught scabies once.

 

Twice actually.

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Do not try to self treat. You need to see a different doctor. Tell me where in Thailand you are and I will try to suggest where to go.

 

itching this severe could be many things but since it sounds like steroids and antihistamines aren't having much effect, probably not an allergy. Nonethelss - are you taking any medication (other than what you have started for the itching)?

 

Is there a visible rash?

 

Scabies is a possibility. So is bedbugs. Or psychological cause.

 

Scabies in particular causes really severe itching.

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Went to institute of dermatology and got a through examination, then second visit biopsy on my toe. So waiting for results but they think I have Bullous pemphigoid. I have never suffered like I am now. Feet better but blisters on hand and itching that is incomprehensible it is simply unbelievable the pain I have had. 

Looks like prednisone soon I can not wait for help. Thanks.. 20190319_024850.thumb.jpg.d36074e989459356e09da6613afb0467.jpg

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Thanks to Sheryl I live in Bangkok Onnuj condo. Think this clinic are good very concerned and caring. Just waiting, hurting so bad... 

 

William 

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Update this is not getting better. I am suffering new blisters daily, no sleep. Doctor tomorrow pray for me. 

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Institute of Dermatology is a good choice.

Pix do look like bullous pemphigoid. The only other pissibiluty I can think of is a severe drug reaction.

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All my meds have not changed. Waiting, suffering for pathology to come back. Thanks hospital OK? 

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The hospital is good but being a government facility things go slowly.

 

If you want faster care, go to the private wing of Siriraj and ask for:

 

Prof. Kanokvalai Kanokvalai

 

http://www.siphhospital.com/en/home

 

However I would wait to get the pathology report first becaise any doctor is going to need this.

 

I assume you are already on prednisolone?

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Prednisone? Not yet at hospital now... 

 

William 

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This may not help but I have cameras all over my dads house back in the UK he is 91 and disabled and is confined to a chair 24/7 he spends 15hrs a day sleeping 1 hr eating and 8hrs scratching and applying a myriad of lotions its been like this for the last 6 years nothing I have or countless doctors have done has had any effect please post anything you find that helps good luck I feel for you 🤔 

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