Sudden Itchiness!

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youvegottobekidding Sun 01-Mar-20 21:38:35

For the last few nights (and it seems to be more so in the evenings like now) I get really itchy all over. I have no rash. Just random places, arms, legs, back, hand, tummy, face. No spots. My skin is a bit dry so I’ve started using Cetraban. Haven’t changed detergent. Heating was on last night but not tonight or the night before.

Clean bed linen on. I have got really itchy toes, and in between my toes, the skin is peeling a bit, it’s been like that for about 5 days now so I’ve been moisturising lots & letting feet get air as much as possible.

No new meds, diet hasn’t changed. No new shampoos or shower gels. It’s really starting to bug me now! I’m sat here & it feels like a very light bug is crawling over me! I’ve never had this before so I don’t know why it’s just come about! Watching that Death in Paradise with the new detective doesn’t help either! Any ideas?

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Dreamersandwishers Mon 02-Mar-20 14:28:53

Probably time to go see your GP. You may need some blood tests, it could be anaemia for example. There are a few things which cause itching that are totally internal.

youvegottobekidding Wed 04-Mar-20 11:00:52

Thanks for your reply, I was anaemic until recently - my latest blood test results from about a month ago showed satisfactory, before my ferritin levels were zero.

I wasn’t too bad last night, I am moisturising more but yes if it continues I will see my gp.

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fairyfingers Wed 04-Mar-20 12:29:30

Agree re GP first but to put it out there, tree pollen allergy? I get itchy af and normally start early March. And not just outside either.

Despite growing up rurally and never having any allergies, this charmingly started randomly about 3/4 years ago out of the blue and had me and the gp stumped for ages. It goes in may/june

But GP first for some blood tests to rule stuff out.

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