Have you ever felt as though you wanted to use a cheese grater as a slip and slid? Well, I sure have, and it's driving me further into the depths of madness...
This full body itch started as a localized itching upon my hands where an odd rash took the form of these little lumps. These were not fluid filled, so I doubt that it's an Urushiol reaction...I've had plenty of experience with that in my youth! For about a week or so, my hands looked like your stereotypical witch's hands in terms of lumpiness.
That rash is something I've gotten before but never to such an extreme...normally just a few little bumps here or there and they go away within a day or so. I assume it's a mild allergy to dish-soap, but I'm not entirely sure.
This time, however, it was a much more extreme rash and after several days of the hand issue...my entire body began itching. There's no rash on the body, just an intense out of control rash that has me looking like Baloo from The Jungle Book. Seriously, I just took a break to scratch my arm and it was amazing...it's that bad. Don't get me started on my legs, which probably only have two layers of skin to go before I hit muscle (Sarcasm.)
The hand rash went away, nothing but smooth skin now...but this intense full body itch just won't go away and it's been a little over a week. Here are what my thoughts are on what it could be.
1: Organic soap
There's a few oils in this I've never heard of, some sort of anti-fungal soap but I can't recall what the names of the oils were. I only used this soap once and stopped immediately since the rash came about a day later.
2: Laundry Detergent:
Different than what I normally use, but would it cause an intense full body itch that starts with that strange hand rash? Again, I haven't used this since the rash began...but I haven't washed another load of clothes yet either.
3: Mushroom parasites?
I've been eating a LOT of mushrooms on my pizza lately and have a pizza cooker that, probably, doesn't cook the mushrooms as well as it should...could there be parasites that would do something like this that I could get through ingesting such delicious fungi?
4: I'm dying...
Maybe I have kidney or liver issues and am dying a horrible, slow, death...this would be most unsettling and completely against my current life goals. Considering I drink so little water throughout the day, this wouldn't be too far outside the realm of possibility. When I was younger, I'd literally go on two swigs of a drink a day and rarely would sit around with a full cup of any kind of liquid. I have no idea why I don't develop much of a thirst...never have, but I force myself to drink bottled water a lot now days.
Now for the statistics!
I'm 31 years old. I'm male. I'm 6 foot. I'm 135 pounds, last I checked.
I have lost weight because I'm normally 140lbs. I rarely weigh myself though, so I have no idea if this was rapid weight loss or not...though it's a bit unusual. I've never exceeded 140lbs my entire life despite my later years consisting of about 10h+ online and living off frozen pizzas and roast beef sandwiches. Still, my recent roommate is a vegetarian so that may be why I lost so much weight while living with her, I cut out meat simply out of convenience. I've recently resumed meat now that I moved out of that place and away from her. So that's probably the reason why I lost those five pounds, working on getting them back! View Thread
For about 2 months, my uncle was suffering from constant unexplained body itch, followed by trouble digesting...
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For about 2 months, my uncle was suffering from constant unexplained body itch, followed by trouble digesting food and weight lost. His doctor ordered blood work to find out if he had allergies to something but, the result indicated that he had a liver problem. My uncle was asked if he's an alcoholic, which he is not. After that, my uncle began with yellowing of the skin and eyes. He eventually had enough since he wasn't getting any help. He went to see another doctor who diagnosed him with pancreatic cancer.View Thread
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