I've had constantly, unbearably itchy, non healing sores on my back for over a year. They are located where I used to have moles on my back, although not all my moles have turned into the itchy sores. I've been to about 5 dermatologists. I've been tested for everything from dry skin to syphillis, to Mrsa, to leprosy and of course for cancer --- no results! The one diagnosis they gave me was "lichen simplex chronicus", which is a throwaway diagnosis, if you ask me...it merely means chronically itchy skin. Duh.
They don't know all the different types of itching I experience and I don't even think they care. These sores have spread to my extremities, where they're highly visible, and it's embarrassing! I even avoid going out now, as much as possible. Dressing up is impossible!
I've been prescribed countless topical ointments, pills and even cortisone injections. While the three injections were going into my back, I could STILL feel itching, deep dep deep down inside my back. Dry skin, humbug!
No one knows what to do about this. It's driven me close to suicide!!! Please help!!!View Thread
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