Itchy feet and legs

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Ok...I have one that is sure to stump you. For over a month I have had a case of itchy feet. The tops of my feet get wrinkly (with or without my itching them). They are not hives, but appear to be like when you get a print after sitting on the carpet. only on the tops of my feet, but today the "wrinkles" seem to spread up my ankles and legs. The itchiness also sometimes affects my hands. But only my feet and hands.
I will use anything to stop the itching (finger nails, stiff brushes, chair <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span>, door jambs, anything hard) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> usually break the skin from scratching too hard. Even at that point the itching remains and I can't stop scratching. This happens about every 5-6 days. The itch comes on slowly. I can feel a slight sensation a day or too before it it gets to the point it's intolerable. If I touch the area at this time it seems to speed up the the itching intensity.
It started as Pins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Needles in the soles of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span>,after a couple of hours,it has extended to my lower legs. It leaves me very uncomfortable because I cant scratch and the itch is amazingly irritating..I find myself in a dilemma cos about a month ago i had sex with a lady and the condom broke, since then I have not been myself,mainly cos am scared of contracting HIV..
The skin of a patient with atopic dermatitis reacts abnormally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> easily to irritants, food, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> environmental allergens <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> becomes red, flaky <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span>. It also becomes vulnerable to surface infections caused by bacteria. The skin on the flexural surfaces of the joints (for example inner sides of elbows and knees) are the most commonly affected regions in people.
hey... umm.. i'm 18 now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have been getting severely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span> for about 3-4 years... when I went to the doctor they told me it was hormonal and it would be gone within a few months... they also said to use lots of moisturiser on my legs.... I'm always self conscious about my legs... since the itching started because of the marks the scratches leave... I had my mum stressing about me thinking that I was cutting myself on my legs...
Also, preserve those natural oils by scrubbing with soap only in the spots you really need it, like your underarms, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> groin. Because your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span>, back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> arms don't usually get very dirty, skip the soap <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stick to a warm-water wash for these areas. Use a gentle soap: Scented, antibacterial, or deodorant soaps can be harsh, removing your body's essential oils, leaving skin even more itchy and dry. Instead, reach for an unscented or lightly scented bar.
Im glad Im not the only one with "itchy" legs. I have had "itchy" legs for years. I have been told it was all in my head. and have tired almost everything for dry itchy skin. Its mostly my lower legs, the front and side. Sometimes its my upper leg. When they itch, it feels like they are itchy from the bones. I end up itching them so much that I tear my legs open, and usually get a faint scar. They seem dry usually, but are as smooth and soft as my hands are.
You use a firm, natural bristle brush <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> brush you whole body starting at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> working towards the heart in long firm strokes. This should be done on dry skin. It's not the same as using a firm brush or loolfah in the shower. It must be done on dry skin (it helps cellulite too!
My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span> have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span> every day since i was born. im 21 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i have always had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span>. when i was younger my family would all scream at me as once i started i couldnt seem to stop. the itching gets so bad that it annoys you and fustrates you and it becomes painfull. My dad used to smack my legs where it was itching and it used to help but it didnt last too long only for about 5-10 mins and i would be scratching again.
I have a friend who had these dry <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span> bumps on her hands <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> little <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span> bumps on her stomach. I didn't think much of it til I ended up having tons of little itchy bumps every where: feet, hands, arms, legs. and when I stay still for too long I feel like there is something crawling all over me. My mom thinks I got it from my friend which I did get this after we spent some time together so I don't know what this is or how to fix it please help...
Sometimes out of the blue my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> calves start burning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> itching like crazy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you can see kind of a blotchy skin like red and white blotches. It used to happen when I was washing dishes or came out of the shower so I thought maybe the water was making it like that.
When I was in the hospital they would constantly come in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> check my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span> for swelling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it was in order to watch if I might start having kidney problems. I don't know why they would be hot, mine are usually freezing. Autoimmune stuff affects everyone differently. You said you have leg weakness and that is part of autoimmune and or fibro. Get your rest but if you can also get a little bit of exercise.
Everytime i go and spend the night at my boyfiends house, i wake up, with a certain area on my ankle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> arm that is very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>itchy</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> once i start scratching , it seems as it just speads throughout my arm and legs, but never on the same spot twice. What could this be? I keep debating if it is scabies or hive. I have eaten shrimp before this happens.
try to stay hydrated and keep lotion on your hands <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span> if they start to get dry. But..... if your hands <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span> are sweaty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> itch.. it could be athlete foot.. and I would just talk to my doctor.. also.. I hear.. if your palms are itchy.. u may be coming into some money..
I have the same thing but mine started out on my thigh then to my lower leg them my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span>. I have it on both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span>. Now it is moveing to my belly. It has been worrying me b/c my doctor doesn't even know what it is. Mine doesn't itch that much but they do burn when I take a bath. At first the doc said it was stasis dermatitis. But the meds she put me on didn't help. But I would like some help. They start off like blood spots and then into like bites.
I have it supposedly because of diabetes since it was really bad at the time of diagnosis of diabetes but then again I have had very sensitive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span> since I was a kid so not really sure what is causing it, I am sure the diabetes is making it worse now but they are finding out more and more causes of nerve diseases. Sad thing for me is I handled aluminum trays for many years at a place I worked at too so there are many counts against me for this silent but painful problem.
I am getting really bad red and white bumps on my ankles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they are like in groups but now its going up my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>legs</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> around my waist line. It also feels like there is bugs crawling all over me. I really can't get any sleep. I have a cat she does have fleas I have treated her and the house and still is..but I am the only one in the house getting bit and feel like this! Does anyone know what this could be?? If so please say...Thank You!!
// I've now tried scrubbing with a shower schrunchie / loofa sponge (with soap), not too hard, but aggressively.. and then after showering, I dried my legs quite aggressively with my towel.. and there was no itching at all! This is huge progress for me, and will let you all know if it works! I recommend trying this.. Trevor Right..