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    Exclamation I can't stop itching?! Is it diet, salt baths, gloves, allergy, jock itch?

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    Hey,

    I'm going crazy here. It's been a month.

    So I started itching in my groin area. Then my elbows, legs and shoulders and have spread everywhere.

    At first I thought it was Jock itch and tried some anti fungal cream. I also did a dead sea salt bath with tea tree a few times, I felt I was getting relief but not sure if I was curing it.

    I then thought it was an allergy to my washing up gloves so changed the material it was made from. No change.

    I saw my doctor, she said it was a allergy from poor immune system and to take a anti histamine. Again, no change.

    My diet is quite good, I can't imagine what food could cause it?

    I'm basically at the point where I want to scrape my skin off, so I would appreciate some help ;-)

    Thanks,

    Steven

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    See a dermatologist?

    I don't know what the difference would be with dead sea salts and epsom salts, but try a regular bath with epsom salts and baking soda. Be consistent, do it every night for at least 5 days, see if there's any improvement. Do you use any lotion? What kind of soap?
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    Could also be a reaction to something like laundry soap. Maybe try switching to something like Ecover detergent & white vinegar for washing your cloths.. see if that helps.
    Is there anything else you use like dryer sheets, household cleaners, fragrance sprays etc... try scraping them for a while to see if things improve.
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    Prednisone. Unlike antibiotics, you usually only have to take it 'til the itching stops. Yes, I resist doctors and meds, and have probably only seen doctors fewer than 10 times in the last 20 years. But when I started shredding my skin from scratching in my sleep, the prednisone stopped it dead in its tracks in five days. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoHunter View Post
    Could also be a reaction to something like laundry soap. Maybe try switching to something like Ecover detergent & white vinegar for washing your cloths.. see if that helps.
    Is there anything else you use like dryer sheets, household cleaners, fragrance sprays etc... try scraping them for a while to see if things improve.
    I use all natural products in my home, soaps, washing powder, detergent, tooth paste and so on.

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    Do you eat any dairy or grains in any capacity? Dairy gives me instant rashes among other things!

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    I second Salina13's post... if I eat even the smallest amount of dairy I get unbearable itching amongst other symptoms.

    I would look at your diet, maybe see if you can find a correlation between that and the itching.
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    No real idea, but here is what I personally have horrible itching from: taking Percocet pain meds, some penicillin scrips, cheap soap (especially the antibac stuff like Dial and deodorant awfulness like Irish Spring), mineral oil in body lotions, the chemicals in orange sodas like Squirt and orange Crush, too much canola oil in the diet, Downy fabric softener, green-tinted OTC liquid and liquigel cold and flu remedies, eating at McDonalds too often (now a permanent part of my past), and processed box foods with artificial colors and flavors and preservatives.

    My hubby once had an allergic reaction to a sunburn, and the itching was so intense that I sent him to the ER in the middle of the night. He came back with heavy duty antihistamines and thanked me - he was half-crazed, it got so bad.

    I second nameless's suggestion to go to a good dermatologist. It really could be anything from chemicals in your environment (even at work), to foods, to a fungal infection, to mites (seriously), to medicines. At least you can rule out a lot of things, if you go to a skin specialist, as your GP hasn't helped. Good luck - I hate itching.
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    If you are new to primal you may be overdosing on eggs. I discovered if I eat more than 2 per day for more than 5 days a week I get itchy. I went off them until the itching stopped (a week or 2) and then just stopped eating them every day. Could be nuts or something else you are suddenly eating heaps more than before. Good luck.

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    I once had a very stressful event at work. I managed to get through it but it was very political and required me to do a lot of liaison with people. I was itchy all over from the stress. I wonder if yo have had anyting change in yourlife that could have set off a stress reaction

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