Why Am I So Itchy?

Last updated: June 2021

I am hoping someone can help! The last few weeks I have been dealing with incredibly itchy skin and I am at my wit's end!

I have had bouts of seborrheic dermatitis in the past, during times of intense stress, but this feels different. My scalp is itchy and is not responding to my special shampoo... my arms and legs are itchy and irritated... my entire skin feels prickly and incensed. The good news is that it is not actively inflamed and red but the constant itch is incredibly frustrating.

The itch is made worse by hot water so showers are no fun and lotion hasn't helped either. I've been taking my allergy meds but they don't seem to have an effect either.

I've finally made an appointment with a dermatologist and will get some answers tomorrow so I'll keep you all posted. If you have any advice on the types of questions I should ask or specifics I should share, I am all ears!

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