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Extreme itching on both shoulders, blood tests clear. No relief with medicines. Remedy?

I have been experiencing extreme itching on both my shoulders for weeks now. They have now broken out into lumps , some seem like chicken pox spots. My GP has done blood tests but nothing has shown up. He has prescribed diprobase cream and antihistamine. The lumps are getting worse though and I am now applying calomine lotion. I have tried every cream and gel I can think of but the itching is getting worse and even wakes me up at night when I scratch till I bleed.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It is either lichen urticatus or prurigo simplex.

There may be some cause.

It may be insects,allergy or some irritant..or some internal cause.

It may be psychological cause..anxiety and depression.

Thorough clinical history, keen examination and investigations may be done by expert to diagnose the condition.

For that, you consult dermatologist.

Antihistaminics, steroids in tappering dose and anxiolytic drugs may be taken to improve the condition under guidance of dermatologist.

If there found some cause, take care of it..

Avoid soap bath.

Avoid tension.

Take good sleep.

I think you might be alright.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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