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My skin itchs a lot and then it feels totally refreshed

Ok, this has been going on for about 6 or 7 months, I ll try to keep it brief. Almost every day, once or more, I get these SEVERE itching attacks, that affects my whole body. They come on randomly, sometimes it seems stress brings them on, sometimes I can just be lying down watching a movie and I ll get it. I break out with a rash on my forearms, my chest , my legs and my neck. No soaps/detergents have been changed, I haven t started eating differently, etc. Since it has been going on so long i ve been able to evaluate it to the best of my knowledge. I recently lost my job, so I have no medical insurance , which is why I come here for help. These attacks are SO severe, that they sometimes bring me to my knees. My chest and neck turn bright red. The rash goes away minutes after the attack is over with, and when it s over, my skin feels totally refreshed. Scratching doesn t help this. I have noticed that being in a warm environment brings these on, along with nervousness & stress. Before i get these, it seems my hands start violently iching, and about 20 minutes later or so, the whole body goes nuts. If theres anyone out there that can possibly help me with this, I would be so grateful, because I can t seem to find answers ANYWHERE!
Asked On : Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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  User's Response
This sounds like what i have. It has been diagnosed as Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria. (Chronic - lasts for more than 6 weeks, Idiopathic - Of unknown cause, Urticaria - Red itchy rash) Im on Fexofenadine 180mg 2 or 3 a day. Cures the itch, but still have the rash!
Answered: Sun, 20 Mar 2011
Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Abhay Dikshit's  Response
Hi, welcome to the world of Healthcaremagic.
Read your brief history....
You have not mentioned for any investigations or any medication
First of all you have to rule out for any allergy.
Investigate for any possible cause by blood,urine & stool examination.
Consult physician and start some specific medicines.
If not relieved consult psychiatrist for any other functional cause of your problem.
Answered: Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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