Extreme Itch on Forearms and Hands
My skin problem began as a small mosquito type bump and after almost tearing my arm off because of the scratching due to the extreme itch, the lesions got deeper. I went to a doctor and got lotion with ammonia. Another doctor ordered a steroid ointment and then a sulphur based cream. I tried an over the counter medicine for fungus that the doctor suggested and it was for athlete's foot. It really itches especially when I wake up in morning. None of the creams or over the counter medications have worked for this extremely itchy skin rash. Some anti-itching medicines help but only for a little while. I put ice packs on the sores and unfortunately they still itch. I had an ice pack the other day on my affected skin for three hours and this still did not stop the itching. I am about to go crazy with this skin problem.
When the itching stops for a while I am extremely exhausted and depressed. I take medications for chronic depression - Ibuprofen, Lamictal, Zoloft, Seroquel, and Lorazepam. The sores have a hard circle around them with tiny bumps/skin fibres in the center that look like bubbles. It has a shiny clear serum when scrathed before it bleeds. I know this is a long story but I am about to cut my arm off.
There are numerous sores present. On the left arm there are seven big lesions and a few small lesions on the hands. On the right arm there are several dime sized lesions and one big one. What can this be? I thought brachioradial pruritus but the symptoms for this skin condition are not as bad as what I am suffering from.
Can anyone help me diagnosis what this extremely itchy rash on my arms is and how to treat it properly?