Luckily it's only one place at a time... then it will migrate somewhere else. So at least my whole body doesn't itch at the same time. Right now it's my chest and armpits... although I think I feel my ears coming on. Somebody tell me what this is!!! I haven't changed my diet recently (that I can think of) so I don't think it's an allergic reaction. I'm pretty sure it's not dry skin because I've been staying good and hydrated, plus the weather wasn't that arid this week.
I've been googling stuff online (because I don't want to be a wuss and go to the doctor only to be told I need to hydrate better - yet) and a couple of sites have mentioned apple cider vinegar - drinking it and bathing in it, baking soda - bathing in it and applying it as a paste, honey - applying it, tea tree oil - applying it, and witch hazel - which I've tried.
Last night, I just laid in bed as still as I could and kept repeating in my mind, "Mind over matter. It's all in your head. There is no itch." Eventually I fell asleep, but I wanted to itch the whole time. I think my mantra worked more like counting sheep than actually taking the itch away. And within minutes of waking up, the itch was back. It does seem to lessen if I am doing something physical, like exercising. But just sitting here checking email, blogging, and reading news, I am dying!
Please tell me somebody has had some severe itching which seems to have no apparent cause and has cured it. I need something - I am going crazy!!