Hello, Dr. David,
Yes, I've had my thyroid tested and they said everything was normal. In addition I've also done these tests: HIV (negative), ASO (negative), ALT/GPT (65.600), AST/GOT (35.500), ALP (71.200), CRB (12.000), FSH (3.260), Cholesterol (6.290), Calcium (2.530), Glycemia (5.460), Creatinine (90.000), Epstein-Barr virus ( >400)] and urine (for fungus, staphylococcus) and all (except for cholesterol, ALT/GPT, CRB and EBV) were within the boundaries. I've tried many different moisturisers and none of them helped.
I've never had an anxiety disorder, but I'm starting to get it, because no one seems to be able to help me and I'm at my wits end now.
I'm going to repeat myself: this is contagious! Probably through physical contact. I can see the same symptoms in other people, who are around me. Since I know it's contagious, I thought it would be very easy to diagnose this condition, but boy I was wrong...
It's probably worth mentioning that it all started nearly 3 years ago,
when I had an accident and cut my left arm (and I've read that one could contract all sorts of infections after the skin damage) right up to the bone at the root of my pinkie. It wasn't healing and was oozing for around 2 weeks, and there were also bumps appearing around this cut, so I decided to go to the hospital (I'm thinking I might have picked something up in the hospital or I could have done it anywhere else). The nurse said the wound was infected (judging by these bumps, I guess), she re-dressed the wound and gave me some sort of antibiotic for the course of 10 days. After finishing the course, the wound started healing up (not sure if it was due to the drugs or naturally). About 1.5 months after it was completely healed, I started to experience very intense itch on both of my wrists one evening (they were also red rashes there, but no bumps or pimples) and 1 or 2 days later I started to get blisters all over my body. This turned out to be chickenpox (I determined this condition myself by the symptoms and the duration of the condition and didn't go to any doctor.) About 6 days later it started to get better and I entered the process of healing, but that itchiness on my wrists that I mentioned which appeared just before the rash of chickenpox, remained, and it remains to this day, but now it's not limited to my wrists only: now it itches around my eyes, neck, chest, belly, shins, ankles, tops of the feet and sometimes wrists. And this itchiness normally lasts for a while at a time, but interestingly it doesn't itch all the time: let's say it itches around the eyes for some time (duration varies widely; could be a week or a few weeks at one time), then it stops and starts itching (not necessarily right after it stops itching at previous area) in some other part of the body mentioned previously or it can start itching the same area after some pause. But also it could itch a few places at the same time. It could also itch some other random parts of the body, e.g. hip or hand, but it's often only short lived. But those parts of the body I mentioned above are kind of "semi-permanent itching areas", although they don't itch constantly, but this really annoying feeling lasts awhile at that place and then goes away for some time. Duration often or always varies. I don't think it's food that provokes these bursts of itchiness, but I have no idea why the itchiness stops for some period of time.
Also, my skin now is rough-looking, kind of some very small permanent skin - colored bumps. They look kind of similar to keratosis pilaris, but that's not what it is. They are not filled with puss, they are just raised a little bit and gives the look of being a rough skin - and, as I noticed, this is a symptom for everyone who contracts this nightmare condition to have this rough skin on their necks (and most likely in some other areas). I don't know if it started there, but most visible to a naked eye is on the neck. I also see these in and around my armpits, in the pit opposite the elbows, on the insides on the forearms a little bit and shins. Also I can see them on my chest and belly, although they are not so obvious. You can't notice them from a distance, but they are clearly visible from close-up. Not sure if they are spreading or they all appeared at the same time in all those places. Also I came to a theory that out of some of these smallish goose bump - looking bumps skin tags are growing out, because I started to get lots of these skin tags ever since this problem of mine started, and my skin used to be clean without any tags or bumps.
Please see this photo: