Do you ever get the sensation of itching all over your body? I had it so bad last week that I could barely sleep. I kept waking up to scratch my back and legs, and was convinced I had bed bugs. As I developed an outbreak over the next few days, I began to wonder if the itching had anything to do with herpes. Like maybe it’s a form or neuralgia, with itchiness instead of pain. Since herpes lives in the nervous system, why wouldn’t it cause itchy sensations in other parts of my body, besides down below?
When I looked online to see if there was any connection between herpes and general bodily itching, I did find several others who were concerned about the same thing. Though others reassured them that there was no correlation between herpes and random skin itching, I did find it interesting that there was some discussion about it already. I thought maybe some of you who frequent this site might have the same concerns and some i...
Nummular eczema is an allergy-related disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin.
Eczema - nummular; Nummular dermatitis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The cause of nummular eczema is unknown, but there usually is a personal or family history of:
It is relatively uncommon, and most often occurs in elderly men.
Several things may make the condition worse, including
One of the challenges that can face a woman entering perimenopause is totally outside her control. This challenge is one that I faced starting in 2005 – caregiving for an ailing parent. The stress and strain of taking on that role can have a tremendous impact not only on the body, but the psyche of the middle-aged woman who becomes a caregiver. Add in the changes that come with perimenopause, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
A recent Newsweek article by Gail Sheehy entitled “The Caregiving Boomerang” was very insightful in describing what we are encouraged to expect at mid-life (which coincides with “The Change”) and what often happens when caregiving is required. Describing her previous views from the past 15 years, Sheehy wrote: “Fifty is the gateway to the most liberating passage in a woman’s life. Children are making test flights out of the nest. Parents are expected to be roaming in their RVs or sending postcards of thems...
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