Q&A: What’s wrong with my skin? Itchy, crusty skin on lips, eyes, legs, arms and nipples (eeeek)?

January 10, 2012 by  
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herbal skin remedy
by wallygrom

Question by Amykins: What’s wrong with my skin? Itchy, crusty skin on lips, eyes, legs, arms and nipples (eeeek)?
I just moved to Washington State from California about three weeks ago, and ever since I came here, I’ve had problem after problem. It began with my lips becoming a bit sore and cracked (I have NEVER had a cold sore). Shortly thereafter, my eyes began to become very itchy and watery, and it’s to the point where there’s a scab-like crust in the corners, even on the upper eyelids. My legs and arms are itchy 24/7 and also have similar scabbing. It’s impossible not to scratch. Even my nipples recently began feeling itchy all the time!

I’m petrified. From my own research I’ve heard everything from allergies to excema to pregnancy, and I am horrified most of all that it’s the latter. Has anyone EVER had anything like this happen to them?

As a side note, I do not yet have health insurance as I am still establishing myself here, so going to the doctor is NOT an option. So any home remedies, herbal/vitamin supplements, OTC remedies, etc. will be appreciated.
Um, sorry to be so graphic…just to clarify, my nipples are really itchy, but no scabbing or redness. Just…really itchy. I have redness, crust or scabbing everywhere else there is irritation however. The only place I’m NOT experiencing this is my neck, abdomen, feet, hands and tummy.

Best answer:

Answer by Mary Boo
www.healthieryou.com/atopim.html

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One Response to “Q&A: What’s wrong with my skin? Itchy, crusty skin on lips, eyes, legs, arms and nipples (eeeek)?”
  1. Melissa says:

    i think you have eczema. stay as clean as possible and its gonna sound dumb but go to sleep with fuzzy socks on to keep you from scratching. the new environment might take time adjusting to

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