My skin itches, so I scratch. A lump appears which seems not to be a spot - with anything in it. No infection. On my forearms for some time now. They get raised, the skin is thick but I eventually end up tearing the top off. Sorry, sounds gross but I have learned this is the only way to be rid of it. Inside its wet, like a blister. But its not caused through rubbing except by scratching. It always scars and then comes back again in the same place. Sometimes they go away for a long time and they have come up in different areas, slowing working up to my shoulders and across the back of my shoulders and my chest. I understand my medication could be the cause, but my Doctor is stuck on the idea that its hair folicles, which I have had before. I don''t think he is right. I am on Amitriptyline and Lyrica.
Please, does anyone else get this and is there a way to stop it? I used to think it was a reaction to the sun as its not on the underside of my arms. I have to push my sleeves up as the irritation is impossible to ignore if my arms are covered. If my upper arms and shoulders get this sensitive I will be stuck for clothes.
I really hope someone can help. If its not FM, the meds but you have an idea, please tell me and I will put it to my doctor.