I suffer from itching. A lot. I drive myself and my husband mad with it, especially at bedtime. I can itch and itch. It could be my Olympic sport. And making myself sore and bleed doesn't stop me. It's my palms this time and they've started to crack. My ankles are also very itchy. Why these two areas? Also last week had a burst vein in my leg, just above knee. I will attach a photo. I apologise in advance, I've never had pretty legs, varicose veins since 18 along with chubby knees, they don't usually get seen in public. Anyway, I have definitely had a flare during September and October. Coming out of it now, except for these symptoms. Are they related or not? Any ideas? I have SCLE, osteoarthritis, varicose veins, allergies (grass, dogs and house dust) venous eczema and rheumy has mentioned possible slight vasculitis. I take 2 x 200mg of hydroxychloroquine and two antihistamines hydroxyzine and cetirixine, iron supplement and vitamins and cod liver oil and glucosamine. Plus the various creams. Also Hirudoid cream for the "bruise". Is it something else? Still like this over a week later. Had pain and tenderness in that area for 24 hours before and then woke up the next day with this large black bruise - except it's made up of finger print size smaller marks. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.