We’ve all had an itch that we’ve needed to scratch, but many people don’t realise that itchy skin can be a symptom of a number of health conditions, some of which are very serious, like psychogenic itch.
I think my husbands Cognitive issues are causing this erratic scratching. I can remove his hand and he is like he is possessed and has to do it.
The scratching of course is causing all kinds of problems and blood everywhere. I have discussed this with the GP and blood tests are being taken next week to rule out anything else.
I am frightened that he will get infected and get blood poisoning… It is very distressing for me seeing this as well as him doing it.
Has anyone else suffered with this?