I was doing some research on EM and I found this article about an EM “outbreak” in different cities in China.
I’m not sure how legitimate this is and it’s a few years ago… They also mentioned that this is a rare condition in the Western world. If so maybe it’s pretty popular there and maybe they have something for it, hopefully.
And they talked about a big change in weather temperature cause the outbreak, someone keeps a record of all the outbreaks. It’s true for me, I got this when I was visiting Minnesota from California. And now that Cal got colder since the last heat wave, my EM came back.
I was hoping to see if there is any herb/eastern meds that could help.
I started to get itchy toes 8 months ago for a few days, then 1 month ago for a couple days.
Then 10 days ago I started having it again and this time it’s a lot worse and seems like it’s not going away anytime soon.
I wonder if any has the same symptoms, progression as me? I had shingles when I was 13 on my right thigh, it was mild, just many blister looking spots. I also have PCOS for more than 10 years so my hormones is not normal. I don’t have diabetic yet. I’m at a healthy weight and I try to work out. Have any of you heard about a link there?
Day 1 - itchy, red, swollen toes
Day 2,3 - very itchy, only cold water submersion helps
Day 4 - tingling, pin and needle-ish feeling. itching calms down, feel super hot and sweaty in socks and shoes but doesn’t actually sweat that much
Day 5 - Back to itchy and I took 300mg of Aspirin, it helps
Day 6 - Mild tingling, very sensitive toes, feel tight and has a blister-like pain when touch
Day 7- Not much sensation other than swollen, raw, purple-ish toes and hurt like blister pain
Day 8 - very itchy and purple after yoga class, aspirin and water soaking helps. When I walk, it feels like I have blisters all over my toes and I’m stepping on them, it’s a very tight, sensitive and painful feeling.
I find that dropping 2-3 drops of peppermint oil in a small bucket have a very cooling feel on feet, they are still itchy but less. And after I take my feet out, the cooling feeling is still there, like a light fall breeze
Here is a picture of my feet today. The toes are no longer red, they are purple now. Please excuse the white stuff on my nails, it’s calamine lotion. I hope someone has the same experience and can share their thoughts with me.