My 3yr old daughter has been having itchiness on her feet and ankle-area only at naptime & bedtime. She has mosquito-looking whelps that she scratches frantically...again, only at naps & nighttime. I have washed her sheets and checked for anything that may be biting her, and still the symptoms are there. Her hands and mouth are normal with no lesions. Anyone heard of this??? Please help!Answer Question
Answer by missbreezy214 at 9:37 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by vbruno at 10:31 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
actually I learned we all itch more at night. I took this anatomy class and the instructor explained what was going on in the brain that caused that to happen. Bug bites itch more....everything itches more at night for most people. The sleeping process triggers something in the brain that makes us more sensitive. I don't know the specific cause for your daughter but I would continue to pinpoint the source. Bed bugs, dust mites, some sort of allergen? Is she wearing socks or footie pajamas? What about when she sleeps in a different location? Try having her sleep with you. Or at least nap in your bed. This way you can monitor where the source might be coming from. If it is a dust mite or bed bug they like to feed off of dead skin. Use a non scented heavy creme - Eucerin is a good one. Hard to rub in but no loose dry alligator skin for her to have available for bugs to snack on. I would also consult her doctor.
Answer by frogdawg at 6:39 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
Just as an FYI...kidney functioning and other organ issues sometimes can lead to chronic itching. Very unlikely but you never know is there is a deficiency in her diet or some other obscure factor. Even if initially her doctor is dismissive - sometimes things take time to discover. Keep documenting it and trying to eliminate certain things so that the doctor won't suggest things you have already tried and can start working on what labs to run if that is even necessary.
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3yr old has itchy feet and ankles only at bedtime...anyone heard of this???