For the past few weeks I've been finding what seem to be insect bites on my hands, arms, legs, and shoulders. They all seemed to appear at once, and while most of the original group (2 to 3 dozen bites scattered all over) are healing,
I'm still getting a few new ones. My first thought was bed bugs, then fleas (I have pets, but they are dosed monthly with preventive medication from the vet). The response to either consists largely of thorough, diligent, frequent vacuuming and lots of laundry, which may be why I'm having fewer problems. We've seen a few signs that indicate insect activity, but nothing significant (I'm not saying we have tackled every possible insect hiding place, such as a couple of very cluttered closets). I'm still puzzled about what's happening AND why I'm the only one in the family who is affected. I often feel itchy all over and sometimes swear there's something crawling on or biting me, but I can never see anything. I just read an article which said that medical conditions including thyroid disorders can cause perceptions of parasitosis, dermatitis, or hives. If that's what's going on, it would explain why only I'm affected. I had RAI 18 months ago and am on levothyroxine with no apparent side effects. Maybe I'm grasping at straws, but has anyone ever heard of this?