by Marion

My son constantly scratches. He scratches virtually every part of his body.

He has had eczema since he was a child, however he has none currently and I am 99.9% certain the itching is nothing do do with his eczema.

He has profound learning disabilities, no speech, epilepsy (on two drugs, no 3 about to be added) and is tactile defensive.

I wondered if there is any such thing as a sensory dysfunction itch?!

does anyone know please


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Mar 14, 2016
Food sensitivity possibly?
by: K.

My daughter with SPD was constantly scratching to the point of bleeding and was genuinely very itchy. It took us a couple of years to recognize that it was caused by food sensitivities. Sensitivities are different from allergies. We did see allergists and weren't able to pinpoint anything. We did an elimination diet and discovered the food dyes as the problem. No more itching. We also lather with lotion after every bath and have added supplements like omega-3. Hope this can be helpful to you or another frustrated/bewildered parent.

Feb 17, 2015
by: Salena

I am an adult. No eczema and no allergies. I suffer from this as well. I have no learning disabilities or delays. I am a normal functioning adult.

I do also suffer from itching just as you have described. I also occasionally have what feels like electrical jolts in different parts of my body. I am trying to research this topic to find relief.

I am not always like this, but when it flares, It is agonizing! Stress is a big trigger for me as is being hot.

Hope it helps. I am trying to figure it out as well!

Jan 13, 2015
sensory and itching
by: Talal

My 6 years old son is diagnozed as SPD.

He used to have the same itching problem. we started a gluten free diet for him and it is working so far.

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