Help!! Severe itching with no relief -- not sure why!
My sister-in-law (SIL) is severely suffering from itching over her entire body, with concentrated areas being her chest, breast & nipples, upper back, and buttocks. She's been diagnosed with Stills Disease (with eczema), hypothyroidism, and most recently lupus (May 8, 2020). She takes Kineret (anakinra), a low dose of prednisone for the Stills Disease; Synthroid for her thyroid condition, and nothing yet for lupus since the diagnosis is so recent. She started Kineret in Jan/Feb 2020. Her prednisone was just dropped to 7.5mg/day on May 7, 2020. We see her rheumatologist at least 2x per month. We visited an allergist last week and tests came back normal for food allergies. We are trying to figure out what will give her relief from her itching — Benadryl, and Allegra 180mg gives very minimal relief. She is NOT sleeping, which is only intensifying her issues. We desperately need help. Her itching is beyond severe because she is in tears! Help!!!!!