Q. A reader on the blog states that it would be impossible for M. to scratch through her skull with her fingernail. What is your response to that concern? A. As for being able to scratch through one’s skull — it’s the same thing the doctors thought when they saw her. And they therefore kept surmising that she had used some kind of metal implement to scratch. But gradually what they figured out was that the open skin wound had allowed bacteria in. This led to osteomyelitis — infection of the skull — and that softened the skull to the point of allowing her to gradually scratch through.
Originally posted by LadyS
Saddest (or maddening) part of this woman's story is that her issue (the itching) was labeled an OCD or other Psychological problem because the doctors could not figure out what was causing it and thus, it must of course be in her head... Most are just not willing to go the full mile and really get down to investigating and finding not only the root cause, but also a remedy.
reply to post by ALOSTSOUL
Hey really enjoyed read this article. The part about perceptionand research into the itch was most enlightening.