Yes, for sure, Kathie.
There may be some degree of bacteria and dermatitis involved, but they are caused by TMS, as a secondary reaction. They are not the cause of the problem, which is why treating that component doesn't work. Make sense?
TMS causes the itching and when you scratch, it causes the other issues.
The problem is TMS, no doubt. That is certain. Itchiness is such a common TMS symptom. As you stop reacting to it and use the TMS techniques of knowledge, power, calm, laughter and compassion, you will overcome this too!!
Let us know how it goes.