Yes it does suck. I get these serious itching bouts 2 or 3 times per day and the round rings are everywhere.
Yes to all your other questions except for scrubbing with the wash cloth. I've been taking at least 2 showers per day but not scrubbing. I'll give that a shot. Might be a bit light on the water but pretty close and I'm not doing any more than the 6 maybe 7 glasses of lemonade.
What's strange is that it took 10 or 11 days to manifest then it went wild and hasn't gone away. One step at a time I guess