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Posted by: Frances | 2010/10/12

ITCHING SKIN - HIVES?

My husband has intense itching on mainly his legs. It was treated for scabies. After many weeks he is still itching intensely at times. There is also weeping of the skin. He has self-diagnosed hives (using calamine lotion). It is very itchy when he is stressed about something e.g. there is a deadline at work and things are just not working out. Besides discomfort, it is very unsightly. Do you have any suggestions as to what can be done. (He is on medication for cholestrol and hypertension).

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Hallo Francis
He may have a dermatitis which could be aggravated by stress. He may need to see a dermatologist for evaluation of the area and prescription of something like cortisone or tacrolimus. Basic treatment of dermatitis entails avoiding chemicals (e.g. soap), so let him bath with Aqeous cream or Elizabeth Anne Baby shampoo. Moisturize the skin 2-3 times a day ( use aqeous cream or epizone A)He could try something like Stopitch cream on the area for the time being until he gets an appointment with a dermatologist
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/10/12

Hallo Francis
He may have a dermatitis which could be aggravated by stress. He may need to see a dermatologist for evaluation of the area and prescription of something like cortisone or tacrolimus. Basic treatment of dermatitis entails avoiding chemicals (e.g. soap), so let him bath with Aqeous cream or Elizabeth Anne Baby shampoo. Moisturize the skin 2-3 times a day ( use aqeous cream or epizone A)He could try something like Stopitch cream on the area for the time being until he gets an appointment with a dermatologist
Dr Bets

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