Posted by: Hil | 2008/07/09

Itchy Skin


For the last week, I have had a problem with itchy skin - it comes and goes in various areas including my neck, arms, thighs, torso, shoulders etc. There is no visible rash. As soon as I scratch, the area comes up in hives. As soon as one area calms down, another gets itchy.

I have not changed soaps, detergents cosmetics or anything like that, nor nor have I eaten anything different. I have also tried moisturising more in case the problem is dry skin, but that hasn't really helped. I have taken antihistamines, namely Allergex, but they dont do much either...

Please help!!!

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Dear Hil
If it makes Hives, it probably has an allergic cause. It could be the dry weather that makes your skin more sensitive. Try using a good emolient like UEA - and try Loratidine at night in stead of Allergex - it works for longer. If you still have symptoms, you may need to see your doctor for a prescription for short term cortisone tablets.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: mdokisi | 2008/08/16

got a problem  my skin itches terreble after each bath/shower ..this last for about 5 minutes ...there is no rash at all

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