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#1 barefut

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

I have had a stubborn itch in the same hard to reach place on my left shoulder blade for months and months and months!

It's maddening! :angry: I'm in the kitchen grabbing my pasta server and going up my shirt with it.... :blink: or else sitting on the couch and writhing back and forth.....

So why the same itch in the same place? No skin changes there.

Any home remedies for for this?

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:39 PM

I have one in a similar place, but on the right shoulder blade! It comes and goes, but there's absolutely nothing to see there at all. :unsure:

I have my caregivers apply extra moisturizer there, which seems to help the most. Other times I scratch it with my plastic letter opener! :D

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:56 PM

Me too!!! How bizarre, mine is on my left side. I use a good lotion, and at times use an anti-itch cream. As Sherrill said you can't see anything - except for the big red spot when I'm done scratching.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:15 PM

I have an itch like that, also!! Mine has been bothering me for several months now. It's right in the middle of my back, right out of my reach!! Thank goodness for back scratchers, rattail combs, letter openers,etc,!!!!!!!

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 11:57 PM

Count me in. I am constantly going to a closet door or my refridgerator to get relief from the itch. I use just about anything I can find at the moment of an itch. Mine is mostly on the left side and in the middle between the shoulder blades. I miss having corners in my house. I have all round molded corners. Not helpful to use for itching. I also itch until I am red or all scratched up at times. Sheryl
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:11 AM

I have a bad problem with this but for me its from my DM. I just had to jump in and laugh at the pasta server because I was using mine for my back itch when my Grand daughter took my back scratchier and for the life of me its gone! I have decided that I am buying a back scratchier for each room in my house. The dollar store sells them so I can afford to do this. Good luck and I hope you find some relief soon. I know how maddening this can be. I itch all day and all night!

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 01:25 AM

My itchy spot is in the middle of my back. GRRRRR!!! I found a 99 cent back scratcher and keep it close to me all the time. It's enough to drive a person crazy!!!

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:54 AM

I get an itch in the middle of my back that drives me nuts! It feels like I need to scratch real deep to get it. My poor husband does a lot of scratching for me, but then he gets scared that he will hurt me. Maybe I will purchase a back scratcher.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:03 AM

OK, got a new one now! Right hip, I thought I was going to scratch myself to death in bed last night. NOTHING I tried helped. I woke up this morning and the site was a mess, I must have scratched it all night long. :(
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:33 AM

Hi barefut,
I also have an itch in the very same place,its been with me for the best part of six months,how strange im also quite handy with the pasta server,or my son
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 07:49 AM

I tend to be itchy on my legs and lower back (if you know what I mean...). Sometimes there are bumps, but I think they come from scratching. Moisturizing cream helps a bit, hydrocortizone cream can help the itch - but the most effective med for me is an OTC cream. You can PM me for the name of it.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 07:58 AM

I started getting itchy spots on my neck and face. I find the only thing that cures it is cold stuff; so I wrap a towel around a beer can a put in on my face. I must look soo goofy. After many months I figured out it was from dairy and sugar... I'm not sure why but when I stopped eating those items the bumps lessened, but I still have the scars.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:44 AM

Hi Sweet, I've had an itchy right hip for years. It's worse in the winter and comes and goes but drives me mad when it's active. Isn't that weird that it's the same spot all the time? My fingers have started to get itchy and no amount of scratching will satisfy the itch. It almost feels like the itch is deep down in the bone.
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:08 AM

Pipes, your description of the itch being deep down in the bone is so accurate! My hip is not as bad today thank goodness. :)
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