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#1 heather

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:37 AM

Sometimes I feel like my skin would come off if I attempted to scratch as it itches.
Does anyone have this problem and what do you use to soothe itchy skin?

#2 Lynda

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:47 AM

Hello Heather, I started using a moisturizer that has olive oil in it all natural ingreadients. In the shower is spray baby oil down my back and the shower spreads it across my back. Helps alot.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:51 AM

Heather,
I use an oatmeal based moisturizer. It helps me quit a bit.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:14 PM

Heather, hello! I use (a store bought, brand name) moisture lotion for dry skin with time released mositurizes. Up to 24 hours.

Also my mom gets a lotion from the doctor, she breaks out in a rash when the sun hits her arm, and she scrathes it like crazy. I will ask her what the doctor recommended for her.

Hope this helps, Sam
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:02 PM

Hi Heather,
I sent you an email regarding my favorite brand name body/shower oil & moisturizing lotion.

take care,
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:19 AM

I get patches of very itchy skin and find that an aloe vera moisturiser helps.
But what ever I put on I keep having to reapply it frequently until the itchyness has subsided.

I hope things settle quickly for you Heather because it can be so annoying when you itch lots.

Does anyone know what causes this itchyness? Is it a feature of Scleroderma?

Jensue

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:24 AM

Jensue,
I also do something similar. I buy organic aloe (not the weird green goo) and put it on. Then, I put vit E oil over it. It's a great moisturizer but doesn't necessarily help with itchiness.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:55 AM

Hi there

I've tried several creams and lotions, and I came across one marketed for pregnant women to use on stretch marks, but if it works for other things :D I don't know if it is available where you live (I'm in Australia) but I found it to be a really good lotion which soothed my itching and really made a dent into the dryness. PM me if you would like the brand name.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:24 PM

Is it a coconut butter content?
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#10 heather

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:02 AM

I am having very irritated skin around my mouth. Nothing seems to heal it. It started when I was in southern Oregon and it got to be very dry. I am unable to use any cream that has any perfume.

Any suggestions?

Heather

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:27 AM

I had eczema-like spots around my mouth and eyes - aggrevated by some of the medications I am taking (esp. CellCept). It was quite sore.

Now, I swear by a lotion set that is plant-oil based, with no petrolium-based ingredients. Also, it has a prelotion serum to neutralize the pH before applying the lotions.

For my face, it helps greatly if I also use the hydrating face wash before the lotions.

I think there are several brands out there that have similar ingredients.

Good Luck,
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:28 AM

hey heather
i had itchy skin last year it lasted for about 6/7 months it was agony, I bathed allday long and throught the nite nothing would stop my itching and still never found nothing, doctors give me a cream for the bath to use as a soap it worked for a couple of hours then back in the bath I went it drove me crazy, I hope you find something soon and maybe give me a tip haha, too I am itch free and hope it stays that way ............diffent things work for different people hope I dont sound negative and hope you find a cure soon have a gd day jaxsxx
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#13 MicheleM

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:00 AM

I also use vitamin E. Another natural way is to use vegetable shortening - a doctor years ago told me to use it for 6 weeks & white gloves (obviously hand issue) but it really made a huge impact. Lastly, if it doesn't improve you might want to check with your dr & get your liver enzymes checked. Severe itching can be a sign that something isn't working so good - just in case thought. Hope one of these remedies helps you! :D
Soft hugs your way,

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