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#1 kelowna52

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:36 AM

Good morning to everyone, I have been having a problem with alot of bruising on my legs and alot of itching all over my body. I was wondering if any of you have this problem. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

Hi Jackie,
Do you bruise easily or are bruises just showing up? I bruise easy and they don't fade fast due to prednisone.

itching is a common issue with scleroderma. I drink lots of water, take less baths (bathing frequently can irritate and dry skin) and use oatmeal based anti itch cream that works wonderfully.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:53 AM

Hi Peanut, I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner, my daughter is in town from Toronto for vacation. I don't normally bruise easily, that's what is so puzzling to the doctors. I do use oatmeal baths and I try not to bath everday. My Dermo has put me on 3 differant steroid Creams for the itching, and does help if I use it twice a day, everyday. Sometimes I forget if I'm not itching at the time. Thanks for getting back to me.

Jackie S.