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#1 jaxs

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 07:42 AM

hi well I havent posted since this forum has moved , its coz I didn't know how this one worked haha> I have a question for anyone with crest syndrom I was dignosed with this condition last june and just befor holiday last year I started to itch, ive been to my doctors, he dosent know what it is and give me tablets this didn't help its now been about5/6 weeks since I started t itch its a burning itchy tingling feeling its doing my head in, I take baths about 3/4 times a day to reli
ve it but its not working, dose anyone know why this is happening and is there any thing I could get to relive it thanks for your time jaxsx
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:06 AM

Hi Jaxs,

Welcome to the forums. I am glad that you have joined us here.

I think a lot of people here suffer from the terrible itching you describe. Here is a link to information on itching and dry skin from our Sclero A to Z website. You will find some information there about treatments.

I hope you find this helpful.

Warm wishes,
Heidi

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:46 AM

I just had that a couple of weeks ago. I was going nuts itching in my hair. I had never done that before. I washed it more often , everyday instead of every other day. That didn't work so I used an OTC anti dandruff shampoo a couple of times and that helped. That is sold with the shampoos. I am over it now. I hope you find relief. Makes me itch to think about it. Susie54

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 12:14 PM

I too have CREST. I was just diagnosed in December. I itch a lot too!!!!! My head itches like crazy!! My back and stomach itch like crazy!!!!!!! It's a burning itchy on my back and stomach. I put a lot of lotion on my back and stomach. Some relief. I can't figure out what to do for my head. I will ask my doctor. Does your hair fall out too?

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:19 PM

Hello,

My doctor recommended I stop using soap. Sounds strange but you can buy lotion, cream, and cleaner (soap) that's non- comedogenic so it won't remove the oils left in your skin. I get a major brand name at my local food warehouse. I didn't know if we could mention the name here, but email me if you want it.

I still get some itching, but it's less severe and a topical cream helps.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 04:55 AM

thanks for all the advice, I did get some cream from my doctor to use as soap and moistureser I have never used soap, and I dont have dry skin thats why I find it unsual but I do bath 3/4 times a day and even thro the night, my neighbours must think im a nutter, my hair dose not fall out but I have been experience one patch on my head which is a funny sensation, I also have a little boy of 12 who is alopicia universil, he lost his hair 5 years ago, apparently thisis related to my condition hmmm id appreciate any info on alopicia and is it conection to this condition hugs jaxsx
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