Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:43 AM
Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:47 AM
I am sorry to hear you have diffuse scleroderma. I have had it for over 5 years now and one of the things that drove me crazy was the itching. It seems to be a major problem to those with the disease. I tried all kinds of oils, lotions. and medications to make it go away. I was taking a very hot bath every day so now I stay away from them and I got a vaporizer for my bedroom to moisten the air in winter. Those things seem to help. I am not itchy now, maybe it just goes away on it's own.
Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:16 AM
Thanks. I've tried lotions and medication, will try a vapourizer and will let you know.
Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:19 AM
Welcome to the group. Arrrgghhh itching can be the worst! Mine comes in spurts, and when it's here I about go out of my mind. There are times when all I can do is wear thin cotton jammies inside out so the seams to touch my skin. When I'm in a flare like that, I use a heavy thick lotion, abstain from bathing as long as I can, and at times take an antihistamine. I do hope you can get it under control.
Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:52 PM
Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:42 AM
I made a mistake on my post. I got a humidifier, not a vaporizer. I started using it again this year because I was coughing in my sleep and it has really helped. It is a good investment.