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Itching

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I like goldengirl's after-shower oil trick too and I'm going to say a kind word for the extra virgin olive oil. I look for the palest colored one on the shelves (least odor) and buy it in small bottles so it doesn't go off before I've used it up on me, not the salads. For some strange reason, I have a problem with the mineral oils, but not with olive oil. My skin likes it and so does my hair. When I've managed to fry it to a crisp with the blow dryer, I'll oil it up, stick on a shower cap, and let it sit for a while before shampooing it out. It kind of reconditions my hair, but the best thing is that it stops my scalp from itching for a while.


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Yippee!!! I'm glad they finally gave you an appointment Sweet! Good luck!


Sending good wishes your way!

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Glad you've eventually got an appointment, it does seem rather a long time though if it's infectious.

 

Take care Buttons

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Thanks guys,

 

Unfortunately yes Shelley I think I'll still be infectious. I've been on anti-fungal since Sept 15th.....nothing has changed....now they are wondering if it is fungal...hmm I do hope this guy will have something that works!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

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Hi, I know the scratching wants to make you go crazy for sure. I've been on prescription creams, regular anti itch stuff, etc.

 

I did find that when I put Eucerin cream, the thickest you can buy, for sensitive skin in the refrigerator and glob it on it feels soooo good :) just a thought. Not that it makes it go away completely but might give you some time to heal a little?

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Hi Everybody,

I have just been reading the thread about ITCHING!! I think we all probably have some ITCHES a lot of the time. I have CREST and Sjogren's but don't have any skin involvement that I am aware of - for that I am thankful but I have suffered from itching. Many times I have thought I would like an in-house masseuse just to attend to me when I am itching - however that is not going to happen so I started to think about other remedies. I talked to a friend who has Lupus and she talked about becoming allergic to SULPHUR so I did some reading about sulphur and particularly SULPHITES which are the ones they use in FOOD as a preservative, and as a consequence of that I decided to cut out all sulphur derivatives from my diet. In this country we have sulphites as preservatives in Ham, Bacon, Salami - virtually any flavoured meat, dried fruits, fruit juices, fruit drinks (in fact almost any fruit product which is not fresh except canned fruit), toothpaste, the list goes on and on.

 

SO I decided to cut out any food with these things - I eat organic whenever I can, make my own breakfast muesli from organic cereals and dried fruit. I haven't touched ham, bacon,salami,smoked chicken or any of those meats for months. I bake my own bread every few days so rotate commercial bread and homemade every few days depending on my time.

The upshot of all this effort is that I have no itches, my skin is still dry but my prescription aqueous cream is enough.

 

Maybe you have all tried these things but nobody mentioned it and I am very happy with my skin right now.

 

Good luck to you all

JudyT

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