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ITCHY SKIN

Postby AlysAudrey on Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:49 am

I have had itchy skin since July, have been given creams and lotions, but to no avail, have now been referred to a dermatologist, but told there is a 17 week waiting list, and i cannot get on it, meanwhile the itching is getting really bad, thank you for any input - Alys
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Re: ITCHY SKIN

Postby talkhealth on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 pm

Sorry to hear you have to wait for so long to see a dermatologist. You may find some answers around creams or emollients to help with the itching in our eczema forum here - viewforum.php?f=74 or here viewforum.php?f=36

Hope this helps in some way.
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Re: ITCHY SKIN

Postby MultipleP on Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Dear AlysAudrey

I've been using Cetraben Emollient Lotion daily and I find it really helps moisturise and relax my skin. There is no stickiness afterwards and it is easy to apply. It might be worth trying to see if this helps. I have mild eczema and I find certain medication makes my skin very itchy (but I cannot come off the particular medication).

It may also be worth checking to see if there is something that may have aggravated your itching and see if you can avoid it and also ensuring you are drinking enough water.

Hope this helps.
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