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Hot water treatment for itching

Postby sshorter on Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:05 am

Okay, I've suffered from eczema my whole life and I can't believe it took me so long to figure this out. This is the system.

When you start feeling itchy, hold the itching area under warm running water. (If the area is on your hands or lower arms, you can do this at the sink - anywhere else and you pretty much have to have a shower BUT it will help keep the itching away for a good chunk of time.) Gradually increase the temperature of the water as you run it over the affected area. As the water gets warmer, it will feel like you are scratching the itch. The hotter you let the water get, the more intense the 'scratching' feeling will get until you reach a point where you feel a kind of orgasmic explosion and the itching will stop and you will pull away from the hot water.

Sometimes when an area has been super itchy, you have to do this two or three times before the itching
stops for good, leaving a few minutes between attempts.. I know it sounds unlikely but give it a shot the next time an eczemic area is flaring up and you don't want to tear your skin open with your nails but you just have to stop the itching. No chemicals or steroids - just water. Don't scald yourself - increase the temperature slowly and pull away if it gets uncomfortably hot. But if it works for you like it works for me, you'll be super happy.
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Re: Hot water treatment for itching

Postby Marcie Mom on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:25 am

Yes hot water does "numb" the nerves that sense the itch signals but it is very drying for the skin and dermatologists always recommend not using hot water... kind of falls in the category of feels good, but bad for you.. perhaps a cool compress works? Take care!
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