AnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 7:13 pmPost count: 93172
Sounds like you may have pretibial maxidema, casie. You may want to try using hydrocortisone cream on those spots. We have a lady locally that used to wrap her legs in plastic wrap after appling it to her legs.
Worked like a champ, she said. Not pretty and sexy, but relief was wonderful!
Hope this helps!
JAN, NGDFAnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 7:47 pmPost count: 93172
Yes, I had severe itching on my legs and my scalp. The doc finally said to try mixing benedryl cream half and half with skin lotion. This helped along with a prescription shampoo for my head. I didn’t have this until after RAI and it eventually stopped except I still have problems with my scalp. Keep trying until you find something or some mixture that gives you some relief.AnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 8:54 pmPost count: 93172
Boy have I been there! I scratched my whole body raw when they had me on too much tapazole. Still have the rash with the itching on the back of my head, but it seems to be getting better. You can buy 1.0 Hydrocortisone lotion over the counter. It helped me.
AprilAnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 9:07 pmPost count: 93172
When I first started on ATD’s, I had a terrible time with itchy feet and palms. An anti-histimine (that I usually took for airborne allergies) helped A LOT!!
Another thing that helped my legs a bit (before I was diagnosed) was some of the moisturizing creams for psoriasis (coal tar, etc. — I decided that my itchy legs were psoriasis) Smells awful, but my legs felt better.
Also, I stopped shaving my legs — started getting them waxed. Helped a bit, but waxing hurts!!!! (But your legs look better.)AnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 9:22 pmPost count: 93172
Well, I understand that one,
My whoe body itches!!! I get to bed and beg my hubby to scratch my back while i scratch my legs and belly, YUCk
OH well, I will keep looking at all the other answers and see what I can do for this,
THANKSAnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 10:55 pmPost count: 93172
My skin on top of my feet,my shins and behind my shins are so itchy that i have drawn blood scratching these parts.Anyone else have this problem or even better,have a cure or something that could provide temporary relief.ThanksAnonymousJuly 9, 1998 at 11:47 pmPost count: 93172
Again,i thank all who answered.AnonymousJuly 10, 1998 at 12:07 amPost count: 93172
I too can relate to the itchy skin. Some days it is ok and
then other days it is not so ok. This is probably why I
have making an appt with a skin doctor on my list of things
to do. I want to just blame it on the summer heat. One good
thing if I do make it to the doctor he can prescribe a good
medication if it really is something or if I am allergic to
something. All the posts did remind me to take my daily
vitamin though! I really liked the post about getting
the legs waxed. hehehe I tried doing that once at home.
I couldn’t get the junk off and had to call the 1-800 #
on the back of the bottle! In case anyone is interested,
they said to use baby oil to get it off! I still like the
idea of getting my legs waxed. I better see a professional.
Michele B.AnonymousJuly 10, 1998 at 12:26 amPost count: 93172
All this talk about animalistic scratching is making me itchy….actuallly I got a bunch of chiggers at my dad’s acreage this weekend…. next time I’ll know to put vinegar on….someone at work told me that works.
I have been there, though, my stomach was the main area of itchiness and luckily it went away after awhile. But it drove me nuts….AnonymousJuly 10, 1998 at 12:38 amPost count: 93172
Before I was diagnosed I was having the scratch until it is raw problem on the tops of my feet, my ankles, and my wrists. I went through a ton of lotion. Once my “numbers” started to get in the normal range, the problem seemed to disappear.
CindyAnonymousJuly 10, 1998 at 3:45 pmPost count: 93172
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