So much depends on the cause of the itch and I wonder what cream the doctor prescribed.There are a number that might help and there are the anti histamines to be taken orally. Prednisone might be needed to get it reduced
Obviously it is not good to be scratching so hard that the skin is broken as there is a risk of infection and the itching will become still worse. It is also harder to treat topically as a number of products shouldn't be used on broken skin. If need be wear cotton gloves at night and keep the nails very very short and ultra clean.
Pressure and cold compresses can relieve itching when the area isnt too large. The use of an antiseptic ointment might help soothe and heal. Tea tree oil can be very helpful in this respect. If the itching is caused by disease then the disease needs treating or treating effectively.
All possible reasons for the itch need to be investigated- things like very dry skin,or some sort of allergic reaction : have you started any new medicines lately or refilled prescriptions which might have an inactive ingredient that you are allergic to.
Sometimes itching is due to thyroid or diabetes or even liver disease.
There are a number of threads here already about how to soothe itches but maybe you need to get back to your doctor especially if it has been going on any length of time
Hi Elisa, I am sorry that you are in such a dreadfull stste right now, and you have already been given good remedies. But what bothers me is that youre dr. saw it, gave you a cream wich he thought would work approistly, and now it is not working. And worse yet, you are itching bad enough that you are bleeding. My advice:Go To Your Dr. office immediately, and just walk in and say it is an emergency, his med didn't work and you need to show him your leg. Go,Go,Go,Now.
the cream the doc gave me is dermol lotion not working i have had to put a mepore dressing on it last night my sister was going mad at me for scraching as i had my tummy bleeding thats why i out the mepore on then it went from my tummy to my legs and feet i felt sickwith it will phone doc on monday thanks to all who replyed elisabethm
I also have itching that sometimes will lead to bleeding if I do not do something about it. I have found that prescription Attarax works best for me. Not sure what causes it and quite frankly don't care as long as that medicine works!