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Wow! Can't stop the itching of my arms tonight. Same as others, I am scratching myself almost to the point of making them wounds. Tonight is the worst!!!! Am on meds, creams I've tried don't work well. Any REALLY GOOD CREAMS OUT THERE? This is so frustrating!
 

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Hi:

Oooh I am so sorry...I don't have much advise on creams, however, have you tried an oatmeal bath? My They work on my grandson really well...and I remember taking them for chickenpox - they helped alot with the itching.

I hope you get relief soon.

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Hi Margie the cream that i use is aqueous.It was one of the other lupies that told me about it i use it every night on my legs and feet as they are the places that i get most of my itchys.You can get it on prescption if you are in the uk or superdrugs hope that helps Elisabeth
 

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
Do you have lupus? What meds are you on? If you tell us more we might be able to give you better suggestions.

I find with my lupus I have to take cooler showers. If it is to hot I itch something terrible. That is an awful feeling. I also use hand lotion and spread it on when ever I itch.

Take care and it is nice to meet you.
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Hi and welcome, i like wise was going to ask what meds your on??First of all how do you know if your not allergict to the med?

i would go see my gp if it was that bad, in my case it was, you know some meds we cannot take, i couldnt tolerate Tegretol......... go get this checked out that would be my Advice

good luck Lin xxxxxxxx
 

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my skin has been itchy all over for two days! i saw the subject line of this post and was like :eek: because that's exactly how i feel!
i have been taking oatmeal baths and they've been helping a little but that's it. it's not like my regular everyday lupus rash, it's like itching all down my arms with no bumps or anything. ugh!

xo a
 

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Hi Marge,

Is the itching lupus related?

Depends on what the cause of the itching is, ie its topical or systemic.

Antihistamines, and all sorts of creams might dampen down the symptoms.

Some itching is made worse by things like being dry and un moisturised, heat, too much sugar, alcohol etc.

Some rashes/iches are made worse by contact with water, hot or cold.

I natrually veered towards wearing natrual fabrics, anything else made me feel worse.

I found that in my case.

Does the itch burn?

For my serious itching I had to go on oral steroids but I tried every cream on the planet.
Topical steroids thin the skin .

I was recommended by an old friend of mine who has a PHD in the sciences that I could try using hemp oil and a welda nappy rash cream layered!. Thats as I say for an extreme condition and not necessarily directly for itching but the awful side effects a rash can have on the skin as in my case.

So it all depends

Im not sure what kind of itching you have
 

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Have you recently changed your laundry soap, fabric softener, body soap, shampoo or conditioner? Even your dish soap, cleaning supplies could be a suspect. I have to be very careful about fragrances, some soaps really end up drying my skin out. I also make sure that the lotion I use has no wheat germ oil, or other grain additives. For me, oatmeal would be a hospital visit. I have celiac disease and anything related to those grains is a no-no. I use a body lotion made from almonds and find it is a great match for my skin.

Have you tried a cortisone cream or benadryl cream? The few times I've had itchy spots those have helped calm it down.

If this continues, I would definitely check with your dermatologist.
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I take Xyzal

I take Xyzal for hives and itching. I totally know if I miss it. I guess it is the drug of choice for hives. It is a newer prescription antihystamine. I used to take Zyrtec, but this is by far better for both the itching and my allergies! It is worth trying!

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Hi Margie,

A cream which Ive been recommended recently both by my dermy and a friend who has severe eczema and dry skin is Aveno. You can get it prescribed or buy it.

It seems to have worked a treat for me.
 

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I've been using "Spectro Excema Care" cream after bathing - it seems to be letting me use less of the cortisone cream, and it's safe for long term use (won't cause skin thinning the way cortisone creams can.) Spectro also makes a great very gentle cleanser called SpectroJel that I use when my malar rash is acting up - it doesn't sting the way most cleansers do...
 
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