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Itching in this heat

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(@polski)
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The heat is driving me mad with itching… I use a back scratcher and try and keep cool but sometimes I scratch so much i draw blood… any top tips?


   
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(@shell)
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Hi, my name is Shell and I have just joined. I was burned many years ago and yeah, the itch does drive you mad. I know it is very hard in the heat to keep cool. Loose cotton clothes and you could use a cooling mist. Try not to scratch. Trying pressing on the itchy part or massage your skin using a cool cream (keep your cream in the fridge). Hope this helps. X


   
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(@polski)
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Thanks… the heat is relentless currently.. Am using a fan in the bedroom and cooling my feet in a bath before bed.  Haven’t tried putting cream in the fridge so will definitely give that a go. x


   
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(@shell)
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Hi.  Glad you found this useful.  I was thinking cold showers as well but you already kinda of have that idea, with putting your feet in cold water.  Anything that cools your core e.g. eating ice lollies.  Do you take antihisthamines?  When I was younger, I used to call them my “itchy tablets”  Shell 🙂


   
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 Beth
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I’m stealing “itchy tablets” – love it!

I find hydrozyxine specifically really helpful for itching. But it’s only available on prescription. 

Beth


   
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(@polski)
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Interesting… I will ask my dr when i am next there as it would be useful to have some hydrozyxine at home.. thanks


   
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(@shell)
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Hi Beth

Glad you liked the “itchy tablets” quote…lol.

Shell 🙂


   
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(@purple-friend)
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I have just joined. I have found the less I moisturise the less I itch. I know it is considered necessary to moisturise especially a fairly new scar so I don’t know if I am doing the right thing or not. Has anyone else experienced this? 


   
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