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Old 04-23-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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guess the OP is better since there has been no update nor response to people attempting to help
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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guess the OP is better since there has been no update nor response to people attempting to help
That's what I think as she's been posting on other threads.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I am going to add a note as my experience might help someone else. About six years ago I was diagnosed with Atopic Excema. What makes it different is that it moves. One day it may be the arms, the next the back or leg. It generally most intense at night. It can present as several forms: such as rash, flake, blisters, pimples and Shingles. It is an intense itch that scratching does not help. It is the type of itch that makes me want to pop blisters and literly take a knie and cut out the itch. Summer is worse than winter. High humidity is worse that low humidity.

AE is a child's disease from a mother who has allergies. And yes, older adults do get it. I am a liviing testamonial that is a horrible skin disease with ho cure. Living with it means you find what works. for you. Laundry soaps and body products without tar, alchol, wood products or lye seem to help the most. I found it at Trader Joe's. I use a no scent natural fabric softner from Bounce. I also use a potassium salt that is eco-friendly in the water softner. I found more relief with 300 or highter thread count Egyptian sheets (its softer) and thick fluffy cotton towels.

I spent $6K and drove 700 miles to find a doctor who finally diagnosed it. My particular answer is Zyrtec and steroids as needed, plus I moved back to the area where I was born and raised. I moved back 3 years ago. Yes I still itch, but the episodes are farther apart; I rarelu used steroids this past winter. I do not know what summer will bring as sweat sets off a vicious cycle.

The bottom line: An itch can take many forms and be caused by a wide range of things. Most family doctors miss AE in adults because it is genearlly seen in infants and yoinger children.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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Hi everybody my cheek is itching it doesnt have any bump, pimple, nothing its just only one side of cheek is itching it looks like normal skin i dont use any cosmetic or creams because i have sensitive skin and its not neural my cheek is itching not because im stresful, nervous its just itching for no reason i dont know why if you have any ideas please tell me what this could be thank you very much
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I am not a doctor; I did not play one on TV. I, too, have extremely sensitive skin. What I suggest you try is an antihistamine like Zyrtec and Gold Bond Anti-itch cream. I have a ton of problems with allergic reactions to most drugs. I use the childrens liquid Zertec - which gives me a choice of how much I ingest.

If the zyrtec and Gold Bond does not give you any relief do see a skin doctor. Most family doctors don't deal with skin diseases or diagnose it very well. It is easy to spend a small fortune of stuff that does not work. If you are in Missouri call Dr.Roller at Columbia. He takes emergency patients and he can actually diagnose weird skin problems.

I eventually wound up with Medrol, a steroid, and two topical creams, one of which is a steroid. And I switched every soap from dishes and laundry to shower and shampoo to natural. I have very little luck with most of the stuff sold in grocery stores and pharmacies, but I do very well with Trader Joe's natural products.

Good luck to you.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I had trouble with my face and arms itching and couldn't figure out why. It turns out I had developed an allergy to red dye in food.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:26 PM
 
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I am a male and I have had severe itching on my face as well.. didn't have any distictive reason.. but when I read STRESS !! I have been under 100000 times more stess in the last year than ever in my life and was wondering if it could be causing it.. I also look and see basically nothing different in my skin.. but I do have one spot on side of cheek that is a bit discolored and almost scaley and itches and the hair isn't growing there now... any answers please send response to [email]dugbok@aol.com[/email]. Thanks all. !
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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Could your skin just be dry, have you put some good lotion on it?
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Dugbok, the spot may be a sebhorreic keratosis. Try taking 1 zyrtec at night. I had generalized itching, had a lot of allergy tests but they couldn't find anything. Doc told me to take the zyrtec and it worked. Generic version is half the price.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Dugbok, the spot may be a sebhorreic keratosis. Try taking 1 zyrtec at night. I had generalized itching, had a lot of allergy tests but they couldn't find anything. Doc told me to take the zyrtec and it worked. Generic version is half the price.
If you have a Costco or BJ's, you can get their brand for a fraction of what you'd pay for the name brand in a pharmacy. I think I paid $19.99 for a bottle of 300.

The stuff is awesome. My endodontist even included it in her recommendation when she did my bone grafting - to keep my sinuses from being impacted by the surgery (it's hay fever and while I don't have any severe airborne allergies, everyone gets the sniffles around here this time of year).

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