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Old 01-05-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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In the past few weeks, when I lie down on my bed, my back itches like crazy. But after 10 minutes or so it goes away, and it never happens again all night.

Also, when I sit down in my car, my lower back itches a lot for the first few minutes.

Any idea why this happens?? It's been unusually cold lately, but I don't know if that's the reason. Also it never happened before and I'm over 40. It never happens when standing. It's only when my clothes are pressed against my back.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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It sounds like it's the presence of increased circulation to those areas which is increased with the changes in posture.

This could reflect capillary changes. Hopefully you don't have diabetes or are a smoker, who have circulatory issues.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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It sounds like it's the presence of increased circulation to those areas which is increased with the changes in posture.

This could reflect capillary changes. Hopefully you don't have diabetes or are a smoker, who have circulatory issues.
Thanks, I never thought of that before.
I am not diabetic or smoker.

I wonder if washing my skin with a hard loofah pad will help.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Coldness brings dryer air and when you sit or lay for awhile you cut off air circulation temporarily and that causes the itching.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I use eucerin calming itch relief cream on my back at night and it helps, plus the cold dry wather makes your skin itchy too. I have the same problems. I also keep a wooden back scratcher by my bed side LOL. Exfoliating your skin helps too. drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin too.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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I wonder if washing my skin with a hard loofah pad will help.
Yes, I think it would. But be sure to moisturize after. If you have access to a steam room, that's helpful too----heat without the drying effects of a tub or shower.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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using baby oil on you r skin right after you shower helps as well. St. Ives body wash, aveeno and dove are the only body washes that don't dry out my skin. I use St. Ives the most though.
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