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  • Itchy Spot

    I have a spot on my back that itches very frequently. Doesn't correspond to anything I can tell - it will itch just as badly after I've scrubbed the heck out of it. Tonight it's itching and the area is bigger. This has been going on for more than a year - maybe a couple. I never think to ask the doctor but it's really annoying.

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  • #2
    Did you google "chronic itching"? If not, here's a link http://www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Ev...ronic_itch.asp
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    • #3
      I would add: "see the doctor for itchy spot" to your do-to list.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Scrawly View Post
        I would add: "see the doctor for itchy spot" to your do-to list.
        Can't - not until I manage 'get a job'.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
          Did you google "chronic itching"? If not, here's a link http://www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Ev...ronic_itch.asp
          Interesting. thanks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
            Can't - not until I manage 'get a job'.
            You can still add it to the list in the meantime, so you don't forget for next time.

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            • #7
              Try putting eucerin or Vaseline pruritis is a pain or an itch... Eesh. My favorite for chronic itch is a pea sized amount of lanolin which numbs the nerves and moisturizes then add some medicated powder like Johnson's baby with zinc oxide.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                Try putting eucerin or Vaseline pruritis is a pain or an itch... Eesh. My favorite for chronic itch is a pea sized amount of lanolin which numbs the nerves and moisturizes then add some medicated powder like Johnson's baby with zinc oxide.
                I'll give them a try. Thanks!

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                • #9
                  To the readers who may be concerned that petroleum jelly may be too toxic,
                  try shea butter instead.
                  The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

                  [T]he truth Iím after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -ó Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                  • #10
                    I'm not sure what kind of contortionist you two think I am. Pea sized, nothing - I can't reach it to be that precise. But I'll still try it when I can.

                    Thus far medicated powder alone is mildly effective, I think.

                    Everything else requires buying stuff (can't yet).


                    FYI: the area isn't dry in appearance and has none of the

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                    • #11
                      Vaseline or petroleum jelly is about a dollar for a tub at dollar general or family dollar. Just get the generic.
                      A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                        Vaseline or petroleum jelly is about a dollar for a tub at dollar general or family dollar. Just get the generic.
                        I know - and will. But I can't yet. Yeah, really.

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                        • #13
                          So, I tried the medicated powder but it wasn't much help. Tried foot powder which did pretty good for a while but now it isn't doing quite as well.

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                          • #14
                            The menthol in foot powder tends to help. Do you have Vicks Vaporub? The moisture may help and the cooling effect of the menthol.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                              The menthol in foot powder tends to help. Do you have Vicks Vaporub? The moisture may help and the cooling effect of the menthol.
                              I can get some - gonna be interesting getting it on...


                              Thanks!

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