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Itchy wrists

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greeneone12 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:04:39

Hi All

I have DD 8MO who is always rubbing the inside of her wrists on her body, my body, the pram straps and anything else! Steroid cream and other emmolients do nothing. Any ideas? I am at my wits end seeing her scratch all the time.

Thanks in advance.

K999 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:05:36

Does she have eczema?

TimeForAValium Thu 23-Jun-11 21:08:01


usualsuspect Thu 23-Jun-11 21:09:44

Scabies is common on wrists

MynamesMikeIswimlikeafish Thu 23-Jun-11 21:12:09

Yes agree about scabies. Have a look and see if you can see any little lines (burrow marks) especially on her wrists and between her fingers.

greeneone12 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:12:37

Sorry she does have eczema - and we try and control it with cream but nothing seems to help her wrists sad I just can't bear to watch her scratch anymore.

greeneone12 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:13:14

Doctor has seen her and didn't mention scabies...

K999 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:15:39

Try mits. We had to do this with dd2 and it worked.

greeneone12 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:16:58

She pulls them off sad Having googled scabies it seems very likely it's that but doctor didn't recognise it.

K999 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:19:32

Mits, pair of socks up to elbows, babygro over that and then another pair of mits over that....that's what I had to do with dd2 as she pulled mits off....

MynamesMikeIswimlikeafish Thu 23-Jun-11 21:22:03

You can buy scabies treatment otc but do take care if she has eczema as they can make it worse.

greeneone12 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:25:53

I am snow convinved it's scabies. I have been applying cream constantly and the itching still continues. Have been back and forward to the doctor constantly and all they keep saying is use more cream. I might get some over the counter and use it on her wrists and see what happens. Thank you!

TimeForAValium Thu 23-Jun-11 23:59:02

You need to apply the cream over every part of her up to her neck, and wash everything.

greeneone12 Fri 24-Jun-11 07:11:24

I might have to go back to the doctors as she has eczema and don't want to make that worse!

TimeForAValium Fri 24-Jun-11 10:28:11

Have you tried Aveeno for the eczema? It's amazing stuff.

greeneone12 Fri 24-Jun-11 12:39:51

Yes I have but it doesn't stop the itching sad and she pulls her mits off now!

TimeForAValium Fri 24-Jun-11 13:13:13

My ds only has a little and says the Aveeno stings initially, but it clears it in two days. It's the green one with oatmeal. Nothing worse than being itchy. Poor little thing. Best of luck with it.

sneezecakesmum Fri 24-Jun-11 22:06:08

A skin scraping by the doc (dont know if GP will do this though) but a good microscope will show mites. (scabies) If steroid creams dont work I would ask for this test. The cream to treat is a head to toe affair so localised cream wont help.

greeneone12 Sat 25-Jun-11 18:57:51

We are not on steroid creams yet which I guess is good. Doctors say her skin isn't that bad but she does always go at her wrists and ankles sad

sneezecakesmum Sun 26-Jun-11 12:35:59

It does sound as though a mild steroid cream is needed but its only used occasionally and for a very short period just to keep it under control. May be worth a try via the GP.

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