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Up all night bloody itching

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iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 06:08:02

Heeelllpp. I have been up all night scratching my scalp and face and have just had a cool shower to try to help. It started last week when I stayed in a hotel and has been getting worse with last night being hell.
It's driving me mad. I thought it was from an irritant from either a facial at the hotel or new cleanser I no longer use but how would that affect my scalp?
What on earth can I use to stop the bloody itching?
Actually I've got a few itchy bumps on my hands too. Small red ones. Aaarrrrggghh.

P1nkP0ppy Tue 01-Nov-16 06:14:02

Hate to ask op but could it be bed bugs from the hotel? Particularly because it's worse at night 😳
Pharmacy visit first thing might be good idea, poor you.

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 06:17:39

Oh crap, that's horrifying. How can I tell? I'll have a google.

Cucumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 06:25:30

Have you tried piriton

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 06:30:14

Cucumber, I'm so tired I didn't even think of that! Thank you, off to raid the medicine box now.

Cucumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 06:31:35

Is your face scalp too dry? Try having oils in tablet form

I find anything more annoying at night. Athletes foot for example.

Could be an allergic reaction? You might just have dermatitis or nits. Psoriasis or ringworm.

Cucumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 06:32:28

Piriton is a good first step

abeandhalo Tue 01-Nov-16 06:46:33

You could try TGel shampoo but it's bloody expensive considering it might not work for this!

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 06:51:21

I tried T gel sad

Will pop to the pharmacist before work this morning.

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 06:52:17

It's actually itchy in my ear. IN MY EAR. Wtf?

waitingforgodot Tue 01-Nov-16 06:56:08

Hopefully piriton works. Could be allergy to pillows in hotel? I had this with a conditioner. They had changed the formula but as a result I was scratching my scalp constantly

Cucumber5 Tue 01-Nov-16 06:59:01

Do you think you might have something I your ear?

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 07:08:09

Oh bloody hell cucumber, that's grossed me out a little, lol confused. I really hope not!

Frusso Tue 01-Nov-16 07:23:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 08:23:02

Thanks everyone. Pharmacist gave me antihistamine and a cooling gel for my face. Watch this space!

dannyglick Tue 01-Nov-16 12:02:15

I had itching on hands and between fingers, and it was scabies (contracted in healthcare workplace).
If no improvement with your self-medicating, see your GP for a diagnosis.

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 14:59:29

Thanks Danny, will do. The cooling gel went back in its box. I obviously have open sores around my eyes and it burned!! Ow!

dannyglick Tue 01-Nov-16 15:17:34

Could it be shingles, OP?

iloveroastpotatoes Tue 01-Nov-16 16:13:07

I don't think so Danny, it's all over my face and scalp not just one half of me.

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