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Itchy Skin

(6 Posts)
charliebear78 Thu 06-Jul-17 10:44:00

I am putting this out there for any advice-it is my mum not me who is experiencing this.
For the last few months she has suffered with itching-everywhere but mainly on her stomach and legs.
No change in wash powder etc.
She has been to the Docs for other things lately and had bloods and urine done(she had a UTI and was given a course of AntiBs
Her iron was low and Cholesterol high.
She did mention the itching and was given some cream but this is not really working and now she is coming out in red lumps.
Any ideas?
She is going back to the Docs-but asking on here as getting my mum to go in the first place is difficult-she is 75 and tbh never been ill much in her life and is of the mind set that she will mend herself!

littlemissneela Thu 06-Jul-17 10:54:13

I can sympathise with your mum, as I have really itchy skin. I find taking antihistamines can help. Try using a soothing shower gel, and not have the shower too hot. I tried some from my gp but to be honest they didn't work any better than Boots/Tesco/Sainsburys own brand. There are two different main ingredients (Loratadine and Certrizine or someting like that) and I tend to go between them if one stops working.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Thu 06-Jul-17 10:58:13

Fairy the bastards changed the scent in their washing liquids, and I am allergic to it after 15 years of this being the only one I could use..... Check the washing powder hasn't got a "new scent" label somewhere. I thought I was allergic to something new until I read about it on MN, checked the bottle and there it was. FFS.

Any chance its a heat rash? Allergic to a new nightie?

littlemissneela Thu 06-Jul-17 11:35:27

Erm just reread my post, and its own brand antihistamine and not shower gel I was on about grin

littlemissneela Thu 06-Jul-17 11:35:50

Erm just reread my post, and its own brand antihistamine and not shower gel I was on about grin

Teaformeplease Thu 06-Jul-17 11:43:46

Has she had her thyroid function checked?
Lumps do sound like hives though and an anti histamine tablet might help. You can get cheap ones from pound shops.

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