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I've ripped all the skin off my feet and big patches on legs and arms. What can I make them do?

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SchrodingersMew Fri 19-Aug-11 15:51:22

I have another thread on here about itching and being tested for Obsetric Cholestasis. My results came back normal but I still have this itching.

It is everywhere and I am starting to fear for myself with it.

My feet are bandaged as I have taken patches of skin about 2 inches long and an inch thick missing from both feet. My legs and arms and hands are all bloody.

I'm not sleeping. Last night was the longest I have slept and I still woke up through the night itching and woke up this morning with bloody hands.

They said I need to wait for a dermatologist appointment but yesterday said I might go crazy before I actually get one.

I've already had numerous problems through this pregnancy, is there nothing they can do? Am I actually going to be left like this even though I am obviously causing great distress to myself ripping all of my skin off?

Please someone help.

Jesus Mew that sounds horrific. Poor you.
Get to your GP and don't leave till they do something.
I've got no advice, but wanted to offer support. Do you have other symptoms?

SchrodingersMew Fri 19-Aug-11 16:17:02

I've been to my GP the other day. sad All anyone has done is give me Eurax cream (that burns) or anti histamines (that don't work)

I don't think I have any other symptoms... I don't even have a rash. sad

chaosisawayoflife Fri 19-Aug-11 16:34:34

Could you go to a & e and demand treatment from there? It sounds hideous and you shouldn't be left to wait for a referral in that state.

SchrodingersMew Fri 19-Aug-11 16:37:46

I thought about that, but what more could they do?

I really don't think they are going to take how serious this is.

They seen yesterday I have big patches of skin missing and I am basically just being told I just have to cope with it... But I can't.

A&E will take it seriously. I went at 28 weeks for something wrong with my eye and I saw an ophthalmology consultant the next day. And it wasn't even my NHS Trust.
Go and see them. You shouldn't be left like this. It's stressing you out and stress is not good in pregnancy. There'll be someone they can page/get you referred to v quickly.

SchrodingersMew Fri 19-Aug-11 17:15:53

I've now come up in hundreds of bumps on my inner thigh, I thought they were bumps from scratching but they're definitely not. confused

VaginaPuddleduck Fri 19-Aug-11 17:17:44

A and E. Now.

Let us know how it goes.

SchrodingersMew Fri 19-Aug-11 17:20:00

I wont have money to get there until later tonight. :'(

Surely they would take me more seriously than the maternity dept though? Not wanting to sound completely selfish but when in Maternity it feels as long as the baby is okay then nothing else matters. sad

thestringcheeseincident Fri 19-Aug-11 17:22:39

You poor thing.
Agree A&E and don't leave until they can help you.
I had itching and it's mentally crippling too.
I got them to knock me out with t he antihistamine, it was the only way to not scratch.

Mew - A&E. NOW.
it's likely it's nothing serious, but it could be a sign of a couple of other things. Go and be safe.
(now, I am not posting this to scare you, but I thought it might help. skin conditions in pregnancy

Where are you Mew? I can ring a taxi firm local to you and pay for a can to get you there. Do you have other DCs you need to get looked after?

Clearly a can won't get you to a&e, but a cab might smile

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Fri 19-Aug-11 17:27:54

smile at Jennifer's can and her kindness.

nickelbabe Fri 19-Aug-11 17:28:23

sorry you're feeling crap sad

i agree A&E as well - if you spend another night like that, you could do yourself a proper injury.

SchrodingersMew Fri 19-Aug-11 17:41:00

Thanks everyone. smile

My friend has just came round and is literally dragging me to A+E.

And Jennifer thank you so much for the offer. It was a very very lovely gesture!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Fri 19-Aug-11 17:42:43

Will you let us know how you get on, SchrodingersMew?

Good for mew 's friend smile
You're very welcome. I just have poxy eczema and I know how much that drives me mad.
Let us know how you get on smile x

BookcaseFullofBooks Fri 19-Aug-11 17:45:12

They gave me a medication called Ursofalk when I had this. It must be treated so demand help. Good luck xxx

SchrodingersMew Sat 20-Aug-11 08:13:52

Hi, sorry for taking so long to get back.

The GP still thinks it's OC and it's just been too early to test my bloods so he wants them re tested.

He also said my foot is infected from where I have taken the skin away and has given me steroid/antibiotic cream which a family member is running over to the pharmacy to get me right now.

Here's hoping it works!

And thank you everyone again. smile

Good mew are you feeling a bit more positive? Hope you got some sleep last night. Get that cream slapped on and get your feet up x

SchrodingersMew Sat 20-Aug-11 12:54:43

Feeling slightly better. Started putting the cream on this morning and it seems to be working a little.

Still didn't get too much sleep last night, my family are saying they're hearing me moaning and almost screaming loudly in the night. confused I wake myself up moaning while I'm clawing but didn't think I was that loud!

Oeisha Sat 20-Aug-11 13:02:13

Not much help with the actual itching, but I ended up gaffa-taping oven gloves to DH's hands overnight a few weeks back. He had a severe allergic reaction allover (literally allover too) and was very itchy.
Good luck schrodinger

SchrodingersMew Sat 20-Aug-11 13:05:11

Oeisha My friends have actually been trying to get me to do that for days. grin It would stop me sleeping at all though and if I did I would manage to get out of them somehow.

Thanks. smile And hope your DP was okay!

Oeisha Sat 20-Aug-11 17:54:12

Yes, thank you, he is. Took some hefty steroids and about 2wks of antihistamines but he's not bright pink and itchy now.

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