Michelle
...feeling happy Michelle @michelle1021

Itch

Hi everyone. Is it just me or do you also start itching after you had a hot bath? I hate itching but when I get out of the tub and dry myself the itching start and oh boy...what a feeling. I can't stop scratching.

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Chris
Chris @Chris70

Hot baths are not recommended from what I've read , I have a mild warm one moisturise myself before I get it then after seems to react less that way.....well for me


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Hi Michelle, rainy day again in our part of the world but still good.
Although my P is very small I still only have warm showers and baths.
The cooler we keep out bodies, I think the better.
Iced Rooibos Tea for me, summer or winter.
Have a magic day everyone and enjoy 🌹


Charmaine
Charmaine @cpather

Yep Michelle, I know the feeling. Try to moisturise as quick as possible. It does take away the urge to scratch.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Yep me! I generally don't have baths now but take showers instead because of this. I could really notice the plaques getting red too with the heat.


 john, Psoriasis terminator
john, Psoriasis terminator @chewbacca

i rememer having baths years ago and getting out looking like i been prodded all over with a red hot poker :)


Khmera
Khmera @khmera1

Try bathing with aqueous cream


 john, Psoriasis terminator
john, Psoriasis terminator @chewbacca

i used that stuff aqueous years ago and used over recent months,months ago made it worse, i stopped it and things improved, parrifin does not like me and dont let smokers around you if you are covered in this cream ,beware its flammablelike e45 creams also,a lot of people had their properties go up in flames with parrifin based products ,what helps one may not help another, we are all different i know thanks


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

parrifin? nooooo. I won't even try that. Years ago I tried break fluid (my uncle had psoriasis as well and when he went to the army he used that on his legs and it went away. Up to day it is gone.) but it burned the crap out of me so please don't even try it. I'd rather stay with my [....] and try to eat healthy


Steve
Steve @cartermac13

No matter what, my skin is extremely dry after any type of shower hot or warm, I always have to use lotion as soon as I dry off!


 john, Psoriasis terminator
john, Psoriasis terminator @chewbacca

my skin was generally good when i used to shower with softened water , if you have hard scaley water ,this can aggrivate it, i used to use a shower filter,that used to help but, cant use it in my house as thereis no pressure, you can buy them cheap on ebay ,like a bottle you attatch on your shower hose ,works like a jug water filter,you will notice the difference over time with this :)


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

I use Aloë Vera after a hot shower or bath. When taking a bath I found a good remedy. It's an organic starch (yes for clothes) that is also good for the skin. When I dissolve about 50 gr of that in a bath my skin feels wonderwel :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Reuben, the starch you are using, I think I know what you are talking about as many years ago I used a starch which people use to iron clothes with....? something like that.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Michelle I do think it's the heat. I do have a very hot bath when I bathe. I can find that my skin can get itchy. I don't have psoriasis to scratch though. It helps that I have lots of oil of any sort in my bath.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Ruben I am big on Aloe Vera too. Great stuff and natural too. I have never heard of starch. That is a totally new one to this momma... Thanks.


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

Indeed, they can't advertise it because of legal matters, but it's marked on the box that it's good for the skin. It's starch from Remy. A white cardboard box with blue print.
If you look at dutchexpatshop for Remy you'll find it. Can't post the direct link here ;)


Lorna Penner
Lorna Penner @lornapenner

Mitchell which cannabis soap? there are many. hot bath is no good for "P" teped shower or bath best.


Harold
Harold @harold

The hotter the bath, the drier your skin becomes and the heat also induces an inflammatory reaction & so the itch starts. Best to avoid hot baths & apply moisturiser immediately while your skin is wet or moist.


Harold
Harold @harold

reading Nan195's comment & mention of rooibos tea (truly South African product, marketed in other countries as "Bush Tea, Red Busk Tea, KoiSan Tea) I was told many years ago by someone to take 1 Rooibos teabag & wet soak it in 1 tablespoon of boiling water & letting it steep for 5 - 6 minutes. Then squeeze the tea into a tub of aqueous cream & stir it well in and use that as a moisturiser. It was quite effective in reducing itching.


Rita
Rita @rita

I love hot baths too but unfortunately it dries out the skin too much. Short, not too hot, showers are the best. When drying yourself, don't rub but pat. Moisturize within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower, using a non-perfumed natural moisturizer (I use 85% aloe vera).


Rita
Rita @rita

My scalp is pretty itchy these days too. It doesn't help that we're heating in the house (live in Canada - 1st winter storm tonight). What helps me is moisturizing the scalp to the extent possible with my aloe vera cream mixed with a few drops of frankincense. Part the hair with a comb, rub the cream in. It doesn't show that I have cream on my scalp because the hair covers it.


Lorna Penner
Lorna Penner @lornapenner

I never slept all night because I was scratching all night...my back and legs--OH..just hate it and I'm so irritable--at about 4;00 a.m. I took my nightie off its a kinda silky,nylon top--after that I was fine and slept a little--then its time to get up,,so wear soft cotton clothing--its the best--NO fragrace and I use laundry detergent called 7th generation plus add vinegar to my rinse water.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Hi Michelle, I find I am the same. I have also found dabbing apple cider vinegar on spots really helps ease the itch!
Jenny, unfortunately yes, psoriasis effect Anxiety, Depression and Sleep. I also tried the UV treatment years ago. I had to travel over 2 hours there and back 3x a week. It helped some--but just couldn't continue traveling that much with work and 2 little ones.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Jenny I am no doctor, but I think any autoimmune dis-ease can cause anxiety, depression and sleep issues. My solution is always to get to the root cause. I healed myself with my diet and lifestyle and thought renewal. Many of us on this site are doing a cleanse/reboot in the New Year. No guarantees that this will help, but it is worth a shot. I tend to do it every year, kind of like fasting off all that I might have indulged in. You can message me, or anyone can, if you want to do it with us as a group. Take care.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Jenny. The itching might be intolerable but once you start scratching... it's such a nice feeling that you don't want to stop. lol. I know how it feels to have P on your scalp. Thats how I know my P is getting worse. I don't use any scented products. Zilch. Even my toilet paper is plain white non-scented. Here you will find advice in which shampoo to use and soap and I wish you best of luck my friend.


Lynn
Lynn @lynnb366

Jenny, look into a Natural wash that is organic. No chemicals whatsoever. There are a couple different companies I get my stuff from. If you would like to know them private message me or look me up on fb. That goes for anyone, but unfortunately I don’t know when a couple if them will be able to ship overseas so anyone on the United States is what I should say. Unfair I know, but I could try to help in any way possible if need be.


Gail
Gail @velvetdreams

My dermatologist says to use Dove for sensitive skin and it's helped me a lot . I also use HPR Plus cream which is amazing !


chrissy24
chrissy24 @chrissy24

I use Childs Farm baby wash and moisturiser, it's helped me a lot


Lorna Penner
Lorna Penner @lornapenner

My derm suggested Aveeno active naturals--itch relief--am using that on my legs with elastic tube hose and it keeps me from scratching but during the night if I get itchy then I pull down my stockings and apply more cream and pull up my stockings again also use Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion for sensitive skin for my back--it seems to be helping but my skin need change every now & then. I don`t have P on my scalp so I don`t have any advice for that.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Lorna that sounds like quite the process. I do hope that things change for you in 2018. It's a tough go for your. Hang in there.



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