Gill
...feeling frustrated Gill @gill4

Coping

I really hate this skin all over is red raw and never slept at all with it took all painkillers I could cold shower a couple through the night. Anyone got any ideas what else I could do. I look more slippy that an eel atm

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Lucy jo lucy
Lucy jo lucy @lucyjolucy

Same here I haven't slept with constant itching x


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Only thing that helps me when I itch all over is exfoliate in the shower with soap free wash and then moisturise and take anti histamines.


Gill
Gill @gill4

Jen I've only use dettmol 500 in shower and on two diff anti histamine.


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Gill when my skin was red raw and I was at my worst that's when I needed some medical help and doc put me on [..] and double dose of folic acid at the same time. It worked a treat. Skin almost cleared. After 4 months did bloodtests and had to stop [..] immediately because my liver couldn't handle it. Rather dangerous drug. But it worked.


Kelly
Kelly @Plum

Jen [..] never worked for me only got horrible side effects when I’m like you red raw I bath in coal tar even if it’s shampoo them put steroid cream on n loads of moogoo moisturiser it calms it down


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Sorry to hear its effecting your sleep Gill. I remember nights like that too well. Have you been able to see your dr or derm lately? May be in need of a new treatment plan. corticosteroids have helped me in the past to get things under control. I am now talking a holistic approach with dietary changes and supplememts, while weaning off the steriod cream. (down to 3x a week.) It has given me more relief than anything I tried. When I first decided to do an elimination diet, I was at my red raw worst. Quite severe. I felt pain relief in the first couple of days. Best thing I could have done. I hope you can find some relief soon!


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Ouch that sounds really painful, Gill 😴 I shower when I have flare ups too just to get the skin wet and stop it feeling so tight, but it always tightens right up again when I'm dry even with loads of moisturiser. I think I'd get straight down the dermatologists office and see what options you have available to you. It sounds very sore...


Gill
Gill @gill4

We at my derm appointment last week promise meet referal for light treatment and to start a tablet which I should had got last time but go know nothing. It really effecting my mood


Gill
Gill @gill4

Away back to go this afternoon three night very little sleep taking my support worker with me as feel they not listening to me if they was won't be this sore for close to a couple of months


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Oh Gill, I'm so sorry to hear. I do hope you feel better today? Did you go to your GP?


Gill
Gill @gill4

Yes but just to wait til appointment come through going to get me help to put creams on my back with is a great help as can't reach the area with disables


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

That is difficult. I hope you can find someone to help you Gill. There's nothing worse than trying to apply ointment on your back where you can't reach. Good luck :)


Gill
Gill @gill4

Thanks Michelle even tried using a metal spoon but still never worked


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Gill just a suggestion to apply cream to your back. I have a long handled shower brush and tie a damp face washer to it. Smear my cream or moisturiser on it. It's not ideal but works most the time


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Now that was a good plan Jen. I hope it will work for you too Gill. :)


Gill
Gill @gill4

Cheer Jen will give it a try


Carolyn
Carolyn @carolyn947

Gill I had the same! I went on to a dairy/meat free diet and in 2 months my rash has almost disappeared.I still eat fish but my diet is mainly plant based now -such sweet relief!


Joyce
Joyce @joyce13

Flaym, has been a blessing to me....I believe that most of my health issues is coming from my gut....I'm going on lifestyle change, plant base, fish, lil chicken, probiotics, calcium, vit d, omega 3, water filter on shower and sink, among some other helpful things I've learned here. ..you all hav been a blessing. Now off to my new Journey!


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Oh Joyce let us know how you get on!



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