12 Mar 10:35
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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12 Mar 11:07
Same here I haven't slept with constant itching x
12 Mar 13:06
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.
12 Mar 13:43
Jen I've only use dettmol 500 in shower and on two diff anti histamine.
12 Mar 13:50
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.
12 Mar 15:49
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
12 Mar 16:45
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!
12 Mar 18:12
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...
12 Mar 18:23
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
13 Mar 11:32
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
14 Mar 05:58
Oh Gill, I'm so sorry to hear. I do hope you feel better today? Did you go to your GP?
14 Mar 08:08
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
14 Mar 08:14
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 :)
14 Mar 08:30
Thanks Michelle even tried using a metal spoon but still never worked
14 Mar 09:57
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
14 Mar 11:39
Now that was a good plan Jen. I hope it will work for you too Gill. :)
14 Mar 22:23
Cheer Jen will give it a try
16 Mar 14:31
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!
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