19 Jul 07:35
I'm curious, anyone tried over the counter anti-histamine tablets as a way to combat the itchiness from P?
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
19 Jul 07:40
Yes James all the time. You have to change brands after 4 weeks or so because they stop being effective after a while.
19 Jul 07:55
Sounds promising, I'll try some today. I can use creams fine at home but my job in social care involves sleepovers where that's less convenient. This will make things easier :)
19 Jul 08:05
Lemon works great for my P. Although I don't itch, I still apply lemon before applying my coal tar and turmeric paste. It's looking good.
19 Jul 08:21
Yes James I have to take them. I've tried not taking them for a month but the itching in my ears became unbearable. So went back on them this week and the itch is much better. I've never tried putting lemon in my ears I've been too scared.
19 Jul 08:31
I do use lemon but it takes me a while to go round every spot. It's not difficult though, and in some ways, even relaxing, in my own place. Not so much in some service users places. It can be a problem if I'm working with someone on the spectrum for example, they can adversly react to certain stimuli, smell being one. Popping a pill is just much easier.
19 Jul 08:34
My coal tar smell for about 2 minutes only then nothing after that. I can't even smell myself but yes, the pill is much easier. :)
19 Jul 09:04
I haven't tried it James but having seen what a difference histamine in the diet can make I would consider the tablets now if I needed them for major flares and stuff like that. My son had a reaction to Piriton though so I would try the other type if I took them, he probably gets his sensitivities from me!
19 Jul 09:15
Hi James. My phototherapy nurse told me to use unbranded cetirizine hydrochloride - same ingredients as branded but abut 75p a box instead of pounds. Good luck x
19 Jul 09:43
Yep that's the one my son had instead of Piriton and he was fine with that one...
19 Jul 09:51
Okay cool, as you're both in the UK too I shouldn't have too much trouble finding it.
19 Jul 11:35
Just popped along to a famous UK high street chemist that's actually only half a chemist, a semi chemist if you will. They're doing 2 boxes of cetrizine hydrochloride for a quid fifty :)
20 Jul 14:47
I had more luck with straightforward acqeous cream
20 Jul 15:52
Derek, I use similar when it was just plaque P I had but since also getting guttae the itching has gotten way worse so I need something further.
25 Jul 01:52
Try fresh lemon juice...takes the itch away...Clint on Flaym highly recommended it...try it ,I did and am glad I did..⚘
25 Jul 03:53
Yes. It works for me. I even take Benadryl at night and it really helps!
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