James
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Itch

I'm curious, anyone tried over the counter anti-histamine tablets as a way to combat the itchiness from P?

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Jen
Jen @jen1984

Yes James all the time. You have to change brands after 4 weeks or so because they stop being effective after a while.


James
James @ferns

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 :)



Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

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.


Bev
Bev @bev43

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.


James
James @ferns

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.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

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. :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

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!


Jayne
Jayne @jaynemaber

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


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Yep that's the one my son had instead of Piriton and he was fine with that one...


James
James @ferns

Okay cool, as you're both in the UK too I shouldn't have too much trouble finding it.


James
James @ferns

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 :)


Derek
Derek @ZaBiker

I had more luck with straightforward acqeous cream


James
James @ferns

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.


Jill
Jill @jilliemac

Try fresh lemon juice...takes the itch away...Clint on Flaym highly recommended it...try it ,I did and am glad I did..⚘


Doreen
Doreen @doreen26

Yes. It works for me. I even take Benadryl at night and it really helps!



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