Sonia
...feeling frustrated Sonia @summerdressenvy

Itch

More recently, I’ve woken myself up in the middle of the night with my itching and I can’t stop - effects me getting back to sleep - and eventually I’ve itched my entire body - over and over - any tips on what to do when it happens again?

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Peter
Peter @peter5300

what are you doing to manage your P ? because there are a lot of things but i would recommend Lemon , it stopped my itch touch a few days but it stopped


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Sonia, Have you though about Diet/lifestyle changes? This can reduce the itch and make inflammation subside to a degree,get better , I wish you well


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Peter - I’m currently using a steroid cream plus as much other moisturizer to reduce the dryness - moisturizer has tea tree oil in it to help with the itch. It helps during the day but at night it seems uncontrollable and the itch is relentless. How do you use the lemon?


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

John - I’ve tried to incorporate as much healthy eating habits into my diet as possible. Halloween set me back big time - so many yummy treats - but I’m trying to dig out from under the candy rush over the last week and getting back in track. I try to avoid gluten where possible, usually try to reduce my sugars and stay hydrated. If you have any tips to help with diet, let me know why has worked for you.


Patricia
Patricia @pasttyann

Im on hydroxyzine it help itch and sleep it say take one but i do take 2 and moisture my body with CerVa moisterazation it cools it down


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Sonia,Potentially bad foods for us, gluten, wheat, breads,sugar ,sweetners,potatoes unless sweet potatoes,paprika,peppers,eggplants,smoking, alcohol,caffeine,glucose,fructose,all dairy including cheeses,milk,butter, spreads etc,all sauces of any kind including mayos, ketchups ,dressings,all sweets deserts etc, fizzy drinks ,citrus fruits, processed meats, old meats, pork and beef,packet items ,tins, jars cartoned juices etc as these have stabilizers additives aswell as sugars and salt, limit salt,fast foods junk foods,fried foods, yogurts unless dairy free,tap water unless filtered first i do have decaf coffee no sugar or milk, 2 litres/liters of filtered or bottled water a day, all salads no peppers or tomatoes,all veggies no potatoes unless sweet potatoes, chicken ,turkey ,venison or lamb but vegan is more ideal,I have nuts daily unsalted, almonds, walnuts,hazlenuts unsalted though some can be affected by nuts,I do have fruits by try limit them which is not easy for me, i have blueberries- anti oxidant , melon,bananas, necterines, peaches and pears though these do contain sugar, sugar is bad for us and i went cold turkey with giving up that last year, i have turmeric very often almost daily as this is a great anti inflammatory which is natural, i have garlic ,ginger in my diet regularly , I have great joints and skin is not angry, less inflammation, What people have to remember is Sonia, is more inflammation of toxins one puts in this can lead to more problems like lupus,fibromyalgia , psa, dry eye syndrome aswell as more problems just by constantly putting toxins in daily,Over 2 years ago i was dropping things, asking ladies to undo my bottle tops and then i used grips to get them open,i was getting more weight on, feeling generally crap, i could go on just because i was eating rubbish daily,I look back on it and think why i was eating all this crap,i did eat good stuff aswell but was a chocoholic,sugar junky, all thats in the past, i do let my hair down from time to time but not too much,my health is important to me now, I wish you well Sonia :)


Peter
Peter @peter5300

hi i take a fresh lemon slice and i rub or massage the juice into my skill burns sometimes and after a few seconds no burn and so on , i put it on 2 times a day after i shower


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

John Darts Vader - clever name by the way ... thanks for sharing your food experience with me. I do have a long way to go if I plan to eliminate and reduce all those “inflammatory” foods you mentioned. I’m on it and will do my very best to walk a healthy nutritious road.


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

Patti - thanks for sharing. I break the bank with the amount of moisturizer I put on daily. It’s like my second job but I have to pay for it rather then getting paid! lol


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

your welcome, Yes never a hurry to make changes even some changes Sonia, This is my original name as when i came here 2 years ago thank you :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Food a good idea to try, and some people discuss with their GP using antihistamines for itching


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Sonia I too spent a fortune on moisturizers,till I came here and virgin cold pressed coconut oil,a Lille goes along way,$ 5 dollars in Woolworths,so I use this and 1 p recent cortisone cream and voila no itch



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Sonia @summerdressenvy
Toronto, ON, Canada

Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Zia, Cousin, Neighbour, Friend ... who I am to the most important people in my life. Living with Psoriasis day by day with hope in my heart.



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