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Old 03-12-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Itchiness cured

I had been struggling with itchiness from head to toe for two months. My symptoms have gone away after about a week, thanks to my doctor. He recommended the following.

1. Take cooler showers (as cool as you can tolerate), and apply baby oil ($3.50 for a big bottle) to the itchy areas immediately after showering and before drying. Pat your skin dry gently, and don't rub the towel over your skin.

2. Use a humidifier to keep room relative humidity at 55-60%. I bought a Crane. It works very well and is nearly silent.

3. Use hydrocortisone 2.5% cream on problem areas as needed. This requires a prescription. I only needed to use it once or twice.

Thanks doc!

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