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Hi annarayne!

Quote from annarayne:
my doctor had told me that because of the break out, my skin would be hyper sensitive for a few months afterwards.. well, my skin is still hyper sensitive! after i come out of the shower... i'm red all over, and it takes hours for it to go away. it's like my skin has a rash.. of otc cream that really works well? sometimes at night all i'm doing is itching and i can't sleep because it itches so bad.. it's very annoying..

I'm sorry you have to go through this crazy itching! A pharmacist suggested I try Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream when I began itching with hives and it really has helped. This cream contains Calamine lotion and comes in a small tube.

The other thing that has helped me is that when I went to see an allergist (still don't know the results of the blood tests he ordered), he prescribed Allegra and hydroxyzine - a night-time antihistamine syrup to stop itching and encourage sleep. These medications plus the use of a Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream has helped a great deal to settle things down.

If your skin doesn't itch less with the cream & OTC antihistamines, then it might be wise to see either an allergist or a dermatologist for a prescription medication.

Best wishes.