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I have had a skin condition for almost 6 years. I went to many doctors before I got a diagnosis. I have tunid lupus. It is confined to the skin but it itches terribly and is very annoying to say the least. I take plaquenl, ranitidine and atarax when I am having an episode. The sun is very harmful and I live in the deep south so it can be quite a problem. Have you been tested for lupus? My dermatologist diagnosed me and then referred me to a rheumatologist. I see them about every 6 months. Systemic and discoid lupus can also cause skin problems. Tumid lupus is not as bad as the others.
However, I do have the fatigue that goes along with it. I use a cream called Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1%. It is just about the only thing that will give me some relief from the itching. My doctor also said that for some reason that itching is always worse at night and I agree.
I hope this information will help you. Good luck. I know how you feel.