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Itchy hands and feet

Postby Hunterbonnie » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:37 pm

Hi. My husband has had Fibro for 8 years and just recently (last 6 weeks) has developed really severe itchy hands and feet. They are so bad that he feels the need to use some thing sharpe to deaden the itch. There are times that he itches so much he makes himself bleed. He takes antihistamines ( cetirezine) but has just changed to another one today( can't think of its name!!). Hope that this makes a difference. Does anyone else have problems with severe itching?? I would appreciate any help and/or advice. Cheers all xx
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby denys » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:31 am

I do the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet, ends up really hurting cos I've scratched it like mad :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: hope his antihistamines help :-D :-D
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby Flash » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:50 am

After washing my feet, I put E45 on them to stop them drying out. They didn't look dry but I noticed the creases along the sides of the soles getting deeper. It has stopped the itching totally.

A foot soak in warm salty water with a little tea tree will help the healing from the scratching. Tea tree will help prevent any fungus or germ getting into the sore areas.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby spencebel » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:31 pm

I had for ages very dry itchy patch on front of shin. Don't know if this would help you, i had tried all sorts even gp gave me steroid cream.Nothing worked,then i tried Doublebase, its a cream in a big tub with a pump dispenser.....It cleared it up, and it was a mess......... Now if it starts to itch,i put on the cream, and hey presto itch goes.... It works for me... Hope this helps
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby Hunterbonnie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:06 pm

Thank you every one for your advice. Going to try the moisturiser route and see if that helps. Will let you know xx
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby welshbit » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:11 pm

hi
i get iching on the backs of my hands and the tops of my feet. i find that if i put someyhing cold on the itch then that relievesit most of the time. if this dosen't work i find Eurax cream is really good. you can buy it of the self in most supermarket or chemists.
hope this is of help. good luck
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby *Lisa* » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:43 pm

Apart from having severe hives all over :roll: im also lucky (huh) to have real bad itchey legs :-? not a clue why :-? maybe dry skin? :-? and i scratch and scratch til they bleed :oops: cause no matter how much i scratch the itchy gets worse :yikes:

there are many different anti-hitamines (tablets and creams) to try and if no joy ask GP to see a skin specialist for further options / treatments
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Re: Itchy hands and feet

Postby rowie81 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:28 am

hi

Iam no doctor but i had really itchy hands and feet once (drew blood scratching my palms and soles) and it turned out to be something with my liver that i needed meds for. took them a while to find what it was because they said its rear unless your pregnat...which at the time i wasnt.

maybe ask for a blood test?

dont quote me though as like i said iam no doctor .....its just what happend to me

hope you get it sorted, must be dring him mad
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