Tag Archives: itchy skin

1st November 2011 22:43

1 Nov

I wanted an early night given my disturbed sleep previously. I’ve taken an antihistamine but the dermograpism is not going away. My back is covered in raised, white bumps where I just couldn’t resist and scratched it.

I’ve had a brown door green sachet today. I’ve had a upset stomach this evening o I might just try one half brown sachet tomorrow and see how that goes.

I’m also really hot. The warm bath might not have helped but it did sort out my itchy skin initially! Just wish I could fall asleep….

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21st September 2010

21 Sep

Once again, it’s been a little while since I’ve done a blog but I’m happy to report things are still going well!

My hands were pretty my 98% clear but I had a holiday recently and was painting for a week so I did expect to see patches and get a little itchy. I was also halving my dose in the same week, so really – it’s not been that bad. Continue reading

24th June 2010

24 Jun

Today has been hard. I woke up at 4am this morning, burning hot and had been scratching my hand without really noticing what I was doing (being only half awake) but as soon as I was out of bed I plunged them into cold water to try and relieve the itching. It worked and I got back to sleep but the damage was already done.

They have been so sore today – the skin on my hands feels really raw, weak and tender yet still really itchy. Overall they look better and would look really good if it wasn’t for my 4am wake up call.

I’ve been slapping on the moisturing cream today as well – I almost went through a whole tube of Simple Derma Hand Cream – just to try and stop me from scratching them. Its so hard. I’ve had a bit of a stressful morning too and when I went ot the gym at 2pm, my blood pressure was high. It probably isn’t helping.

I had some dinner and afterwards I was baking again, I tried using a salt hand bath. The effects lasted about 15 minutes and I was still burning up. I decided to stick my feet in a very cold bath, but felt like I was heating the water up and it was having little effect. When my boyfriend returned home, he noticed how hot I felt so we’ve been sat on the balcony trying to cool down (which has worked a little) but I’m expecting a very unpleasant evening.

My funny rash also flared up this evening, so I’ve had another antihistamine. Just got to wait for it to take effect.

I really want to get through this and not cause any more damage. I want to make it to Saturday so I can discuss with my Chinese doctor – see if he can help again. I feel like every time I’m so close to having my hands getting to a good stage something like this happens and it all goes back to being horrid.

I’m still going to stick at the Chinese stuff, I think I need to give it more time. After all, he’s trying to balance me out and fix the problem – not offer a temporary solution.  I might ask about acupuncture.

For those who suffer – how do you cope with the mental conflict of not scratching? Do you sometimes feel a little insane like me?!

12th June 2010

12 Jun

I’ve been seeing the Chinese doctor for just under a couple of months now. I was getting some really good progress and a few weeks ago I had a bit of a set back and my skin got a little worse. We’ve been trying different herbs, depending on the symptons and today I just got some really strong ones!

I have a problem with being too hot – sometimes I can wake up in the early hours burning hot and desperate to cool down.  The new herbs are stronger and he’s trying to cool me down!

I’ve been a little worried with a feeling of sickness I’ve been getting. I think it might be the herbs, they’re not the best taste and I think sometimes they can leave me feeling a bit sick. Not to the point where I would ever throw up, but enough to give me that mild feeling of nausea.

The doctor suggested I watch out about 10 days before my period – see if my conditions get worse.

Other things I’m trying that you might want to try yourself…

  • Sea Salt Baths – As I dont live by the sea, I’ve got some sea salt (the organic stuff) as my doctor said this is very good for skin. I mix some into a bowl and soak my hands for about ten minutes (have something on hand to keep you occupied!) This works really nicely when I want to scratch – it helps for a good couple of hours.
  • Flaxseed Oil (Linseed) – I’ve just ordered some capsules. I’ve heard they’re good for skin conditions (and they have a whole heap of other benefits too) so I’ll let you know how these go.
  • Homemade Creams – Depending on where you stuffer with your eczema, these creams looks lovely. She’s made some for washing your hair to treating your dry areas. Psoriasis and Eczema recipes.

Today’s image is my thumb – this is actually the main problem area, which even as bad as it is, I only need to look back a month and remember how much of an improvement this is.