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Itchy! - April 11th 2009, 04:14 PM

All of a sudden I get overcome by my whole body being itchy. It happenned a few days ago too, but I took antihistamines and it calmed down.. Its not at the moment though.

Last time it made me scratch as much to cause blisters to appear on my back.

Anyone got any advice on what it is or how to stop me being itchy?
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Re: Itchy! - April 11th 2009, 05:21 PM

It could be allergy related. Where the spots you developed just from scratching or were they already there? If they were blisters instead of scratch marks or raised patches, you probably need to talk to your school's nurse or your doctor. They may be able to help.

You might also want to consider talking to your pharmacist about taking something daily, like Claritin or Zyrtec. Those are 24-hour preventatives and help treat some symptoms as well.


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Re: Itchy! - April 11th 2009, 05:36 PM

Dont get it all the time though. Seems to have calmed a little now with the anti-histamines.

I'm sure the blisters were from the scratching since they weren't there before, and they dissappeared shortly after.
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Re: Itchy! - April 11th 2009, 06:03 PM

If the antihistamines are helping you, then I would stick with them. Without the bumps and such before you began scratching, it may just be allergies making your skin so sensitive and itchy. I wouldn't think it would be detergent or any contact allergies without any markings...

You could always go to the doctor, but I think without any bumps or rashes for them to see, they might just tell you to do what you're doing.


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Re: Itchy! - April 11th 2009, 06:36 PM

Ok thanks.
Shall just use these just now.

Its just little outbursts now and then. Do you think it could be some sort of heat rash? My mum thinks so, but its not even that hot when it happens.
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Re: Itchy! - April 11th 2009, 09:25 PM

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Heat rash looks like dots or tiny pimples. In young children, heat rash can appear on the head, neck, and shoulders. The rash areas can get irritated by clothing or scratching, and, rarely, a secondary skin infection may develop.
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