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Bites - March 13th 2012, 08:24 PM

Hey.

My family and I are in the process of spraying just about everything we own, including the cat, to get rid of the fleas she has somehow picked up. We've changed bed covers and all of that and we're working on getting rid of the problem. The thing is I'm pretty much covered from my ankles all the way up both of my legs in bites and they're so itchy it's genuinely making me want to cry at times. I've tried calamine lotion, e45 cream, and even hay-fever tablets which my mum suggested might help reduce the itching, but nothing seems to be helping. Usually it would, but I have so many I can barely keep track of what was there yesterday and what wasn't.

I just wondered if you had any suggestions as to what I could use to reduce itching as much as possible. I'm working on not scratching but it's so hard to ignore when I go to bed with my legs itching, wake up with my legs itching, go through the day with my legs itching and then go to bed with them still itching again. So yeah, how would you suggest I make the itching less so I can actually bare it?

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Re: Bites - March 13th 2012, 11:54 PM

Benadryl make a gel that stops itchyness, try that.
   
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Re: Bites - March 14th 2012, 01:45 PM

You should look for some OTC medicines to add to bath water. Soaking in a bath can help reduce swelling, which can alleviate some of the itch.

You could try one cup baking soda in a tub of warm water. Soak for 20-30 minutes. Pat dry, do not rub. Then apply calamine lotion or some other. I love hydro-cortisone ointment.
   
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