Hi, I know it sounds trival but for the last two days my hands,fingers and wrist have been itching so bad I wake up scratching the crap out of them. I havent got into anything with thm or started new medicine, I did end a blood thinner after my knee replacement surgery 2 wks ago. I havent went anywhere to get into anything. My skin isnt dry. I tried some benedryl but it didnt help much--either did the cream. Any ideas? I dontknow what to do but its driving me crazy besides itching,hurting,swelling and some blistering especially where I have scratched. Help!
4 May 2013
Doesn't sound trivial to me as have had that myself. I developed eczema on my hands from something I ate. It was so itchy and raw and it took me a long time to figure out that it was a spice in a powdered sauce mix. Did you eat somewhere different or something different from normal? It can be a long process of trial and error until you figure out what caused the reaction.
I had to get a special cream to get rid of it and I get eczema on my fingers very easily now whereas before that happened I had never had it on my hands before.
Hope that helps.
5 May 2013
I'm not home yet, but I did think of something a nurse told me. She said to use ice where you itch. You scratch with it, but it doesn't spread to other parts of your body and you get the scratching action you desire. It numbs the area, too.
I'm still going to find the meds when I get home. You may have to go to your doc. I'll get back with you asap. Anna
7 May 2013
One of the meds I have for itching is triamcinole and the other is hydroxyz. Their used for other problems, also. I think you need to see a doc. Itching is horrible. I waited way to long to see a doc, which was a mistake. I had deep open sores and I did what your doing. I scratched. I wish I could help you.
Please take care of yourself. Remember that I'm not a doc. He/she will have more info. Holler if ya need me.
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