What else works for you?
Dear Mel... if u r not not having any other symptoms of an allergic reaction such as swelling of the tongue or airway I would recommend getting some hydrocortisone cream like 2% and put it on where u r itching. I would also let the doc know who prescribed the medication to which u r allergic. He might want to c u and possibly give u a medrol dose pack (steroid) or a one time injection of a steroid. I hope u soon feel better. Pup
HI Mel? I'm just wondering how things worked out for you?
I had an allergic reaction to Heparin with extreme to-the-max! itching. In conjunction with the hydrocortisone cream, I also had a warm bath with epsom salts.
I am a scratcher from way back, from a long line of scratchers. :)
I was going to scratch my skin right off just to feel a fleeting sense of relief!
I was almost incredulous with how well & how quickly the bath had alleviated my severe itching! It also had the additional unexpected benefit of relaxing me so much that I quickly fell into a deep sleep afterward. Ah, bliss! :D
from Wendy :)
Hi ReallyMel, Benadryl also has topical stuff like lotions, sprays, gels, if you don't want to take anything internally. Neosporin PAIN cream works too. Good luck.
p.s. is it really on top of your skin or the creepy crawlies from Fibro. I feel like there's a gazillion bugs crawling on me but I want to scratch them too.
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