I recently incurred a fractured tibia and have been taking 750mg Relafen twice daily for arthritis. The E.R. put my leg in a cast-splint and wrapped it pretty good from my toes up to within 5 inches of my groin. I wore that wrap for 3 days and had it removed yesterday. I was itching from within 18 hours of the wrap and now have a rash in that area. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the itch & get rid of the rash (short of oral benadryl and hydrocortisone creme. I was out in the sun today for about an hour off & on and forgot about staying out of direct sunlight when taking the Relafen, but the rash developed before that
Well, my answer would have been hydrocortisone. You can try topical benadryl but that has limited use. You can also try something like calamine lotion.
You can also try some vaseline to protect the skin.
Since you have to go to the pharmacy anyways I would recommend talking with the pharmacist - they can offer lots of good advice.
Brian PharmD Candidate
You might try colloidal(sp) oatmeal like Aveeno. You wouldnt want to use hydrocortisone cream in that large of an area. You can try some of the Aveeno oatmeal bath or the lotions. Some people have good luck with Gold Bond but I have not used it myself.
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