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Itchy forearm

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by Riyasmommy, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Riyasmommy

    Riyasmommy Silver IL'ite

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    Hello all, my husband is suffering from a very itchy forearm - the skin is not red or dry but it itches so much that he can't sleep at night. He has tried anti-itch cream, ice packs etc. but nothing has helped.

    Any suggestions to help ease the itchiness will be highly appreciated. Thanks


  2. keerat45

    keerat45 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Riya...

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    Visit a dermatologist or your family doctor to pinpoint the exact cause or source of your husband’s itchy hands. A health-care professional will also be able to provide accurate treatment and care for your condition.

    · Step 2
    Take a 24-hour, over-the-counter or prescription allergy medicine (like Zyrtec or Claritin or Avil) to help combat the itching. For itching that occurs mainly at night, you don't have to worry about drowsiness as a side effect. In fact, it might even help him fall asleep more quickly and get a good night's rest as a result.

    · Step 3
    Make sure, your husband’s hands are properly moisturized to help stop the itching. Sometimes itching can be compounded by dry skin.

    · Step 4
    Apply a thin layer of hydrocortisone lotion to his hands to relieve the itching sensation. Dip a clean strip of gauze in water, wring out excess and wrap around his hands. This will help the hydrocortisone absorb into his skin more readily.

    · Step 5
    Keep a log of the foods he has eaten during the day, and any potentially allergy-inducing items he may have come in contact with. Show the log to your doctor. This may help him determine if your husband has any unknown allergies that may cause the itching.

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