As there are many of us on this forum with medical conditions I thought I would ask a question.
I've been suffering with very itchy skin since about last August and it's getting worse lately. I am itchy on my legs, arms, trunk, back, shoulders and neck, it was so bad last night on one of my arms that I had to get an ice pack out of the freezer and place it on my arm until the itching stopped and I could go to sleep, it wasn't the best night I have to say as my tummy was also playing up (I have IBS).
I have been to the doctor, he's referred me to the hospital and sent a skin sample and it's come back that I have thickening of the skin and other conditions but my doctor said my skin is 'complicated' - I had to be different. I had a call from the hospital on Monday but I still don't have a date to be seen but as they phoned I think I may here some time soon, I really hope so.
I've tried a myriad of creams, anti histamines etc, does anyone know of any good anti itch cream or an anti histamine that's worked for them? I tried Witch Hazel this week but that doesn't work, I have Eurax which works for a few minutes but then the itching starts again, E45 anti itch, hydrocortisone from the doctors, even that's no longer working.