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What can I do for itch? (NSFW)

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18130points) 1 month ago

From head to inner thighs. Will talcum powder work?
I asked my doctor and was told to use over the counter allergy pills.

Is there a cheaper way? Or should I stick to allergy pills?

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snowberry's avatar

What’s your itch from? At this time of year, I’d assume it’s dry skin because you’ve had the heat on a lot and your air is very dry. You could consider lotions and/or a humidifier. Other possibilities are allergy to your soap or detergent.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@snowberry my inner thighs itch is from waring two pairs of underwear to prevent myself from soiling myself.

The itch in my scalp I have had for a decade or more. Might be from putting weight gain powder in my hair 20 years ago for Halloween in university.

My feet are dry and calloused and pedicures seem to temporarily help.

snowberry's avatar

I’m guessing your scalp doesn’t itch from something that long ago. It sounds like something else. There are lots of medicated shampoos out there. I’m sure you’ve tried a lot of them. I’m allergic to perfumes, and most hair products have fragrances (perfumes) in them.

So, maybe you’re allergic to something in ordinary shampoos for itch. I have found this one that works nicely. https://www.ulta.com/scalp-relief-shampoo?productId=pimprod2013781&sku=2560513&CPMID=CSBING&CAWELAID=330000200002113805&catargetid=330000200000867179&CADEVICE=c&msclkid=e643d7292bc813d858e7b72fcc2a7dde

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@snowberry I have Curel itch defense. I will try it next time I take a shower. I wonder if it can work as a shampoo in the scalp?

si3tech's avatar

OTC diphenhydramine generic for Benadryl can be purchased Costco for about five dollars at Costco for 400 capsules. IMHO Talcum powder not advised.

JLeslie's avatar

You might want to try the allergy pill, it might help. Did he suggest Claritin maybe?

Have you seen a dermatologist? Your thighs might have an infection that can be treated with a cream. Sometimes it takes some trial and error to get the right treatment.

Do you have dandruff in your hair? Nizoral shampoo works really well, and you can buy it OTC. If you have dandruff your itch might be your scalp inflamed from the infection. The shampoo is a little harsh, so what I would suggest it use it two days in a row, and then just once or twice a week going forward and use your regular shampoo otherwise.

If you itch on your head and body it might be the shampoo you use, that happened to my husband.

Are you taking any new medication that started at the same time you started any new itching? It sound like you have been itchy a long time though.

I’m not a doctor, just throwing out ideas.

canidmajor's avatar

If your doctor told you to use the allergy pills, use the allergy pills.
If they don’t work, consult your doctor again.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@canidmajor ok. I will take them now. Will update after it kicks in.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@all itch gone, but have to take two allergy pills every 12 hours or it comes back.

JLeslie's avatar

Is that what your doctor prescribed? 2 pills every 12 hours?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@JLeslie No instructions given. Just following the instructions in the box. It works fine.

JLeslie's avatar

On the box is fine. That’s great that it helped.

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