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Thank you for the information. I think we can safely rule out any drug induced itching since none correlate with the onset of the itching.
You may have either Asteatotic Eczema
or simply Xerosis
of skin associated with itching. Asteatotic Eczema lacks any of the usual eczema features and is caused due to decreased lipid content in the skin. Xerosis of the skin is the first stage of asteatotic eczema and not as itchy. Here is what will help:
1. Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating Daily Moisturizer
applied three to four times a day - under wet wrapping of bandage at night over the limbs if possible. Mix Fucibet
or 1% Cortizone
cream with the morning and night time application of the moisturizer.
Once the dryness subsides gradually taper Fucibet cream - once at night for 1-2 weeks and then alternate day and so forth.
3. Tab Atarax
25 mg thrice a day. Atarax may require a prescription, you can use Tab Claritin
10-20 mg twice a day instead.
4. Neutrogena body oil once or twice a day is also very beneficial,particularly after bathing.
5. Stop using soaps - use a soap free cleanser like Nivea soap free body wash or Elovera body wash instead. Bath oils are also helpful.
6. Omega-3 fatty acid capsules
- take one morning and evening after meals.
7. As far as possible try not to scratch as this leads to more itching.