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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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My wife has very sensitive skin everything seems to very

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my wife has very sensitive skin everything
seems to very itchy and scratchy. she is confined to bed and can't go see a doctor without an ambulance. is there something
she take or use that one help. we have used
every fabric softner on the market and nothing helps
royce
Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to the site! My name is***** and I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

May I ask when this started?

Dr Brims :

Does she have a rash?

Customer:

about 8 months ago continues to get worse, no rash, skin feels perfectly smooth

Dr Brims :

Has she had any tests?

Customer:

no as i said she can't go see a doctor without having to go in an ambulance

Dr Brims :

What has she tried so far?

Customer:

allergy medicine like benadryl

Customer:

lotions like noxema and jergens

Dr Brims :

Is the itching all over or in one area?

Customer:

mostly in arms and legs

Dr Brims :

What medical conditions does she have?

Customer:

muscle problems which keep from walking, she is 56, overweight, hasn't been able to walk for 8 months before that used a walker for several years

Dr Brims :

What medication does she take?

Customer:

none accept aspirin

Dr Brims :

Okay, has she tried allegra or claratin or zyrtec?

Customer:

yes

Dr Brims :

All 3 of them?

Customer:

yes

Dr Brims :

I see, then this will likely require an oral steroid like prednisone or a drug like neurontin. Topical creams/ointments will not likely help this problem, because there is no rash or swelling.

Dr Brims :

She will also require blood tests like a complete blood count and complete metabolic profile

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Dr Brims :

You may try using a different soap to help her symptoms as well

Customer:

she won't go through the blood tests always makes her throw up, been thorugh those to see why she can't walk - nobody seems to know

Customer:

tried different laundry detergent, including all the the allergy free ones

Dr Brims :

I meant bathing soap

Customer:

tried different bath soaps and shampoos as well

Dr Brims :

Okay, then the trial of prednisone is the next best step

Customer:

thank you I will see if I can get a prescription

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

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