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    Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    I really don't know what else to call it. I know it's probably from Diabetes and the winter cold weather. I have an itchy dry patch on my shin. It's not painful. But if I touch it, I start to scratching! And now I have little cuts where my nails would not stop. The rest of my legs are dry but not scaly. And I rub down with vaseline after the shower and smooth it all out. But this patch is just..there. I'm thinking of buying eczema cream maybe?

    Any home remedies you gals and guys might know about would be greatly appreciative.

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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    I am thinking that might be the beginning of psoriasis. First thing I got was a patch on my elbow,then it showed up in a few more places. This at about you present age.
    There are soaps that help a little. Pine tar soap. They also use coal tar stuff also.

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    Not saying it is,but sounds like it.

    Pic,though it can get worse. It is an immune system thing where your body produces extra skin and it builds up.

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    Here is a site that sells pine tar soap. I think you can also use oatmeal soap.

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    There is also a pine tar shampoo should it begin on your scalp(common) Mine started on my elbow and is mainly now on my scalp.

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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    Not that. I know because the marks on my legs are literally from my nails going at it. If I had just left it alone, I'd be golden. But I didn't. And now it's sorta raw a bit. I checked that and eczema first. No white or silver scales. Not raised. The prominent lines are literally my nail marks.
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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    I use this for body stuff.
    http://www.gnc.com/Grandpa-Brand-Pin...ctId=118252056
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    And this for scalp.
    http://www.gnc.com/Grandpa-Brand-Won...F:94803896:GNC

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    If it is eczema,pretty simple to treat I think,My scalp stuff at times drives me to distraction. It"Flares" at times and itches like crazy then I do the shampoo.
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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    This page has a pretty in-depth coverage of itchy shins, and things that can cause it.
    http://www.beautyhealthplus.org/2016...-at-night.html

    You should always consult your doctor, if you think this could be an allergic reaction, or medical condition. (I know you know this, but I had to say it for peace of mind.)

    That said, my first thought is it could be weather related, considering we've had a strange winter season, so far. Abnormally dry air lately? Taking really hot showers, especially the more frequent they are, can also irritate the skin and dry it out. Have you tried applying a lotion (like Gold Bond, Eucerin, or similar) or coconut oil on the itchy skin? Maybe the Vaseline isn't addressing what your skin needs. Aloe Vera may also work, if you have any of that.
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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    My son had tons of dry, itchy skin when he was born. We started using All laundry detergent, and used Aveeno eczema lotion every night. Just get a super rich lotion and apply after showering, and every day, for a few weeks and hopefully it'll clear up.
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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    Thanks guys. After researching everything I could, it seems to be Diabetes...and..dun dun dun....me at first scratching my dry skin absentmindedly and then doing it again and again. I also scratched the side of the same leg and have two tiny scratch marks. I need to get into my first dr appt because I'm literally out of most meds (except the Diabetes ones).

    I took a look at it again today and it seems what is left are slight long scratches now. (did I mention I trimmed my dang nails like a baby!)


    Anyways I picked up some Gold Bond's Diabetic lotion and it feels so nice and no scent and non greasy. Then I found in the ethnic section some Mexican Pomada De La Campana. I don't know if it's popular elsewhere, but here in the Mexican areas it is! It's a small (.99) container of a thick balm. So I'm applying that to the area and the lotion as usual.


    wish me luck.
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    Re: Halp! I have an itchy dry patch!

    Updatee! That Dr Bell's pomada de la campana is like a friggin miracle! It's healing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Updatee! That Dr Bell's pomada de la campana is like a friggin miracle! It's healing!
    Very cool! I'm going to have to see if we have that up here, too. Hubby gets dry skin sometimes but never does anything about it, lol
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