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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/31/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
For a long time I thought everyone had this problem, but when I said to people, that I just shaved my legs so it will feel like red ants are crawling all over them biting for about 30  minutes, they just look at me funny.  Sometimes, just a shower will do it.  I stopped using soap on arms and legs a couple of years ago.  But some days, even just a shower without shaving can cause the same thing. 
 
If anyone else has this trouble, baby oil before the shower helps a lot.  (not when shaving, though). 
 
Is the itchiness a fibro thing?
Sue

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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Some pain medications can cause the same thing. The itching I mean. I take norco and it will cause me to itch all over sometimes. Other than that, fibro seems to cause allergies in people to come out. Maybe you have an allergy to something. Do you get a rash of any sort?

HOpe that this helps some.

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jxrose
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   Posted 7/31/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Your water is too hot :) Lower the temp a bit and see if that helps.

Statgeek
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   Posted 7/31/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
no rash. really? just lower the water temp? cool! (no pun intended). :0) I'll try it.

kellieak
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   Posted 7/31/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
my skin has gotten extremely sensitive since I got sick.  I do baby oil every day now, before I get out of the shower but after I have turned the water off.  this keeps my skin from drying out and I don't itch all day long.  I tried all kinds of lotions, but the baby oil works the best for me, and is less work to do.  lol

jxrose
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   Posted 8/1/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Statgeek let me know if you tried the water temp yet. I had the same problem and after searching "itchy feet after shower" online I found this out. Now I love taking my lukewarm showers.

If it didn't help I hope you figure out something that does!

Marlee2
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   Posted 8/1/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
If lowering the temp doesn't help try using an electric razor. I've had itchy legs from shaving before in the winter but not since I started using my mixture of lotion, one bottle of vaseline intensive care mixed with one tube or jar of creamy vaseline. I've got everyone in the family using it especially in the winter, I use it after every shower or bath.
 
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SunnyDottie
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   Posted 8/1/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh .....now I know what is happening to me ...even my internist did not know. There is a rash on my legs and on my sides. Sometimes it itches terribly and like now I do not know it is there. I am using a brush to get the dry skin off and very gentle soap. I have been turning the temp but my skin seems so sensitive to heat....living in FL does not help.

Sunny Dottie

Southernlady
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   Posted 8/1/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I make my own lotion too.  Some of the high school girls e-mailed it to us at school and it is really economical too.  You get the supplies at Dollar General Store.  One bottle of baby lotion, one jar of vitamin E cream and one jar of vaseline.  Put these three ingredients in a mixing bowl and whip it with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.  It makes many jars because it is whipped and it is wonderful on your body after a shower.  I have all my family making it and most everyone at church and school use it.  I also was having a problem with itching skin especially in the winter and after I shave.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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Statgeek
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   

jxrose, it is hard to tell if the lowered temp helps because it does not happen everytime I shower.   But I have noticed that if I put baby oil on before the shower, that helps a lot.  Putting it on after doesn't help at all. 

Re: shaving - because of the awfulness of shaving, I did laser hair removal on my legs (2 sessions).  It was completely worth it!  Now I have to shave much less frequently and I don't look like a hairy bear.

I am going to try this lotion.  Have you tried adding a scent to it, or does it already have one or are you sensitive to scent?  These would make nice gifts!

Sue


Post Edited (Statgeek) : 8/2/2008 10:57:04 AM (GMT-6)


Southernlady
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, you are right about the gifts.  I have put them in pretty jars and put a ribbon around them.  I'm not allergic to scent but with the baby lotion and the vitamin E, both have a light scent so it isn't heavily perfumed but has a good fresh smell.  Try it, I think you will like it. 
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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Ingenua
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   Posted 8/2/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
i used to have that problem a LOT!!! but not so much anymore.

baby oil really helps.



i had to stop shaving cuz it would irritate my skin so bad. and it was always just my legs. (i started waxing)

the showers would bother it so much that i actually HATED showering because of the agony i'd get later.

also, i find that showering first thing in the morning and at night wouldn't be so bad.. but mid day would always be bad.

i don't know what caused it and why it would keep happening. weirdest thing ever.

i'm glad i'm not the only one who had that.. now i don't feel like such a freak!! lol
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