To avoid the drowsiness of Bendryl, maybe you can try Claritin. It might help relieve the itchiness. My thought is if you haven't changed any detergents, soaps or meds lately, then more than likely it is the winter dryness. I know I live in Southern Calif and right now we are having Santa Ana's and its really dry, and I have had to really slather on the lotion, because I was getting little bumps and was scratching like crazy. The lotion has really helped. Hope you get this figured out soon.
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