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   Posted 10/26/2009 2:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm wondering how many people have some extra sensitivities with their skin getting rashes?
And what their like. Sometimes the creases or tags in my clothes irritate my skin beyond belief!
Where ihave to cut the tags, thats easy... But,it's not like I can go braless all the time! At that rate
I'll be able to just flip them over my shoulders so they don't hang down to my knees! TMI...i know
i need to laugh badly. Feels like I'm going nuts. On the waiting list for a diff. Derm. I'm just so
embarrassed about my skin rash, itchs like crazy,of course i scratch. Sometimes it kind of burns,
nevertheless,it's overly sensitive,sometimes my hair will itch my face!! ...Arrrgghhhh...

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   Posted 10/26/2009 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep. I have extremely sensitive skin. All but the softest fabrics irritate me, and I get weird rashes all of the time.

I also have something called dermographism, which means that my skin will break out in hives with the slightest scratch/pressure. If I have an itch, I rarely scratch it because if I do, I will get hives (where I've scratched) that itch even worse than the original itch! Even my hair will give me hives if it is touching my neck. :(

One of my rheumies told me that a lot of the fibro patients he sees have skin rashes/sensitivities. If you touch my skin, the place where you have touched it will turn bright red. The rheumy noticed it, and commented that he sees this a lot with his fibro patients. He didn't really have any explanations, but he did acknowledge the common thread between fibromites he sees.

I hope you get some answers and relief. My dermatologist recommended Sarna lotion for my hives. It is cooling and feels wonderful on a "don't scratch it" itch. You can get it at Walmart.

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Post Edited (AustenFan) : 10/26/2009 6:25:33 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/26/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sensitive too. Sometimes I will have a spot that itches like crazy and I will break out in little bumps and it will itch for several hours and then stop and go away. Other times I will have a streak on my arm like I have brushed up against something that I'm sensitive to but I never know what.
Bras really irritate me and I only wear one on need to basis.
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   Posted 10/26/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   

I get itchy skin and sometimes my skin feels I've been out in a harsh winter wind.  But, I live in Florida!


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   Posted 10/26/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have very sensitive skin and get hives for no apparent reason from time to time, big gnarly looking gives.  I also have times when my skin is just itchy, again for no apparent reason.  Sometimes when I shave my legs and underarms I get almost tender to the touch the next day.

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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am another itching person.  Yesterday the top of one of my feet was itching like crazy-no apparent reason.  I cut tags out of all my clothes.  I always have little scabs on my arm, shoulder, legs where I have scratch too much.  I have found that oatmeal baths help--the stuff I used when the kids were little and had chicken pox.
Sometimes it gets embarrassing.  Like when I'm sitting in church listening to the sermon and I have to scratch my neck or arms, etc. over and over.  I feel like people will think I have lice or something. tongue
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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply puppylover.  I too have a Golden Retreiver.  His name is Sam and he is a year old.  Wonderful dog!  Great addition to your Basset Hound.

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   Posted 10/26/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Same here...itching and burning skin. It hurts and can't wear anything that is tight. Have to go out once in a while but I do that as seldom as possible now...:(

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   Posted 10/26/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Itching..oh yes.  I'm no spring chicken and my skin is fragile anyway.  If I scratch, I will have a bloody line of marks for days later.  Yesterday, my back was itching and I finally told the hubby to look and see if I had a bite of some kind.  It was a stupid dog hair, barely visable to the naked eye that had been driving me insane for an hour.  Clothing tags, anything with a scratchy nap like old fleece sweat pants, drive me crazy.  Fibro is a gut busting laugh a minute!


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   Posted 10/26/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too. I am constantly scratching or trying not to scratch because my skin will bleed. Disgusting. I scratched my face in my sleep last night and my facial rash is raised today, plus a big spot on my cheek. <sigh> I have to have really smooth bed sheets, no raised nap on the flannel, or I will put a white cotton one over a flannel one for warmth. I feel like the Princess & The Pea sometimes. I really like wearing my silk longjohns every day against my skin so my clothes don't chafe.
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   Posted 10/26/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been saying I was the proverbial Princess with the pea since I was a young kid! My skin is tough in the sense that I rarely see marks, but I feel everything! I often have to get out of bed at night to straighten the wrinkles out of my pjs or I won't be able to sleep. Bras don't bother me, unless they are new and then they will blister me. But tags, wrinkles, seams in odd places all bother me. I can't even stand having a ceilling fan on in the house because the sensation of my hair moving in the slight breeze drives me insane. I do have a couple of spots where the skin just can't be touched without hurting a lot.
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   Posted 10/26/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  I just thought that I would chime in and say that I too get itchy rashy skin.  And one of my derms (there are like 5 or 6 doctors in the practice and you get who you get if you don't specify- which I don't) gave me an awesome steroid cream that works on contact for the bad flares.  And the best news is that its like $4 at Wal-Mart!  Its called Triamcinolon and it works on all body parts!  I can even use it on my face (which of course is super sensitive too) and it even works really well in the bra areas (straps, cups, waistband etc).  Now obviously it isn't a daily cure but for those days that you feel like you took a bath in poison ivy- nothing else compares!  Hope it helps ya!

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Post Edited (SadSickTired) : 10/26/2009 8:14:49 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/27/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have the ichy skin, the palm of my hands drive me crazy. I didnt know what was causing that , i do now. lol     i have the senitive skin spots.also. im learning alot for yous..Thank u very much

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   Posted 10/28/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I have sensitive skin too. I'm constantly having my mom cuts tags out of shirts, it's worse since I got my tattoo that's about an inch or so below my neck, love the tattoo but it made that spot even more sensitive. I'm also allergic to every plant and bush and tree and grass on the face of the planet (not even kidding >.<) so I brush against something and I can have welts like crazy. Some one else mentioned this but I use the Sarna sensitive lotion and I love it, my body doesn't itch, and it's helped my constant dry skin. But I found I can't use the regular Sarna, it has to be the sensitive one. Lol
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   Posted 10/28/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,
   I'm not sure if this will help but I used to have most of your symptoms. I use Colustrum (bovine breast
milk) and Hylaronic Acid. Since starting this I no longer have issues with the hives and welts. It thickens
your skin and rebuilds it from the inside out. If you have surgery or cut yourself you will find you heal
very quickly. I've been using this for about 6 years now and when I went for allergy testing I was told
that I had the toughest skin she had ever seen. It really works.
     Nana Monster
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