Hi, I am new to the forums here. Right now I am in the middle of getting to my diagnosis. They already know it's an auto immune disease, my doctor says he is 95% certain it is Lupus, he just doesn't know which one. He says he has to take a lot of time to document all the symptoms, until he can figure out which one(s) I have.
I get flare ups, and for me the majority of the time they start with my hands, then my feet. I get small patches of red on my hands, then the insane, painful itching starts. I never thought itching could be painful, but it is. It drives me crazy. My doctor has given me creams, and lotions. I have tried every lotion (like Aveno products) I can find to relieve this itching.
Last week my mother, was at a thrift store. She found a Homedics Paraspa Elite Heat Therapy Paraffin Bath. It had never been used and was still in the box. We set it up, and the next time I saw the red patches coming, I turned the machine on and melted the wax. I dipped my hands in the wax, and waited the time it said before I removed the wax off my hands. To my surprise it prevented the patches and the itching. I thought mabey it was a fluke, a coincidence. I didn't have any itching that day on my hands. A few days later, my hands and feet decided to act up on me. With my mom's help, I dipped both my hands and feet, and waited till it all dried and became cool, peeled off the wax, and the itching subsided, and didn't come back that day.
So, for me (and I know different things work for different people), this wax spa, is a god send. I think that when I can ward off the stuff that starts it, the itching in my hands and feet, it wards off other symptoms, that usually follow the itching.
If anyone else has tried this with success, I would like to know.
Note** the itching on my hands and feet are not the only symptoms I have. I have a multitude of other symptoms as well, I was just talking about
the itching hands and feet symptom here.
Post Edited (Breebree) : 4/28/2008 9:29:04 AM (GMT-6)