Itchy Skin o

Tamra Hodge
By Tamra Hodge Latest Reply 2012-12-21 22:09:45 -0600
Started 2012-12-18 18:20:49 -0600

Does anybody have trouble with their skin? Mine gets so bad that it feels like something is crawling on me,or sticking me. Please let me know if this can be part of my type 2 diabetes.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-18 19:32:47 -0600 Report

I have been down that road. You have to stay as hydrated as possible. I now use one of four things Pure Aloe Cream, Pure Shea Butter, Eucerin or Ashante Oil. During the winter I use either the Aloe or the Shea. I find that pure unprocessed shea butter or whipped shea butter works best. I either get it directly from someone selling it out of the nut itself or whipped. Whipped is smoother and creamier and you only need a very little bit of it. I do not buy what is sold in beauty stores, wal-mart or other stores. I find it has been processed so much it is useless and with additives it doesn't do its job. If you want to try the Shea Butter that is pure you have to get it from an African Store. Go to this website and you can order it I know the owner and his products have worked wonders for me. He has stores all over the country. The prices are reasonable and they also come with fragrance.

I also use a moisturizing body wash. Dove makes one with Shea Butter in it that is pretty good. Avoid using soaps because they tend to dry out your skin. Sometimes I use Avon's Skin So Soft Lotion and buy the SSS bath oil and add it to the lotion. Good Luck

cherik 2012-12-21 18:31:27 -0600 Report

Thanks for the information! My husband was just complaining about his skin itching. I will try the body wash and Skin So Soft!

jayabee52 2012-12-21 20:20:51 -0600 Report

another thing that might help would be Benadryl.

cherik 2012-12-21 22:09:45 -0600 Report

Thanks I will try that as well. He has a rash around his PICC line site that the Benadryl might help too. He just had the line taken out Tuesday and is also on an oral antibiotic for infection because the site was infected a little bit. Seems like if it's not one thing it's another these days. The site does not look infected but the rash is still there.

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