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    Lupus-itchy skin-pls help
    Tgirl6868 posted:
    I have been diagnosed with skin lupus and I have very bad itchiness all over. Like under the skin itch with is constant and very stressfull. It mostly started in my scalp which was intence and itchy all day. But now it is my entire body and it is driving me crazy.... Can you please tell me what I can use to sooth my scalp and also to strengthen my hair and help it grow back. I would also like to know what I can use to stop smooth the itchiness on my body. So uncomfortable need relefe. Can you please help and suggest things for scalp and skin.

    Thank you
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    lisatru62 responded:
    I have itchy skin also and tried organic soaps but that didn't work. I use a body wash instead of soap and shower with cooler water. Don't get it too hot and try not to stay in too long. I also use baby oil while I'm still wet to lock in moisture. A good body lotion is also important after you dry off.

    I know it sounds like you need a lot of moisturizers, but it really helps to reduce the itch. For my scalp I use Nature's Gate tea tree shampoo and conditioner. It helps to reduce scales and itch. It calms the scalp. The best part is it doesn't fry your hair. Many shampoos that reduce itch are not good for your hair so it ends up brittle and dry.

    I think you can find this shampoo on-line or at It's worked for me.

    birdiejane responded:
    OH YES! Same terrible, maddening thing here. My precious 1020-count sheets were bloody from clawing my skin while sleeping and my used-to-be pretty legs were covered with crops of scabs in various stages of moist-to-scaly evolution. Ewww, gross, right?

    Exactly. Except worse. In fact, I looked like the poster lass for Abject Homeless Hobo of the Year and expected at any moment to be caterwaul-hauled away for deportation. But I don't know where to, even Thug Leper Colonies have standards.

    But then my Rheumatologist suggested CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.

    Lo! and Behold! [choir of angels warble rapturously from on high> A miracle occurred!

    I was immediately released from Itch Hell, ferried by that party animal Charon, and home free in approximately 1-2 days. Return trips to that miserable inferno have been prevented with daily use.

    Important Tip: Use CeraVe Moisturizing Cream IN THE TUB, not pump bottle.

    Good luck, sweet TGirl, even though I'm two years late here, it's never too late to reach out.

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