I have read each and every post here. Made notes in regard to what different persons have used to alleviate this problem. I relate to all the various descriptions posted. Insane itching, disturbing one's daily existence. My itching is primarily on my chest, sometimes just a burning sensation. Also on my back. I put Gold Bond itch cream on the wooden back of a large bath brush to reach back area. At times skin feels as if it is being attacked by creepy crawlers all over. To say the least. As with others, it's as if my body has a timer that goes off around 4 or 5 PM, continuing through the nigh. tMy dermatologist recently prescribed a regimen of prednizone. The med greatly reduced the itching. Regimen ended last week, the itching on my chest has returned with a vengeance. Totally disrupting my life. At this writing it is 4 AM in the morning, couldn't sleep, itching like mad. To control somewhat I use "Gold Bond Anti Iching Lotion".. can be purchased on line or CVS etc. However I found lowest price about $8.50, per 3.5 oz is at Wallmart. Helps some. I buy 5 or 6 at a time.
The person that wrote about a regimen of Alegra, Omperazale and Singular sounds promising. In addition another person mentioned Therma Skin anti-itch spray.
Whether it will help I don't know, for ongoing, my doctor recommended Cetaphil Restoram cream to use on a regular basis.. I have some on order. Not same as regular Cetaphil $16 two pack 20 oz each at Costco.. the Restoram.. double the cost, about $15 for 10oz..
At this point I will try anything to get my life back together.View Thread