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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff of Itchy Scalp thread: Itchy Legs?

    I have to have the itchiest legs in the WORLD! I moisturize, have switched to sensitive skin Dove soap, tried to see what it was like if I didn't shave...everything! They are constantly itchy, and it's really become a problem. I've even been prescribed extra strength hydrocortizone cream, to no avail. There's no red bumps or anything, they look normal. Just ITCHY!

    Does anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?
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    In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!



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    Two Thoughts:

    1: In 1991 my eldest daughter (6 yo at the time) went to overnight Girl Scouts camp. I was then a few weeks pregnant (don't ask) and going through an acromonious divorce. DD and I often slept together because it was easier to heat one bedroom. It was not until youngest daughter was 2 weeks old...and developed huge welts on her back...that we could get a diagnosis, and that was from the pediatritian: SCABIES. Seems there was an outbreak at the GS camp during the summer Meg went to camp, but NO ONE told our troop. We saw a total of 6 different doctors for diagnosis and treatment prior and NOBODY realized what it was.


    2: Every summer the front of my shins itched like the devil, ever since I burned them so badly while sitting for 6 hours by a pool during one hot, sunny Saturday (oh, foolish youth!). I've given up washing with anything but baby wash, which helped until the very dryest part of winter (central heating). A daily Fish Oil capsule (Omega-3) has taken care of even that.



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    I have the same problem!

    It has died down some.

    I use antibacterial Dial soap before I shave my legs with shave gen for sensitive skin. After that I moisturize with Advance Therapy lotion by Suave. I have a few other organic all natural lotions and whatnot but the Suave works well and is cheaper.

    I try wearing shorts more around the house and I only use free and gentle (or free and clear) by Tide or All for detergents. Same goes for dryer sheets.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoroughbredFancy View Post
    I have the same problem!

    It has died down some.

    I use antibacterial Dial soap before I shave my legs with shave gen for sensitive skin. After that I moisturize with Advance Therapy lotion by Suave. I have a few other organic all natural lotions and whatnot but the Suave works well and is cheaper.

    I try wearing shorts more around the house and I only use free and gentle (or free and clear) by Tide or All for detergents. Same goes for dryer sheets.
    I like the Dial suggestions-thanks!

    I'm using Aveeno lotion, nice and natural with oatmeal to help soothe. I also use the free and clear detergent, my whole family is sensitive

    Hope I can find some relief soon!
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyPony View Post
    In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!



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