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#1 TarneeW

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

My DD has been scratching all over (legs, back, face) today and seems to be getting worse as the day has gone on.

There's no reason for any allergic reaction and she is not at all distressed just frustrated and constantly scratching. There's no visible rash or bites, maybe just redness of the skin but I'm not sure if this is due to the scratching.

Any suggestions?

#2 reebs

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

If you have rules out allergy etc, then my DD5 recently went through this.  I put it down to growing?? and as such, her skin became dry.  I rubbed sorbolene cream all over her sknny minny body and used a soap free wash in the bath.  Seemed to fix her up quick smart.
Just an idea if nothing else is seeming to be the cause.  Especially given the hot / cold weather - her skin may be just dry???

#3 giggleandhoot

Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

my 4 year old is like this, but it's anytime she's in the sun. she hates it and while i can't see a rash..she can't stop scratching.

#4 TarneeW

Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

Thanks for your replies, I appreciate it!

She hasn't complained since my post. I will try a cool bath and lots of sorbolene cream after and see how it goes.

Thanks again original.gif

#5 TarneeW

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE (It'sallgood @ 26/11/2012, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's not too late, get some Dermaveen bath powder.

If you can't get that and she is still itchy, you can make up your own oatmeal wash by putting about 1/2 cup of plain old Rolled Oats into a stocking, tying securely and then soaking that in teh bathwater.

works a treat!


Thanks so much Tamm! I hadn't thought of that. We used to use Dermaveen on DS1 for his eczema and it was great!

Will see how she is tomorrow and give it a try if need be.

Thanks again original.gif

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