Help! It Won't Stop Itching - Psoriasis Troubles!

Ansley Ansley
About two weeks ago my skin decided to start freaking out for seemingly no reason. I've had a little bit of added stress but nothing over the top or anything I couldn't handle and I haven't added anything new to my routine when it comes to bath or laundry products.

I'm in desperate search of an OTC medication that will end this never-ending itchiness! And if it doesn't smell like a medicine cabinet I will be even more thrilled. Does anyone have any recommendations?
04/13/2012
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Originally posted by Ansley
About two weeks ago my skin decided to start freaking out for seemingly no reason. I've had a little bit of added stress but nothing over the top or anything I couldn't handle and I haven't added anything new to my routine when it comes ... More
Benadryl, Aveeno lotion, oatmeal baths, claritin. My daughter has periodic freak outs and the doc doesn't know what causes it so we just keep a supply of loratidine on hand.
04/13/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Ansley
About two weeks ago my skin decided to start freaking out for seemingly no reason. I've had a little bit of added stress but nothing over the top or anything I couldn't handle and I haven't added anything new to my routine when it comes ... More
There is stuff called Serna, which is a lotion available at most drug stores like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc. It is somewhat costly like $13.00 for about 8oz, but totally worth it. It clears up my skin usually in a day or two. I love the stuff. I have regular break outs of eczema.
04/13/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
If it's really psoriasis (and you've been diagnosed), you can treat it with salicylic acid and/or coal tar. Salicylic acid is an exfoliant and removes the scales, coal tar helps ease itching and reduces the growth of skin cells.

You can find both of these in regular drugstores.

If it's not psoriasis, you could try aloe vera, capsaicin, hydrocortisone, calamine lotion...
04/13/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Annemarie has the suggestions I was going to make. My grandma has it bad and needs prescriptions to get relief but she does use some of those other things but they don't do much for her, hopefully they will for you.
04/13/2012
Sammi Sammi
You might give Zyrtec a try - I think it's the wonder drug for itching and skin issues
04/14/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Chamomile, lavander, aloe, oat.
04/14/2012
Ansley Ansley
Thank you everyone! I think I'll go for the Sarna and the Zyrtec.
04/14/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I love Aveeno oatmeal baths. Good luck to you for trying Zyrtec and Sarna.
04/14/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
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Originally posted by MistressDandelion
Chamomile, lavander, aloe, oat.
I love chamomile, it's very soothing.
04/14/2012
Ansley Ansley
I just thought I'd update this since I just got back from the pharmacy.

Sarna is an analgesic but it isn't medicated for severe psoriasis. The pharmascist sent me home with Claritin and Dermarest. It's about $6 cheaper than Sarna, too! Thank you for pointing me in the right direction everyone!
04/14/2012
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