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guiney
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I am itching soooooooo bad!!!! It wakes me up at night! Is this a herx? I'm guessing yes because I am on treatment.

250mgs. a day of Zithro and once weekly Bicillin LA shot.Soon my llmd wil up this, it's just I've had bad experiences wirth previous treatments and she wants to slowly

intoduce my body to abx. I'm very happy about this. I just hope it's strong enuff to help the Encepholapothy.

Anyway, has anyone exper. itching? and if so WHAT can I do for it? HELP .........Jamie

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hi,
itching with rash or just itching? if there is a rash what does it look like?

Are you sure it isn't a allergy? Not saying at all that it is, just asking.

I've been on both and havent had that symptom though many rashes.

Think its smart to go slow. Good luck.


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Hi, aaronkatie, I have no rash! just these terrible itching spells from my head to my toes!!!!

The spells come whenever they want.I've been keeping a journal since I started treatment and there seems to be no trigger

nothing happening after I take meds. just these horrible itching spells.

I did a search and not much came up....Although I'm not alone, some had allergies and were taking meds. for them.

I don't think it's allergies.ooooooh gotta go.....scratch thanx, Jamie

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Hi Guiney,

I've had the itching before. It truly took a period of slow, consistent abx to stop it. From my experience with this you are on the right track. I found hyper-moisturizing helped along with NOT scratching.

My first reaction was calamine lotion (so was my LLMD's) but it didn't work. I found a great moisturizer that hyper-moisturized and gave me a sense of relief.

I started showering and not drying off but moisurizing immediately after. I air dried and then clothed. It really helped.

Good luck, I know this is miserable.


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Oh ya been there.Ive been on zith. two different times and had to stop due to getting to itchy.Maybe switch to biaxin,same family of drug,and I did biaxin for months and didnt itch as much.The tip on not taking to hot a bath or shower is good,definatly air drying helps.I stopped zith and the itching was better in a few days.I also find a long bath will dry out you skin,I now take the quickest bath I can and air dry.That itching is a form of torture,I know.
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Lynn Lymemom
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oops - see other post

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Lynn Lymemom
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quote:
Originally posted by Lynn Lymemom:
My daughter has been taking Atarax every day for the past 4 years for her generilized itching! It helps it from getting so out of control.

She also uses a local benedryl-hydrocortisone cream for those isolated spots (but you can't use this all of the time).

Yes, you are wise to do all the basic anti itching things you can to decrease your odds as mentioned above. "All-Free" is the detergent we were recommended. We even takes her own sheets washed in this to go to out of town LLMD appt.



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oops.....

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Itching can also be from systemic yeast. I get very itchy from time to time and have diflucan on hand when that happens. I take it for a few days and the itching dies down. It also helps to try to avoid sugar and white flour if you're having yeast problems. Just a thought. It might not be yeast but I just wanted to bring it up as a possibility.

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