medication and itching

by Audrey

I have been taking Blood Pressure medication for a year and also a diuretic pill daily. And I am itching all over my back, chest, torso and scalp.

My Doctor says it's winter dry skin. I know it isn't because it started within weeks of taking these medications.

I have tried everything the doctor suggested to relieve the itching, cool water when I shower very mild soap, patting instead of rubbing my skin, lotion,(anti itch) changed my laundry soap to a milder soap, don't use perfumed items on my skin. and Nothing helps.

The back of my head around my hair line is constantly itching, my back, below my waist line, and around the front of my chest, it's driving me crazy.

but my doctor still says it's Not my medication. What is it? There is no rash of any sort.

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Sep 05, 2012
Itchy skin
by: Zelda Behr

NOTE: I am not a medical doctor my advice is strictly informational if symptoms persist consult your doctor.

I have done some research and could not find any reason that your medication could cause this.

Here is a list of some common medications that can cause an itch...

Vicodin, morphine, codeine, aspirin and certain antibiotics.

There are a few other possible reasons for your itchy skin.

* Certain diseases like Diabetes, Eczema, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, Ane and Hormonal fluctuations (for example during pregnancy or menopause)

* Stress and anxiety can cause itchy skin.

* Skin infections and conditions like Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Urticaria and Rosea.

* Certain allergies can cause itching all over the body. Like a food allergy, nickel sensitivity (tap water that contains nickel), cobalt sensitivity.

Here are a few other remedies you can try to relieve the itching...

* Avoid nylon clothing and use cotton towels and bedding.

* These are great remedies just add one of the following to your bath water. Evaporated milk, lemon juice, cornstarch, peppermint, yellow dock, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, cup of white vinegar, 1 cup baking powder, 2 cups of finely ground oatmeal, baking soda.

You can also place regular raw oats in a stocking and hang it around the hot water tap and let the water flow trough it, this works well with mint too.

* Apply these on the skin to relief the itch: Aloe Vera(Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti fungal, It also contains folic acid, zinc, and vitamins C and E. The most effective way to use it is to use the fresh gel that comes from the plant,) Jojoba oil, cod liver oil, fresh lemon juice, vitamin E oil, wheat germ oil, Witch hazel, fresh stinging nettle oil, Burdock root oil, coconut oil, Neem oil, St Johns Wort, Calendula Essential Oil

* Capsules that can help with itching(please first consult your doctor if you are on medication before taking these): Burdock, chickweed, Goldenseal, Plantain, Yellow Dock, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc

* A diet free from unnecessary salts is best, and also drinking lots of water will help flush out your system and get rid of itchy skin problem depending on whats causing the skin problem.

Read more on itchy skin here...

Hope this helps.

Feb 11, 2013
medication and itching

This person could have been infected by scabies. Scabies do infect the hair line, but leave the rest of the head fairly free. I would recheck with the dermatologist on this issue.

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