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Itching All Over

Itching All Over

I itch all over my body

posted September 29
A myMPNteam Member

Take as cool of a shower as u can stand I found this helps

posted October 18
A myMPNteam Member

Yes, itching is a real problem. I deal with it by using Aveeno dry-skin anti-itch body wash (no other product touches my skin), lathering up before getting in the shower, and then finally getting in the shower (tepid/warm water) only long enough to rinse off the body wash.

Of course, I don't scratch. Scratching just makes everything worse. Scratching increases the histamine response to the itchy area and that causes an even more intense itch. So, if I itch, I apply ice and then gently massage lotion into the itchy area.

posted October 15
A myMPNteam Member

Oh, read somewhere that it really helps to refrigerate the lotion. I just put mine in the refrigerator. Will let you know how that goes.

posted October 16
A myMPNteam Member

I do too. Worse after showering. I haven't found much that helps but plenty that makes it worse!

posted September 29

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