Going crazy...please help!
This is actually totally unrelated to running but thought I'd put it out there in case anyone can help...
I came up in a red, slightly bumpy rash on Saturday morning, came on all of a sudden and is right across the top of my chest but nowhere else. Can't think of anything that could have triggered it and have been using anti-itching rash cream since Sat morning, and allergy relief tablets since Sunday but nothing is helping at all and it's driving me *crazy*. I can't sleep or concentrate and it's constantly on my mind cuz it's so ITCHY.
Can anyone recommend anything that will stop the itching or make it go away?! A long shot I know but hey I'm open to suggestions...
My Dad suffers from a mild form of eczema and uses E40 cream ( i think it's that number might even be E90 - but not WD40!). It just a moisturising agent - in fact I reckon its a damn site better and cheaper than some of those facial moisturisers out there. Might be worth a go!
I'm the fool on the hill
Thanks for that, I have had people recommend E45 to me for it but have so far been using some other rash cream and I think the allergy relief tablets have finally kicked in so not quite so infuriatingly itchy any more! Hasn't disappeared though and still no idea what caused it; weird...
Perhaps it was E45 after all that! Just don't keep scratchin!
I'm the fool on the hill
I too suffer from bad skin and have rashes develop on my arms probably from sweat rash.
Id recomend you use Savlon. Its available from pretty much all pharmacies or those sort of shops. Just keep applying it and it should clear up.
Have you changed your washing power recently? or it could be a reaction to a new shower gel or something like that?
Have a think if you have doen something different that may have triggered it of
hope it helps - no scratchin!
That's the most bizarre thing; I haven't changed anything at all--same washing powder, face wash, shower gel, moisturiser...etc etc etc! Haven't started eating anything unusual either so have literally no idea what the trigger is. After it first appeared it cleared up almost completely after about a week but since then it's been kind of coming and going, grrr. Maybe my body is just protesting about my new-found love of running :wink:
I'll give Savlon a go-thanks for the recommendation john.ump
hope the itch has gone!
Witch hazel gel is also good - but normally for small stuff, bites etc - you could just smother yourself in a bucket load!
Have stocked up on Savlon so that's my next tactic...I really have to figure out what's causing this rash; it's driving me craaaaaaaazy...And plus I don't wanna be red and blotchy at my graduation ball! :lol:
I hope you haven't got exams to get through as that rash could well put you off.
As for you grad ball you probably won't feel much after a few drinks any way. Ah seems like a long time ago since I had my grad ball - probably because it was over 10 years ago!
I'm the fool on the hill
That's a good point glassonion--I've got two exams and one of them is three hours! I'm gonna go spare...
So far Savlon not doing the trick but will keep slathering myself in the stuff.
As for grad ball-I can't believe I'm actually at the point where I'm having one! Doesn't time fly.... :lol:
Yep three years (or more) goes quick - once freshers week is over all of a sudden you are saying goodbye to everyone, i miss my Uni days!
As the days were passing it seemed to drag, but then looking back on it, it seems to have flown by! I can't wait to finish but maybe I'll be more nostalgic about it when a bit of time has passed... :wink:
No change on the rash...john.ump mentioned sweat rash--is this literal? Is it possible that my own sweat is maybe reacting with something and giving me a rash?!?! Is it worth seeing a doc/nurse over a mystery rash?? It's been about 2 weeks...
It may be worth seeing a doctor in case it is something like Eczema. I suffer from this, and it does seem to flare up with excessive sweating. Although there is still little that can be done apart from hydrocortisone creams, but it is difficult to apply these to large areas of skin. There are one or two brands that can be bought over the counter, but the ones I have found of most use are prescription only.
Thanks for that Godwit--
But if it was eczema wouldn't I have had it before now? Isn't it something you have your whole life, or can you develop it later?? Hmmmm, guess I'll try to make a doc appointment in the coming week...
No you can definitely get eczema at any stage in life. It can sometime be brought on by stress (exams perhaps?) and although it mighn't be all over you body, it can just be in small patches.
I mentioned my dad having a problem with it and this did not appear til he was in his fifties, so it could well be something which has only just started now.
A Jack of all trades
Ah, didn't know that. Thanks, very helpful. Guess I should make an appointment then. I always thought eczema was kind of dry and flaky though, and mine's not like that, hmmm. It does seem to have subsided a bit but hasn't gone completely, ho hum...
So did you get to the bottom of the itch?
I never did figure it out, it just seems to have subsided of its own accord, although it does reappear once in a while for a day or so. Bizarre! At least I'm not constantly itchy anymore though :)
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