Post # 1
This has been going on for about a week and it has never happened before. My legs are constantly itching but they don’t feel dry and there’s no rash. I haven’t changed any skincare products or detergents. I use a gentle Shea butter soap with no harsh chemicals. No matter how much lotion I put on it doesn’t help. Any advice?
BTW I have inspected for bed bugs/ fleas just in case. None to be found and the itching is only on my legs.
Post # 3
Try either calamine lotion or aloe vera gel. My skin got crazy dry last winter visiting my east coast in-laws and calamine and aloe were the only things that helped. The calamine is like pepto-bismal pink but it’s very, very soothing. You just look a little funny with it all over yourself.
Post # 4
I usually drink some gatorade and increase the water intake. It usually helps, I think for me, it’s partially dehydration, and when I think about it, the itchy started after I stopped paying attention to how much water I was drinking. I also soak in the tub with some baby oil, the real baby stuff-it’s cheap and feels good.
Now i’m all itchy.
Post # 5
@Aquaria: if it doesn’t go away in a few weeks I’d def see a doctor. itchiness is sometimes a symptom of more serious things. although I doubt anything is wrong, I would go to the doctor just to make sure it’s not a sign of sometching more serious.
Post # 6
Call your water company and find out if they recently changed their water treatment. My husband and myself both get itchy legs once they change to “winter water”. We use gold bond lotion after showers and that usually stops the itching. I also start self softening our cloth washing water.
Post # 7
I use baby powder on itchy skin. I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 8
Shaving irritation? Shaving kills my legs…especially in the winter because they are drier to begin with. I use Eucerin Calming cream. It works wonders.
Post # 9
Use lotion after you get out of the shower. Like, while your legs are still wet. Water helps the lotion absorb. Just because your skin doesn’t feel dry doesn’t mean that it isn’t.
Post # 10
As it been exceptionally cold where you are ?
That can change up DRASTICALLY the amount of moisture / humidity in the air indoors.
Like many Canadians, both Mr TTR & I get itchy & flaky skin on our legs especially come December & January…
Lotion usually helps… especially if you have something that is high in oils… such as Shea Butter, Coconut Oil Cream etc.
Post # 11
@Aquaria: Could it be something that you were wearing? A new pair of trousers or tights, maybe? They could be causing the itchiness, especially if you didn’t wash them before wearing. Some synthetic materials can make my skin so itchy I need to constantly scratch myself even after I’ve stopped wearing them.
I agree with a PP about going to see your doctor if it doesn’t get better in a few days. Better safe than sorry!
Post # 12
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: +1 to calamine, I find that to be helpful for almost any itch. If it doesn’t clear up soon I’d head to the doctor. Even if it is nothing serious they could at least tell you what it is and possibly some better solutions.
Post # 13
The razors I had been using changed up their “moisturizing strip” and it was driving my legs crazy until I realized it. I bought some razors without that strip and used some CereVe to shave with and the itching stopped after lotioning up.
Post # 14
@lizardloo: y’know that actually makes the most sense, being that it’s isolated to the shaving area. I use the disposable Daisy razors. I’ll try switching to something else and see what happens. Thanks!
Post # 15
@Aquaria: Good luck! It took me FOREVER to figure it out.
Post # 16
Until you can figure out what is causing the itchiness, use cooler water to help ease the itchies. At times I’ll have infuriatingly itchy legs, for no reason what so ever – I think now that I’ve made a correlation with eating bread/gluten, so I try to reduce it with that, but cool water is one of the few things that helps!