Itchy legs driving me insane!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
welliesMember
1425 posts
Bumble bee

I use baby powder on itchy skin. I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 8
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1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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
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1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

 

@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
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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 # 15
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Aquaria:  Good luck! It took me FOREVER to figure it out.

Post # 16
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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!

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