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Itchy back

  1. Aug 2, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    Am i strange? after i have had a shower my back itches like crazy, i am sure
    i am not allergic to water, please, please, any one have a cure.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2005 #2

    fuzzyfelt

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    Me too, Tiger Balm is great.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2005 #3

    wolram

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    Please Fi, what is Tiger balm, can i buy it at a chemists?
     
  5. Aug 2, 2005 #4
    Sounds like the water u used is toxic to me.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2005 #5

    Astronuc

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    Possible causes:

    1. Shower water is too hot - and capillaries near surface dilate and affect nerves which causes itching sensation

    2. Water is hard - minerals on skin my irritate skin

    3. Skin is 'allergic' to soap or shampoo (one or more chemicals in either)
     
  7. Aug 2, 2005 #6

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    Seriously? I thought everyone had tiger balm lurking somewhere in their bathroom cupboards. I don't ever remember actually buying it, but I'm sure you could get it at a chemist. It has menthol and campher in it, so its a little hot, like dencorub.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2005 #7

    wolram

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    1. I only have water warm, to save electricity :biggrin:

    2 . We have a electronic water softener, it seems to work as we no longer get scale build up in our kettle

    3 Hmm, me allergic to some thing :surprised but i will change the soap and
    shampoo brand.

    Thanks Astro, if this works i wll buy you a beard strimmer :biggrin:
     
  9. Aug 2, 2005 #8

    russ_watters

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    4. Dry skin.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2005 #9

    wolram

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    Honest, I am never ill, bandages and plasters are all i ever buy, if Astro's
    idea dosen't work i will buy some, if your idea works i will buy you an old
    master.
    :biggrin:
     
  11. Aug 2, 2005 #10

    Moonbear

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    Hairy back? Could just be the hairs tickling you as they "fluff" back up as they dry off.

    If it's a soap or shampoo allergy, the easiest thing is to just switch brands for a week and see if it goes away.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2005 #11

    fuzzyfelt

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    That would be a whole lot nicer than a beard strimmer(?), thanks :smile:
     
  13. Aug 2, 2005 #12

    wolram

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    :surprised Hairy back, I'm not very hairy thanks for the idea Moon B. :biggrin:
     
  14. Aug 2, 2005 #13

    wolram

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    Could be but it's not visibly.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2005 #14

    wolram

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    One of those things with a nylon cord that whizz round at a gazillion rpm. :biggrin:
     
  16. Aug 2, 2005 #15

    honestrosewater

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    You might want to try 'natural' products or products for sensitive skin.
    I love the smell of Jason Natural Cosmetics Satin Liquid Soap, Glycerine & Rosewater (no surprise). But I don't know how 'natural ' it really is. There's an excellent company in Tampa called Aubrey Organics. You can order from their website; I don't know about international shipping, but a store near you may carry their products. I've tried a lot of natural/organic companies, and this one is the best by far.
    Burt's Bees' stuff is usually good too.
    Cetaphil is supposed to be very good for sensitive skin - and you'll probably have an easier time getting ahold of it. I wash my hands a lot, and my knuckles tend to get dry, crack, and sometimes bleed during the winter. Other soaps sting and make it worse, but Cetaphil doesn't cause any problems.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2005 #16
    I use to have very dry skin. Then my doctor told me to start taking flax seed oil pills. I take 2 a day{morn and night} and no more dry skin. I have even gone back to the soap I like{but gave up cause it was drying} with no problems! :smile:
     
  18. Aug 2, 2005 #17

    wolram

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    But i can not go and buy any of this stuff, the sales staff will think i am a
    bit strange, a man in one of those stores, i would rather grit my teeth and
    bare it :cry:
     
  19. Aug 2, 2005 #18

    Danger

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    Listen and learn, my good man. Just do it my way and avoid any embarrassment. Take a list with you, look very puzzled trying to make out what it says, and when someone offers to help just say "My girlfriend asked me to get this stuff for her and I don't know where to look". Works every time.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2005 #19

    wolram

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    I understand :rolleyes: but they will know ,i am a hopeless at deception, if i
    wanted razor blades, they are sure to think i really wanted some thing else.
     
  21. Aug 2, 2005 #20
    5. Flesh-eating parasites.
    6. Republicans :biggrin:
     
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