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Ben, sorry you are suffering with your feet. My son had an ingrown toe nail and after suffering with it he decided to have an operation to remove the nail completely. He's glad he had it done. He.'s on his feet all day and evening so it was important that his feet were in order.

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Just that it hinders the 'Dancing' nonna....................lol

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Hope you feel better soon Nonna. 

 

And Ben.. I think a pair of Jesus Sandals and Cargo Shorts down to your calves, (no socks.. obvs...) would look fab with that nice black blazer, check shirt and tie you like so much.

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Have you stopped being 'ministered to' by your Russian lady, Ben?    I thought she was sorting out your foot problems (painfully!)

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Still seeing her Margie......don't think she caused my latest problem.......not had problem for couple of years since her regular treatment,,,,,thought she was keeping it at bay...........obviously not,,,

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Itchiness no better.  Woke up especially uncomfortable this morning.  So, decided to give the prescribed cream another go. 'Dermocool' or summat.  Stinks of Menthol and is very greasy, but I was desperate.  And anyway I don't think my skin is dry anymore as I've used enough 'Lard' of different types to keep a Chippy going for months.

 

90 minutes in and I don't think it made any more difference than just taking a cool shower.  Also I'm sick of grease transferring to the few clothes I'm really comfortable in.  Been washing and drying the same few things by the minute.

 

So, I'll probably be back in for a quick shower in an hour or so.

 

I have a Docs appontment on Monday and I'll be reporting 'no change'. If he suggests another bloody cream and 'come back in two weeks', I'm going to have to tell him that a week is torture, two weeks is not happening.

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Col,,did you try that cream i told you about ?........it cured me,,,and i had the 'Itch' for 4 months............

 

 

On the tube,,its called 'Betamethasone Valerate'  'Betnovate cream'        

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I've been using some out of date Fucibet, which contains Betamethasone Valerate, but also an antibiotic called Fusidic Acid. but a bit cautiously and only on worst areas.  The stuff the Doc gave me is basically just grease with a bit of menthol, so it's not what you'd call 'pharmacologically active', like Betawotsit etc.  I'll be dicussing this with the Doc on Monday.

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Sounds like you need an 'in date'  steroid cream and forget about the other creams.  Anyway,  the very greasy creams are a bit dangerous sometimes as they make the bath/ shower very slippery when combined with warm water  (and I don't need any falls now or ever!)

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You may well be right Margie.

 

You have a message.

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Col, no message on here or Fb ??

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On here.  A few minutes ago.  Took longer than I thought

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1 hour ago, benjamin1945 said:

Col,,did you try that cream i told you about ?........it cured me,,,and i had the 'Itch' for 4 months............

 

 

On the tube,,its called 'Betamethasone Valerate'  'Betnovate cream'        

My husband has had a ‘pinkish’ patch on his cheek bone for several months, it doesn’t itch.  Self-diagnosis decided it is sun-damage so he’s just been putting moisturiser on the area for weeks, no improvement.  Then when we were in Spain last week a friend suggested buying some Betnovate cream, over the counter as it needs a prescription (therefore Drs appt) in England.  He’s been applying it for a few days and it’s had no effect.  I spoke to our local pharmacist the other day and he said that Betnovate is a steroid and should not be applied on the face but anywhere below the neck is ok.  

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The only part of me that doesn't itch is my face and....

 

Everywhere else just touching the skin can set it off.  Just went in shower to wash off the prescribed c**p that I'd given another chance earlier. In places, just the water hitting the skin was enough to sting, or itch.  The other night I went to bed and tried to relax. Something like a wasp sting started on the front of my right shoulder.   Quick scratch.. went away then came back again.. and again.. for hours. This keeps happening all over and little 'hive' type lumps that aren't red, just appearing anywhere and everywhere, then disappearing.

Driving me mad.

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20 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

My husband has had a ‘pinkish’ patch on his cheek bone for several months, it doesn’t itch.  Self-diagnosis decided it is sun-damage so he’s just been putting moisturiser on the area for weeks, no improvement.  Then when we were in Spain last week a friend suggested buying some Betnovate cream, over the counter as it needs a prescription (therefore Drs appt) in England.  He’s been applying it for a few days and it’s had no effect.  I spoke to our local pharmacist the other day and he said that Betnovate is a steroid and should not be applied on the face but anywhere below the neck is ok.  

I had exactly the same thing a few years back, Lizzie. It didn't go and I went to the doc to get it checked out. Referred to a specialist it was diagnosed as sun damage. The specialist said he would have lasered the area if it wasn't so close to my eye. He prescribed Efudix cream which burned the area off in a couple of weeks. Been fine ever since.

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@LizzieM  you are right in that a steroid ointment shouldn't be used on the face as a general rule, but I've had 2 separate doctors who have said that a tiny amount CAN  be used - it should always be used sparingly anyway.   One GP said I could even put a teeny weeny smear on some dry itchy skin just below ny eyebrow occasionally , and a hospital doctor at the skin clinic says I can use a very small amount  as necessary on an itchy place on my forehead.   I suppose the advice is given because some people might 'lather it on' too often?

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35 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

My husband has had a ‘pinkish’ patch on his cheek bone for several months, it doesn’t itch.  Self-diagnosis decided it is sun-damage so he’s just been putting moisturiser on the area for weeks, no improvement.  Then when we were in Spain last week a friend suggested buying some Betnovate cream, over the counter as it needs a prescription (therefore Drs appt) in England.  He’s been applying it for a few days and it’s had no effect.  I spoke to our local pharmacist the other day and he said that Betnovate is a steroid and should not be applied on the face but anywhere below the neck is ok.  

 

I had a small itchy patch below my right eye, level with my nostril but well away.  Doc tried several things and then said 'Aahh!!' and prescribed Bactroban Cream.  This contains an antibiotic called Mupiricin. Did the trick in a couple of days.  Not sure what the 'Aahh!' was about though...

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5 hours ago, DJ360 said:

The only part of me that doesn't itch is my face and....

 

Everywhere else just touching the skin can set it off.  Just went in shower to wash off the prescribed c**p that I'd given another chance earlier. In places, just the water hitting the skin was enough to sting, or itch.  The other night I went to bed and tried to relax. Something like a wasp sting started on the front of my right shoulder.   Quick scratch.. went away then came back again.. and again.. for hours. This keeps happening all over and little 'hive' type lumps that aren't red, just appearing anywhere and everywhere, then disappearing.

Driving me mad.

 

My husband about 15 yrs ago had the effect of hives on his back. Couldn't find out why or how they came up. He tried everything with no luck. One day whilst out with us they suddenly appeared again. In the middle of a town my sister in law lifted his shirt up and applied some Calendula. She always has some sort of relief in her handbag.We could almost see them disappearing. They came up for a while after another day but calendula was always used and it eventually stopped. We always have a tube along with Aloe Vera cream or gel.  They are natural products. It may be worth trying something that isn't prescribed DJ. Maybe too much medication doesn't help

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Been in bed most of the day. I changed my patch of 10 mcg/hr to 5 mcg/hr. I feel rested and I have very little pain. Hope it continues. May the 10 was too much and I overdosed.

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22 minutes ago, nonnaB said:

Been in bed most of the day. I changed my patch of 10 mcg/hr to 5 mcg/hr. I feel rested and I have very little pain. Hope it continues. May the 10 was too much and I overdosed.

 

No nonna it's because you have RESTED most of the day just like you're supposed to!    Keep it up...   :clapping:

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Mother's Day here tomorrow . Don't intend to do anything.

Well almost nothing. I promise.

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1 minute ago, nonnaB said:

Well almost nothing. I promise.

 Well we will be keeping an on you young nonna and woe betide you if we catch you cheating!

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13 minutes ago, Brew said:

 Well we will be keeping an on you young nonna and woe betide you if we catch you cheating!

 

Shall I report in every hour? Don't think it's a good idea. It might cause some sarcastic answers.

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No not every hour. What we expect is a report that says rested all day  and feel great!  thumbsup

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