Originally posted by Sarah Helen:
[B]I am going crazy with a summer peel. I had a cold with a low fever a couple of weeks ago and now my skin is intensely dry and peeling, especially around the finger tips.
It's hard to complain to anyone I know because I feel they don't realize how bad it can feel and that it is constant.
ARRRGG - I just want to scratch and scratch and scratch! Needless to say, I haven't been sleeping too well.
Thanks for listening...here is a pic of my hand (bad focus due to camera phone - sorry).
Prior to taking medication, I used to have this itching in my hands and feet, and it would drive me nuts. I used to itch my wrists, hands, and feet until they bled or the skin ripped off. Finally, I found that running hot tap water on them until I couldn't stand the temperature and then some, would temporarily relieve the itching. Not the most ideal solution, but it was something that I could do at work or home.
I have been fortunate with Soriatane, and haven't had the problem since.