Sore itchy skin on arms and legs (pics)

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I'm new to this forum and it's my last Portacol to get help. I have been referred to dermatologist a few years ago although nothing really developed and they could not pin point how or why I am getting it.

I have had a patch test done resulting in nothing. I have tried almost all moisturisers.

I have tried all steroid creams.

I have patches of dry sore itch skin.

It occurs mostly on my arms and upper leg. It is worse when I go to bed and just after a shower.

I have attached an image

Has anybody had any experience of this type of excema and their way of controlling it?

Any help would be appreciated.

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    That rash looks similar to my rash. It only effects my limbs as well.

    I have several suggestions for you.

    But first, can you find out the type of water treatment that is provided from your water company. If you call them they will be able to tell you if they treat with chlorine or a newer mixture of chlorine and ammonia which is called chloramine?

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    • Posted

      Hi thanks for your reply. I found my water board. It appears to be chlorine but I have them coming out this week to do a test to see if there are any abnormalities and I will get results in a week.
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      Well that is great it is not treated with chloramine.

      What state do you live in? What has the temp been lately? I live in Louisiana where we have a lot of humidity. I notice that cold days that have no humidity are the worst for me.

      I can't use any commercial products like the ones that smell so great, not even products from Walmart or Drugstores.

      I have to use mild baby Castile soap (no other type Castile soaps) and coconut oil (organic and cold pressed).

      My rash started on just my limbs but as I have gotten older it has started to spread to my trunk area. However, the limb rash never goes away.

      What type of skin do you have (oily, dry, normal)? When you put moisturizers on do you find they never soak in or does your skin absorb oil quickly?

      Do you shower or bath nightly?

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      I replied but it looks like it may not get posted to our thread until it is approved by a moderator.

      I added two product names. I think that is what flagged it.

      If it doesn't post by this afternoon I wil rewrite it and forego brand names.

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    hi marty

    i too can relate to you condition, have you try coconut oil as a moisturiser, if not try a blend of cocoa butter mixed with jojoba oil and almond oil over a pot of hot water until it amalgamated once cool but in a container and freeze use as a moisturiser. 

    Hope this helps

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