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Skin Itching (Pruritis)/Dryness

Symptoms and Treatments

To relieve dry itchy skin, it is necessary to moisturize often. Also, you must protect your skin from harsh detergents, hot water, and the cold winter air, all of which will rob moisture from your skin. You may want to consider using a humidifier in the home during the cold winter heating months to replace much-needed moisture into the air. Remember that not everyone will have the same response to every product. You may have to try a few products until you find one that will work for you.

 

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Most Common
Side Effects

     
Over-the-Counter Skin Lotions  
     
KeriCream®
Lubriderm®
Eucerin Moisturizing®
creams and lotions
Nivea
Moisturizing®
UltraDerm®
Alpha Keri Bath Oil®
Aveeno bath oil & moisturizer®
Moisturize skin No significant side effects observed.

Antihistamines (Prescription)
     

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®)
Hydroxyzine (Atarax®)
Cetirizine (Reactine®)

Block histamine response, thereby decreasing itching Drowsiness, dry mouth.

Other    
     

Colchicine

Reduce inflammation associated with calcinosis Diarrhea

 

Scleroderma Medications Guide (Canada)

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