i have really itching legs. its worse late night/early morning. i have been working out pretty hard consistently for about 4 months and it just started 3 weeks ago. I live in Los Angeles, a very dry climate, however i have been drinking water non-stop and going through bottles of lotion. I am been almost completely organic in my eating for about a year, (no pills, not even over-the-counter drugs) and would rather not take an anti-histamine.....it does itch all over my body, but it is more prevalent in the legs/feet. I have not changed my soap or detergent. I have started taking lukewarm showers, which doesn't seem to help much...what more can i do?
The symptoms described by you could be due a skin disorder called eczema. People who suffer from this disorder should avoid contact with triggering factors like soaps, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, and detergents. Sometimes sweat, changes in temperature and psychological stress are known to trigger these episodes. So, the best way to prevent attacks is to identify those substances which you are allergic to and avoid them. Consult your primary care physician for therapy. If the need arises he may refer you to a dermatologist.
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