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Itchy legs

I saw a dermatologist for the leg itching. she just said it was atopic dermatitis. There asre never any visible signs of rash or hives. I had bloodwork done, which proved to be negative. I don't use any soaps with dyes or fragrance, I take short, cool showers and lotion right after, I don't have any allergies that I am aware of. the itching seems to happen after a shower and at night/in the morning ( I think because of temperature changes in my skin?). I don't know if I just have hypersensitive skin or what? it is odd that it would just come on out of the blue. It started last fall during the last trimester of my pregnancy. I considered that I may be allergic to the chlorine in my water? I may try to pick up a water filter. Does anyone know if these work?
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Hormonal changes, water temperature and chemicals in the water may be contributory to what you are having now. I would suggest that you have the water analyzed. Also when taking a shower, initially start with a lukewarm bath then gradually change to desired temperature. A good quality water filter may help. However, at this point we have to determine what may be causing this. You may try taking a bath in a friend’s or relative's place with a different water source   just to see if a similar reaction may occur.

At this point, this may or may not be an allergic reaction. It is best to observe the condition first. Use only mild soaps and cleansers such as Cetaphil and use lotions that are hypoallergenic.
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Sounds like aquagenic pruritus, I've also had it for years, no cure just learned to cope with it.
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