I tend to get itching and scratching all over my legs during periods. What is cure? - Online Doctor Chats
hi Doc, sometimes when I am tensed or couple of days before the menstrual cycle in a month, I tend to get itching / scratching all over my legs
This is Dr. XXXXXXX
What is your age, XXXXXXX?
What is your height and weight?
5.2 inches height and 67 kgs weight
How long have you had this problem?
just recently may be three months
and not every month I get this but
Do you have it at any other time or it always just before your menstrual cycle?
just before menstrual cycle only
What it seems like XXXXXX, is premenstrual syndrome
ok is there any way I can avoid
Do you have just itching, or do you have other symptoms like bloating, feeling low or any other symptoms
bloating yes. feeling low no
i regularly exercise
when ever I have my periods, I can find there is a lump in my lower stomach, which disappears after the periods
I think we would not be able to prevent this situation XXXXXX
We can only treat it symptomatically
Also at night time, I would suggest you take diphenhydramine
cetrizine is to stop itching. what is Diphenhydramine for?
However, the latter is a prescription drug,
what is it for?
Its for itching
Its a better drug for itching than cetrizine
But it will make you sleepy
So we cant give it in the day time
the effect of cetrizine lasts only for 12-18 hours
any other multi vitamin tablets can you suggest
Its not required
A healthy and balanced drug is all that is required
you need to be having atleast 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day
thank you doc. really helpful. I will try cetrizine first when I get the itching again this month
But XXXXXXX, Diphenhydramine is more useful
It will be worthwhile seeing a physician in person
just its a prescription drug and I cant give it to you without examining you
sure than shall visit my regular family doc
thank you so much
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