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My skin feels itchy/scratchy at times .especially during night times.

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Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Question: My skin feels itchy/scratchy at times .especially during night times. (Legs mostly and occasional hands-a month almost) There is no visible bruises , wounds or redness or flakiness on the skin. Eye corner also feels itchy at times . Please suggest a medication/ointment
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Due to hypothyroidism or allergic, topical steroid, antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query.
Itching could be due to hypothyroidism or allergic in nature.
I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream diluted in a moisturizing lotion containing white soft paraffin in the ratio of 1:3 on the arms and legs twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once daily at bedtime for 2 weeks.
These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (32 minutes later)
Hello Doctor,

Thanks for your response. I will take the tablet prescribed by you. Can you please name some lotion which have the white soft paraffin? Also is 'clobetasol propionate' the ointment name or the compound? can you please provide alternative cream/ointment name for same just incase I don't get this topical steroid.

Thanks in advance

Regards
Akash
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You can apply tenovate or clop cream.
It contains clobetasol propionate.
Moisturex soft lotion contains white soft paraffin.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (6 hours later)
Hi Doctor,

I got Cetirite-L 5mg tab instead of levocitrizine 5mg as that wasn't available here. Hope its fine?
Also how long should I be using the lotion + tenovate ointment?

Regards
Akash
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cetrilite L tablet is fine

Detailed Answer:
Yes cetrilite L tablet is fine.
You should use these medicines for 2 weeks and revert.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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My skin feels itchy/scratchy at times .especially during night times.

Brief Answer: Due to hypothyroidism or allergic, topical steroid, antihistaminic Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to ask a doctor service I have gone through your query. Itching could be due to hypothyroidism or allergic in nature. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream diluted in a moisturizing lotion containing white soft paraffin in the ratio of 1:3 on the arms and legs twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once daily at bedtime for 2 weeks. These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries. Regards Dr Asmeet