View Full Version : Emergency fix needed - advice PLEASE!
02-13-2008, 07:55 PM
I'm trying to help my husband. In the past three weeks he has been experiencing beyond intense itching all over his body (mostly on adomen/back area) with no sign of a rash. Doctors can't figure it out. Creams and antihistamines aren't working. The thing that makes it an emergency is that he has to fly across the world because he just got word that his father is dying and only has 2-3 months. In my husbands condition, he can't fly until he gets the itching under control.
We're thinking of a juice feast to give his body a rest and hopefully heal itself. Please any suggestions would be so welcomed!
02-13-2008, 09:01 PM
Gosh, had he been stressed about his father's health (or anything else) when this started?
I only ask because I get "psychosomatic" itching (eyes usually) under stress.
02-14-2008, 12:05 AM
Have you tried Udo's oil. My daugher has severe skin issues and this really helps to keep the skin soft. I'm not saying it will heal the issue but it may help make it more managble. It's in the fridge section of your health food shop.
2T. everyday (by mouth)
Cheers and good luck,
02-14-2008, 09:24 AM
By any chance, did he just start raw around the time of the itch? Bc/ when I first went raw I was up for days suffering from almost unbearable itching, but no rash or anything. I know it was a detox thing bc I had just gone raw, and then after about 2 weeks, it just stopped. Not that this will help his itch... sorry!
02-14-2008, 01:59 PM
Not sure what it was, but I had intense itching all over my my stomach and the sides of my body...then one day it just went away.... :confused:
02-14-2008, 04:08 PM
I itched, too when I started eating raw--on my abdomen, and sides, around to my back. It lasted for about 2 weeks then went away.
I'm sorry, I don't have any advice....:(
I hope it vanishes quickly!
02-15-2008, 05:58 AM
I don't want to worry you, but when my daughter was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease 14 years ago, one of her symptoms was excessive itching. Hopefully, your doctor has ruled this out. If not, please do check this out. The itching indicated a systemic problem. Good luck with this problem.
02-15-2008, 07:24 PM
maybe the body's normal response to emotional trama, grief & stress?
02-15-2008, 07:39 PM
I've had this happen every time I've gone raw, too...
...here's what helped...
~Drink LOTS of water! TONS! Helps flush out whatever you're detoxing from MUCH faster!
~SKIN BRUSHING! (With a natural bristle brush, of coruse...I figured if I was detoxing through the skin, that would spped it up, & it did, followed by a HOT bath!
~Saunas, if you can access one, especially a Far Infared one...
~Bathe in baking soda.
02-15-2008, 08:24 PM
you wash clothes with and the soap he uses to clean himself with.
If it's cold and dry where you are, try a good moisturizing cream. Olive oil. Sometimes the body gets overdry in winter.
02-17-2008, 11:27 PM
Thank you for all the helpful replies and support.
It's so hard to say what exactly it was. Often I think it can be a combination of things. Now that my husband has booked his trip home to be with his father, he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders and the itch has lessened. He is taking some prescribed anti-histamines and lotion that has hydrocortisone, but over the past few days he is using it less and less.
I'm glad to see that he's getting more comfortable. The main goal was a quick fix so that he could go and be with his father. Stress, detox from eating raw with me, and perhaps some other factors may have caused this. We'll probably never know.
He did get a lot of blood work done so we know it is not something more serious, thank goodness. (Thanks buffalogal).
When he gets back he's keen to do a cleanse with me so that he can get more of those toxins out and the prescriptions he's taken for the symptoms.
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