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Thank you. I will ask you a couple ,more questions if I may. Is there anything you can think that may have started this? Do you wear any type of uniform for work? You mention there is no visible rash is that correct? Does the itch affect any other part of the body? Finally does it tend to be more noticeable at night or in the morning. Can you provide a photo of the skin on the legs?
Thank you I will wait for the photo
Thank you , I agree nothing really obvious. Itching without a visible red rash can either be due to general dryness of the skin in which case it needs regular hydration and moisturising or due to other factors internally in the body. The commonest one is low iron especially in women.
Given that there is no rash i would advise you to book a blood test (can be done after a telephone consultation with your GP) to check your pruritus (itching) screen- this includes your Iron levels, full blood count, thyroid test, kidney and liver tests. These may well come back fine but still need to be checked.
Regarding alleviating the itch, I would recommend using a moisturising cream containing an anti-itch called urea such as Eucerin cream or Flexitol 10% (not 25%) cream for regular use. An over the counter antihistamine such as clarityn (loratadine 10 mg) taken once a day regularly for 10-14 days can also be helpful. Avoid soap and bubble baths if you can for now until the issue resolves. Soap lotions such as sanex or simple are preferable to any other soap or shower gel.
I hope this helps. Let me know if any questions.
Pleasure, have a good night (late here too!)