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Dry Skin And Itchy Skin

Dry Skin And Itchy Skin

Hi
Even though I've been diagnosed with RA by my primary Doctor, I don't see the specialist until February. So I have so many questions and going on line sometimes helps.

I'm not sure if this is part of my RA or my non active thyroid. But my skin is so dry. I'v tried so many different lotions and none seem to help. Any suggestions?

When I go to bed at night the bottom of my feet burn slightly and its so hard to get comfortable and sleep. Is that a symptom of RA?

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A myRAteam Member said:

Dry skin is not only uncomfortable but it is expensive lol. I did not have dry skin issues until last year, not even in the wintertime. However, this year has been horrendous. I finally have a routine that works and if I try to skip any part of the routine, there’s an issue. After a lukewarm shower while your body is still wet, apply Amlactin moisturizing lotion. Then, use cera vee or cetaphile moisturizing cream. In your roughest or extremely dry areas, apply vitamin E skin oil and top off with either nivea’s moisturizing lotion for extremely dry and rough skin or vaseline’s dry rescue lotion for extremely dry skin. Yes, this adds a few extra minutes to my process of getting ready but for me it is so worth it for me. I had results immediately (same day) Hopefully, you find something that works for you soon.

FYI...if you try Amlactin, it does have a weird almost itchy feeling when you first apply it for the first day or two. This is normal.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

TRy taking Vitamin E and using a Vitamin E cream

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Could be the start of peripheral neuropathy, speak to your doctor about going to see a Neurologist. Vera

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Catherine,

I have Hashimoto's along with the RA. I have found if I apply coconut oil after a shower it helps my skin to not be as dry also Eucerin cream helps with the itchy flaky skin. Those are my 2 go tos.

As for burning feet. No clue which one that is but man oh man it sure does hurt at times. Sorry I'm not sure which disease does that. I know there are many that cause burning feet.

All my best,
Carol

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

In a flare-up and itching is intolerable. Dry flaking skin. Itch feels like it is in the nerves. My arms get all inflamed and sore looking from the scratching. I often wake up bleeding. Even my scalp!

posted over 3 years ago
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