jobo77, on 23 April 2017 - 07:01 PM, said:
I'm glad you finally saw a dermatologist - I recall suggesting it to you months ago. I had about 5 years thinking it would never end and even saw the "expert" in the business which pretty much failed and she gave up on me. It was my GP who suggested using the steroid ointment as a 6 days on, 4 days off regime - by the 2nd round the itching had pretty much gone and now I only need to use it when I get a flare up. I avoid any soap based products and find tight jeans or undies can trigger it sometimes too. So for me, I guess it is chronic but manageable now. Mine was officially diagnosed as psoriasis but similar symptoms and treatment. Hopefully your treatment will give you some relief and maybe enable your skin to start recovering once the itch cycle is broken.
I'm glad you got it under control. I'm trying to wear jeans as little as possible. I try to wear baggy pants instead.
Edited by Minnie80, 23 April 2017 - 07:08 PM.