'Crawling' feeling under the skin

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Linzie

Wolverhampton, UK

#1 Jan 12, 2009
Hi there
I'm interested to hear if any other eczema suffereres have had this sort of crawling feeling under their skin? I seem to get it much more when I'm lying in my bed. No matter what I do to try and ease the feeling, nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any suggestions that might help me? I'm desperate to get some relief. I'm getting grumpy at everyone as I'm needing sleep!
jason P

Naperville, IL

#2 Jan 13, 2009
It really bothers me that there's so many cures for for something that's incurable. Ive been plagued with this since i was born and have journals through my life trying to keep track of flareups, good days etc. One thing i learned is almost everything works on a short term basis. And i mean everything. Even worse 99% of all studies ask for a high coverage area, unfortunately eczema very rarely works that way. So all we can do is deal with it, I know its hard, I wont leave the house for months because 9 months a year it covers my entire face. Good luck to all you fellow sufferers. Lets all Hope.
jason P

Naperville, IL

#3 Jan 13, 2009
Linzie,
happens to me often, I get a wash cloth damp and put it in the freezer. then put it on my face, help cool long enough to get to sleep and because its not too wet it wont make a mess. just an idea. good luck
Linzie

Wolverhampton, UK

#4 Jan 15, 2009
Hi Jason
I'll give that one a try, thanks. I think I've tried everything else, so it's worth a try! I'm trying to work out what's causing this latest flare up but cant put my finger on it. The only thing I know totally hekps the itch disappear is when I have steroids but been there, done it and not doing it again, dont like the feeling I get with them, not too mention the weight the put on you!
Take care
JASON P

Naperville, IL

#5 Jan 15, 2009
For me the treatment changes every 45 to 50 days, I can always go back to old ones but i need at least one year so my skin doesn't remember, i know it sounds funny. When i was i kid i only used nivea cream worked great for years but now it would be a disaster. The most important thing is to write everything down. Everyone Is Looking For The Answer.
Linzie

Wolverhampton, UK

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Usually for me I need to change creams every 10 days - at the most and it drives me mad. It seems to work for a week but then the redness just wont alter and thats when I need to change creams again. The only thing thats worked properly for a long time is when they put me on steroids, but not keen on that idea. I dsont like the affect they have on me. I'm waiting to see the consultant and hopefully they can get to the bottom of the problem this time.

Have you problems when you eat things? I have noticed I ca eat something one day but if I try the next day, I react. Its so frustrating.
jack

Thunder Bay, Canada

#7 Jan 17, 2009
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JASON P

Naperville, IL

#8 Jan 18, 2009
I,d like to say some foods have a reaction but I've never been able to put the two together. I know Nicotine has an effect( i Know im trying to quit) but i keep a fan blowing on me so the smoke doesn't linger. The biggest thing is STRESS, when im stressed My condition runs out of control. If you don't mind what kind of steroids are you taking. I use Nystatin-Triamcinolone Acetonide.It Works for the redness but to much is bad. I haven't taken a warm shower in years, and it helps. there's one more way i fight it but i don't recommend it for anyone its my own experiment but so far it seems to work well. Im trying to get someone to do a study on it but well see.
allison

Dade City, FL

#9 Jan 23, 2009
Linzie wrote:
Hi there
I'm interested to hear if any other eczema suffereres have had this sort of crawling feeling under their skin? I seem to get it much more when I'm lying in my bed. No matter what I do to try and ease the feeling, nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any suggestions that might help me? I'm desperate to get some relief. I'm getting grumpy at everyone as I'm needing sleep!
I have the same thing - skin crawling especially at night. I've had eczema only on my eyelids and on my right hand (ring finer). Ever since I bombed our house for fleas now I have the skin crawling. I keep thinking hormones too may be the cause and coincidentally started at the same time. I use cream called Cetaphil. Drinking alchohol makes it flair so I cut the occassional drink out too. Now I'm wondering if it's a fungal infection (candida). I've cut out sugar to starve candida and if true, I got the worst headache of my life. I'm still searching for an answer, but I'm convinced it's environmental and can be fixed through my diet and avoiding chemical cleaners ...everything.... Keep posting....there's got to be an answer.
allison

Dade City, FL

#10 Jan 23, 2009
I have the same thing - skin crawling especially at night. I've had eczema only on my eyelids and on my right hand (ring finer). Ever since I bombed our house for fleas now I have the skin crawling. I keep thinking hormones too may be the cause and coincidentally started at the same time. I use cream called Cetaphil. Drinking alchohol makes it flair so I cut the occassional drink out too. Now I'm wondering if it's a fungal infection (candida). I've cut out sugar to starve candida and if true, I got the worst headache of my life. I'm still searching for an answer, but I'm convinced it's environmental and can be fixed through my diet and avoiding chemical cleaners ...everything.... Keep posting....there's got to be an answer.
debbie

Whitehorse, Canada

#12 Jan 26, 2009
linzie: i've had that crawling feeling for years.
a dr. finally suggested that i elevate my legs... put 1 or 2 pillows under my knees to that the bottom half of my legs are higher. also, put a small cushion (i use a round bolster) under each arm. it really works. it changes the blood flow and settles the sensation long enough to get to sleep.
give it a try... hope it works, i know how awful the crawly feeling is!
pranati parida

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Feb 11, 2009
Hi,
I am telling about my daughter who is three years and six months old. Now a days she is telling that something is crawling on her legs under the skin. It happens at the night time too. I want to know the cause.

Thanks.
pranati parida

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Feb 11, 2009
Hi,
I am telling about my daughter who is three years and six months old. Now a days she is telling that something is crawling on her legs under the skin. It happens at the night time too.So she says not to itch,but to move my hand on her legs and after sometimes she feels good. I want to know the cause.

Thanks.
Lexi

Thomaston, GA

#15 Nov 25, 2012
Hey, I'm a 14 year old girl and I have eczema in the creases of my arms, my neck, hands(during the winter), and the area behind my knees(forgot what that's called). I don't think I've ever been through this but about a week ago I started to feel like something was crawling. I usually feel some it in the summer becuase that's when my eczema usually flares. But this crawling feeling is like bugging the mess out of me. It not only happens when I'm trying to go to sleep, but when I'm on the computer and watching tv. My eczema hasn't come up in a while and when it did, it wasn't as major as it used to be in the past. But I need something to get rid of this because I already have other things that keep me awake at night and I don't need this! If you can help, I'd be really grateful!
~Thanks!:)
Lexi

Thomaston, GA

#16 Nov 25, 2012
Hey, it's me again! I told my mom what I was going through and she told me to drink some water. Since I don't drink water, I think that may be a reason. I tried it and I felt the crawling but I slept! Hope this helps!:)
Barbie

Del Mar, CA

#17 Mar 4, 2013
I know this thread is old, but I wanted to say I think you hit the nail on the head. I have been suffering with Eczema and that crawling feeling since December. I am 50 and this is the first time in my life I have had skin problems. It came on suddenly. Crawling, itchy belly. Spread to my elbows, knees, thighs, breast, hips, and buttocks. I tried steroids, creams, potions, lotions, and pills. I've tried clothes, no clothes, gauze wraps, ice, heat, peroxide, vinegar, coal tar, scalding hot water, blow dryer, and oatmeal baths. This is what I learned.

Hydroxyzene will help you sleep and not scratch in bed. The skin reacts slowly to good things and bad things. Whatever you try, try it for at least 7 days before you add or remove anything from your routine. The skin needs to breathe, but needs hydration and moisturization.. Moisturization and Hydration are two different things. If you don't drink the recommended 8-8oz glasses of water a day, it is crucial to start right now. This dilutes the toxins in your body and helps to keep those toxins from irritating your skin. If you drink coffee or alcohol, you need to increase the water to 10 glasses per day. If you drink both coffee and alcohol, you need 11-12 glasses per day. This is crazy water, but it works. Decaf tea is good...cold or hot. Take warm, not hot showers. If using steroid cream, apply 20 minutes prior to shower. Just before showering, put a thin layer of Eucerin repair cream on your skin...all over. While in shower, use Dove body wash for sensitive skin, don't scrub. After shower, pat dry. While skin is still moist, apply a thin layer of Sarna skin lotion for sensitive skin.

Hope this helps. B~
Barbie

Del Mar, CA

#18 Mar 4, 2013
By the way, that crawling feeling is called formication. I felt like I had bugs coming out of my nipple and crawling around in my bra. Try working through that!
Forever Yours

United States

#20 Apr 14, 2013
Barbie wrote:
I know this thread is old, but I wanted to say I think you hit the nail on the head. I have been suffering with Eczema and that crawling feeling since December. I am 50 and this is the first time in my life I have had skin problems. It came on suddenly. Crawling, itchy belly. Spread to my elbows, knees, thighs, breast, hips, and buttocks. I tried steroids, creams, potions, lotions, and pills. I've tried clothes, no clothes, gauze wraps, ice, heat, peroxide, vinegar, coal tar, scalding hot water, blow dryer, and oatmeal baths. This is what I learned.

Hydroxyzene will help you sleep and not scratch in bed. The skin reacts slowly to good things and bad things. Whatever you try, try it for at least 7 days before you add or remove anything from your routine. The skin needs to breathe, but needs hydration and moisturization.. Moisturization and Hydration are two different things. If you don't drink the recommended 8-8oz glasses of water a day, it is crucial to start right now. This dilutes the toxins in your body and helps to keep those toxins from irritating your skin. If you drink coffee or alcohol, you need to increase the water to 10 glasses per day. If you drink both coffee and alcohol, you need 11-12 glasses per day. This is crazy water, but it works. Decaf tea is good...cold or hot. Take warm, not hot showers. If using steroid cream, apply 20 minutes prior to shower. Just before showering, put a thin layer of Eucerin repair cream on your skin...all over. While in shower, use Dove body wash for sensitive skin, don't scrub. After shower, pat dry. While skin is still moist, apply a thin layer of Sarna skin lotion for sensitive skin.

Hope this helps. B~
Why steroid cream before you shower ?

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