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Does erythema nodosum itch?

By December 13, 2010 - 10:55pm
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I was diagnosed with it and just recently the bumps disappeared but the spots where they used to itches very severely that I had to soaked my legs in a hot tub.

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I was recently diagnosed as well and my bumps are going away but have noticed the severe itching as well. I will definitely try the lotions. Thank you

November 1, 2012 - 7:30pm

Hi Anonymous,
Glad you are experiencing some relief. It may be a good idea to check in with the doctor, especially if the irritation persists. Just so you know, CeraVe may be hard to locate. If you don't see it near the other lotions at the store, you may need to ask the pharmacy staff where it is, or if they even have it in the store.
Good luck, and let us know what the doctor says if you end up going.

January 5, 2011 - 8:13am
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Thank you Christine and I do apologize for not getting back to you right away. I must agree with you that it was just a mere irritation caused by dryness. I think the main reason why I got this EN is because my skin were severely dry when this started also with so much stress from family and work though my doctor couldn't really figure it out. I applied Lubriderm cream all over my legs after taking a shower and before going to bed and that's how they became a little comfortable now and hydrated. But I want to try that CeraVe that you mention as well and see if it works much better. I would also agree to you that soaking it in a hot tub only worsens the itchiness and making the appearance even uglier. I actually regret I did that!

I didn't go see my doctor but I did try calling in and they wanted me to come in to the clinic and get it check. I couldn't go that time that is how I tried using the Lubriderm cream and glad it help a little bit. I am also taking Vitamin E and C for a personal medication and see it would help to decrease the appearance, much better to get all these away!

Best wishes to you this new year!

January 4, 2011 - 11:23pm

Hi meya,
Thanks for your question and for finding EmpowHER. If you have this condition, your legs no doubt are irritated. I didn't see anything in the information I found about itchiness specifically, but if your legs are dry and irritated, it seems to make sense. Did the dermatologist give you any type of topical lotion to use, or can you use a non-irritating lotion like Cera Ve or Cetaphil on it? I'm not sure the doctor would recommend a hot tub, as it may further irritate the skin, and hot tubs are known to harbor bacteria. Did the doctor suggest it? What medication did the doctor give you to treat it? Did they check to find the root cause of the infection? Do you have other conditions you are being treated for?
Here is more information about this condition that may be of interest:
Erythema Nodosum
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

December 14, 2010 - 9:13am
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