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Severe Itching and Staph Infection.

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  • Posted By: wmscottdale1
  • July 12, 2007
  • 02:50 AM

My grandmother is 79 years old and 8 years ago, she developed a very bad problem with itching. She has been to several dermatologist, but none of them have been able to help her. She constantly scratches, and I don't mean a little scratch. I am talking about arm and leg length strokes. Her skin is very frail and she is always very cold, even though it is almost 100 degree here in MS.

No doctor can diagnose the problem. They are saying dermatitis, and this makes sense to me. We are currently on Hydroxyzine, Rozerem, Steroid Lotion, and a few other things. She has the kind of Staph that is resistant to antibiotics. She is in a horrible shape. She has open sores all up her arms, legs, and shoulders. I apply the creams and lotions three to four times per day and I wrap her arms and legs like a mummy.

We don't know what to do or who to turn to. Nobody understand the severity of this problem.

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