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Itching Skin Part Of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by adamlevine, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    The itching to me is probably from the alcohol numbing your feeling sensations and now its rebounding. Seems to be something with the ion or calcium voltage controlled gates. Similar to the way Gabapentin works. When i miss a dose i itch like crazy especially my eye's. But the rest i seem to not even be able to handle my own hair itching me.

    It normally takes about a week to subside but im not sure about alcohol. Hope you get it figured out. I would definitely check with your Dr.
  2. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    I kinda look at drugs and alcohol heck even life. Everything must have balance. Everything that drug or drink helps you with say anxiety or depression or bad feelings will be the complete opposite when you stop.

    I look at it like this. I am borrowing good feelings and that one day i will have to pay back with the opposite ones. Money is not the true cost of our actions its our sanity at stake.
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  3. Katso20

    Katso20 Member

    I can totally sympathize with you! I’m on day 56 of being alcohol free and I itch everywhere!! I too am wondering how long this will last as it driving me crazy!
  4. landmarkboston1

    landmarkboston1 Active Contributor

    Health is first.
  5. pwaty

    pwaty Member

    I'm on day 27 and my legs, sides (basically my obliques/side abs), and even armpits are itching uncontrollably. I bought an anti itch lotion but it only works for a short period and I'm still itchy. Do you only itch in certain areas or everywhere? I itch in the same 3 spots, almost exactly, it's so odd and driving me crazy. I bet it's my nervous system repairing itself after a long bender and for drinking for so long. Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks!
  6. pwaty

    pwaty Member

    I'm on day 27 and my legs, sides (basically my obliques/side abs), and even armpits are itching uncontrollably. I bought an anti itch lotion but it only works for a short period and I'm still itchy. Do you only itch in certain areas or everywhere? I itch in the same 3 spots, almost exactly, it's so odd and driving me crazy. I bet it's my nervous system repairing itself after a long bender and for drinking for so long. Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks!
  7. pwaty

    pwaty Member

    I'm on day 27 and my legs, sides (basically my obliques/side abs), and even armpits are itching uncontrollably. I bought an anti itch lotion but it only works for a short period and I'm still itchy. Do you only itch in certain areas or everywhere? I itch in the same 3 spots, almost exactly, it's so odd and driving me crazy. I bet it's my nervous system repairing itself after a long bender and for drinking for so long. Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks!
  8. pwaty

    pwaty Member

    I'm on day 27 and my legs, sides (basically my obliques/side abs), and even armpits are itching uncontrollably. I bought an anti itch lotion but it only works for a short period and I'm still itchy. Do you only itch in certain areas or everywhere? I itch in the same 3 spots, almost exactly, it's so odd and driving me crazy. I bet it's my nervous system repairing itself after a long bender and for drinking for so long. Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks!
    I'm on day 27 and my legs, sides (basically my obliques/side abs), and even armpits are itching uncontrollably. I bought an anti itch lotion but it only works for a short period and I'm still itchy. Do you only itch in certain areas or everywhere? I itch in the same 3 spots, almost exactly, it's so odd and driving me crazy. I bet it's my nervous system repairing itself after a long bender and for drinking for so long. Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks!
  9. landmarkboston1

    landmarkboston1 Active Contributor

    Hope for the best.
  10. lovecraftXIX

    lovecraftXIX Member

    I had similar problems, especially with my facial skin. Due to prolonged alcoholism, I developed an allergy and a rash on my face, although this was not the case before. I drink exceptionally expensive alcohol, I don't drink anything forbidden, but apparently, my body has given up and can no longer tolerate my alcoholism. I decided that the problems that have arisen are a sign that it is worth quitting drinking! I will try to play sports, eat right, and lead a healthy lifestyle. To heal my skin, I went to a skin specialist at an aesthetic clinic, which is highly recommended in our city. I was prescribed appropriate treatment, and the worst thing was antibiotic injections. I hate injections, but I understand that it's my fault (
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  11. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    GL on your sober path , one would assume the more expensive boozes would be purer & be easier on the body , but alcohol is a poison. I'm my experience started drinking at 13 y/o & it got bad from 22 -31 , I had to quit or i'd be dead now , I must say itching was not a problem that I recall having .

    Funny but in the last 6 months I've gotten the patch of dry flakey skin on my forehead ; it dose not itch much but gets flakey kinda like peeling from a sunburn . At first it got to where a couple places would bleed kinda like a small burn , but that has ceased in the past 3-4 months . I'd see how it goes & then see yr Dr, if yr able , mine gave me a cream 'Ketoconazole' I been using it daily for 1 month & it seems better also Neosporin helped also .
    GL & Merry Christmas .
  12. teslastar

    teslastar Member

    Could you tell me some more information about it? Let’s talk in PM
  13. Pluto888

    Pluto888 Active Contributor

    I also had the experience of detoxifying my body after an improper lifestyle. I started doing skin treatments, not only for my face but also for my body. I do it regularly, once a week. But I do it at home. Before the treatment, I washed my skin thoroughly, cleaned it, then steamed it in the steam room. We had our own sauna. I recommend it to many people, and it helps a lot. Already after the first treatment, you feel lightness. But at the beginning of these treatments, of course, I went to a cosmetic dermatologist near me, and at the consultation, Dr. Daniels guided me and gave me advice on how to improve the condition of my skin.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2021