My Mom has Alzheimer's and an itching problem after her bath. I've tried several itch creams but none are working. Any advice? - AgingCare.com

My Mom has Alzheimer's and an itching problem after her bath. I've tried several itch creams but none are working. Any advice?

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Is anyone dealing with this problem? Is there any suggestions? Her Dr. Appointment is not until September 2

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It could be her soap. Lots of suggestions about soap and lotions in this thread.

It could be too frequent bathing, drying out the skin.

It could be something in the laundry, even if you haven't changed products. (My dermatologist pointed out that we are not born with allergies -- we develop them, and that can happen at any time, even with a product we've used a lot.)

It could be dementia, which can make people experience many "mysterious" sensations that don't seem to have a physical cause.

September 1 is coming up soon. I hope that the doctor and/or your own experimentation resolves this problem for the dear lady soon!
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i use johnsons baby top to toe as it doesn't sting the eyes when washing their hair there are a few selections in smell one in lavender
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Mum was getting itchy skin and she now uses tea tree oil soap i swear by it antifungal and anti bacterial you can also get shampoos etc.....
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My dermatologist suggested I use Dove extra moisturizing soap. It stopped my rash and itching.
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Faithwalk, what type of material clothing does your mother wear? I noticed the other day that my Mom wears a lot of cardigans that she has owned for the past 50 some years, and I bet they probably feel like cardboard after all these years.

I have bought Mom much softer material clothing to wear but she seems to prefer her older clothing.... maybe my Mom trying to wear it out to a point where she can eventually toss it out [she's a child of the Great Depression].
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I know the Murphy's Oil soap sounded bizarre but it worked for Mr B, as we called him!
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Murphy's Oil Soap? It has a pH of 11, which is rather alkaline, but it is made with vegetable oil. Castile soap (olive oil) is slightly better with a pH of 9. Your own skin is slightly acidic, between pH 4 and pH 7. If you go too far past 7, you will definitely dry the skin out.
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Cetaphil makes a non soap liquid that is very gentle. How often are you bathing her? Once a week in plenty, any more is too drying. My housekeeper used to swear that Murphy's Oil soap was the best thing for bathing her dad, no idea if it would be gentle enough. Have you tried cortisone cream on any of the itchy spots. There is also Call o - hist lotion, which is callomine and some kind of antihistamine lotion in one. Gold Bond powder?
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I don't know about the cause but for the itching skin, check out this website: fromthemeadow
Their creams (specifically Burrific Heal All and Lydia ... cream) are amazing. I had extremely itchy eczema-type rash on my legs for years and couldn't get rid of it. Using these creams, it is totally gone. I can hardly believe it. I highly recommend these products which are all-natural and produced from herbs grown right on the property. (And, no, I have no financial interest in promoting the company :-) ).
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Maybe its the weather or season? Benadryl. The pink pills may help. Scratching over and over doesn't help either so Benadryl may make her relax enough to stop the scratching and itching. Certain spots? Like hot spots? Benadryl lotion/gel too. MOm had something on her skin like dermatitis. This is something that her dr says happens in older people, nothing to play around with.... look it up and ask to see the doctor sooner. It has been awhile, a couple years now, so I forgot about it. DERMATITIS in older people? Get in sooner
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