Well as long as we're venting, let's discuss my shins!

What the hell do my shins have to do with my scalp?

WITHOUT FAIL, when my shins start itching, my scalp starts within the next day.

How could shins and scalp possibly be connected?

Who thought up this madness?

And what, praytell, do I do with a bottle of Desonide (that's still at least half full) that no longer works on the itchy shins? That doggone prescription cost US$62!!

Enquiring minds want to know, and my friend Google is not helping.

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Comment by Elizabeth on January 22, 2011 at 10:59pm
idk but at one point I wondered if what is being absorbed through the skin of the feet causes hairloss...since athletes foot, ringworm and ringworm of the scalp are caused by the same
Comment by Angie P on January 22, 2011 at 11:10pm
OMG, I stand corrected. My buddy Google just gave me this ...

Pretibial myxoedema
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1103765-overview

"Background

Pretibial myxedema (PTM) or, more appropriately, thyroid dermopathy is a term used to describe localized lesions of the skin resulting from the deposition of hyaluronic acid, usually as a component of thyroid disease. Although the condition is most often confined to the pretibial area, it may occur anywhere on the skin. It is nearly always associated with Graves disease (see Graves Disease for more information)."
Comment by Tallgirl on January 22, 2011 at 11:10pm
My son always got rashes on ankles and backs of forearms, until I figured out his skin was sensitive to detergent (I switched to non-perfume, non-dye detergents for washing clothing, washcloths and towels) and the stuff the teachers used to clean desks (made the school switch to water only for his desk). No more rashes.
Comment by Angie P on January 22, 2011 at 11:14pm
Hi Elizabeth:

That is certainly something to think about. At one time I was diagnosed with ringworm (tinea versicolor) on my back as well as a fungus infection on one toenail. (Yeah, my immune system is JACKED up!)

I was prescribed Diflucan and it went away.

Wow, I have some researching to do. Thanks for the lead.
Comment by Angie P on January 23, 2011 at 1:33am
Hi TallGirl:

Yeah, chemicals and perfumes set off my asthma, so I already use fragrance-free everything. I also try my best to avoid things like petroleum products, SLS, parabens, urea, triclosan. When I use commercially-prepared body lotion, it is Shikai w/Borage, otherwise it's shea butter or coconut oil. I use Philosophy or Dr. Bronner's for washing. I am looking at getting a whole-house water filter as the next step, but they're kind of spendy. ;)

The bummer is that trying to avoid chemicals makes feeding my budding makeup addiction more difficult. :(
Comment by Tallgirl on January 23, 2011 at 10:11am
I use Clini_ _ _ (we can't use product names here, so fill in the blanks) make-up, oils instead of perfumes and all non-allergic soaps and detergents, including for dishes. I paint with acrylics rather than oils because oil paints require turpentine...rough on hands.
Comment by Diana Carter on February 8, 2011 at 1:30pm
I am gonna have to do some reading up on this...my calves have been itching so bad, it drives me crazy...especially at night. I also have Thyroid Disease. Recently had to change laundry detergents. Hmm....

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