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Itchy skin during the menopause

Itchy skin can be an irritating symptom of the menopause


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  • Figen 's photo avatar
    Figen — 12.09.2017 09:05
    Hello! I'm 46 and have irregular periods for 6 months. I'm having terrible itches for 6 weeks only at night and only in my right arm. I apply antihistaminic cream but this is just a temporary relief. I appreciate your comments. Thanks!


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      eileen — 13.09.2017 13:06
      Hi Figen Hopefully the tips above will help you and if youa re wanting to try something to apply you could try the Neem Cream.


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    Janet toal — 17.08.2017 05:55


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    Mandee — 14.08.2017 02:23
    Hello!My name is Mandee,and I hvent got my period since September,and I'm 48,at night I get hot flashes,night sweats,n now my body been itching n in some parts I hve like hives and I feel something crawling in my head...what it's going on with me.


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      eileen — 14.08.2017 12:11
      Hi Mandee Itchy skin like this is very common in the menopause and often linked to falling oestrogen. Hopefully, my tips above will help you here but if you are worried at all do see your doctor.


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    Gloria Schult — 10.08.2017 18:40
    I also have itchy skin and scalp feel like something is crawling on me. Also having water retention on ankles and feet . My doctor said to lose weight but never thought to check my hormones not to happy with my doctor. I'm 46 started my period at age 9 so I think I'm starting young plus I had a partial hysterectomy.


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      eileen — 11.08.2017 13:01
      Hi Gloria The average age to start the approach to the menopause is 45-55 so you are in the right age range! Itchy skin is really common and hopefully the tips above will help to sort this for you. If you are still getting periods it is difficult to test the hormones accurately so most doctors wouldn't offer at this stage. With a partial hysterectomy you tend to get the menopause at roughly the same time you would have done had you not had the operation.


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    Jane — 02.08.2017 19:18
    Hi... Im 39, my skin feel itchy every night... I have sleeping disorder.... I felt also irregular heart beat..


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 03.08.2017 14:23
      Hi Jane Hopefully the tips above will help your itchy skin and don't forget the water! Irregular heart beats are common in the menopause but it is important to get this checked out by your doctor first in case it is not related.


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    Valerie — 31.07.2017 20:03
    Hi I have tingly feeling on my forehead can this be menopausal I'm 59 yrs old


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 01.08.2017 10:29
      Hi Valeria It could be, falling oestrogen can cause tingling anywhere but it may be an idea to check with your doctor as low B12 can also cause nerve tingling.


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