It's getting pretty dry these day and my skin is very itchy specially at night. This interrupted my sleep a lot, i wake up almost every 2 hours because of itchiness.
I have used Redwin body lotion (because its cheap) previously and it didn't help much.I thought maybe a more expensive body lotion will help, so i got the Aveeno body lotion but the lotion makes my skins very sticky and it didn't do much either.
I'm currently looking at buying QV (but there are too many types, i got confused) or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture Body lotion. Can any OZB provide some guidance here on which body lotion you are using and how it feels on your skin? Or is there any medication/supplement that will help?
Thank you everyone for your reply to this thread and to who private messaged me.
As requested, i like to provide more information/context to my condition. I don't have asthma (not that i'm aware of), only severe eczema on my right hand since a year ago (probably got it from working as a cleaner back then). I went to see a GP about it. The D prescribed me Elocon cream, and ask me to use hand cream often and keep my hands clean and dry. I did all that, but till today the eczema still flare up from time to time. I have tried many creams, but there is no cure to eczema as far as i know.
As for my overall body skin condition, they are not always great, from time to time i will get itchy here and there but nothing serious. Some over-the-counter steroid cream and lotion will fix it right up. But just that this time those did not work.
Since yesterday after receiving ozbs advise i had tried the following:
1. Deep clean of my bedroom, everything include fans, AC, floors, wardrobe, windows.
2. Wash all my pyjamas and bed sheet with Cold Power Sensitive Pure Clewan Laundry Powder. (i wash my bed sheet every 2 weeks anyway)
3. Took a warm-ish bath before bed with Aveeno body wash and applied QV cream straight away.
4. Turn on air-humidifier and air-purifier to max all night long with the fan on low.
5. For diet i stopped eating eggs, milk, and my usual protein powder since last night.
I was able to get some more sleep last night but i still woke up by little itchiness. I reapplied some more cream and top with Vaporub to stop the itch. Yes its improved, but not 100%. I will try a few more things tonight.
i got better after using Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Deep Moisture Body lotion that i bought from CWH during half price promotion.
and still doing everything stated above, except i'm back on eggs and protein powder cause i need the gainz.
Once again, thank-you all for your reply. Appreciated.
personally i recommend to not waste your money on Aveeno body lotion. Too sticky, wont stop the itch.