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Question: 9 y/o with itchy legs

 wosica - Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:51 am

My 9 year old daughter has developed this problem over the last year or so. When she stands still for more than a minute she says her legs start itching like crazy. She can't even stand still while she's brushing her teeth because her legs bother her so much. She says the itchy feeling is just from her knee down (in both legs) and it immediately goes away when she starts walking again. I can't think of anything that could be causing such an odd problem. Any idea?

She does have pretty bad allergies and takes Zyrtec and Singulair everyday. She's also on a steroid cream called Lidex (Fluocinonide) for her eczema, but she only uses it once every few weeks or so and mostly on her arms. I know she gets itchy from her allergies but I don't think it has anything to do with this weird leg itchiness when she's standing still.

Thanks in advance!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:17 pm

User avatar Hello,
I don't know why it is more noticeable at times but I wonder if it is related to the eczema. I would use some extra rich cream such as Eucerin and apply liberally a couple of times daily to see if that helps. If not, you should probably follow up with a dermatologist who may be able to prescribe something to help.

Good luck.

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