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A soapy matter

January 9th, 2012 at 05:31 pm

Being a guy, I generally pay no mind to matters related to showering. Just hand me a bar of soap or something. However, I am feeling rather itchy lately. At first, I thought it could be my clothes, but now, I think it's the cold air being dry.

The itchy feeling is pretty bad though, and I think it's also irritating my throat to the point of consistent coughing.

Sooo, anybody know if that's the cause and how do I go about fixing it?

I wish I had thought of asking you guys first, but I bought one of these mitts:

I thought maybe that would help with the itching or something, and well, it does feel good. I've tried regular loofahs in the past, but they tend to fall apart after a while. Hoping something like this will hold up better.

Back to the dry throat thing, I've been hanging a wet towel in my bed room, hoping that it will help. I think it does, though I can't be sure. Also, it doesn't rid of the coughing completely. I've also been taking cough drops, which is nice until I accidentally swallow the drop and then try to cough it back up.

Yeah, so, I am a bit of a mess lately. Any advice would be appreciate. Oh, and while I'm here, any advice on cheap soap and shampoo? I don't need anything more than that, right? Like conditioners or whatever else? I'm a guy.

7 Responses to “A soapy matter”

  1. CCraw Says:

    Try Aveeno lotion, or the generic brand, they have oatmeal in them, they are great for dry skin. I would also try using a humidifier if you have one or can borrow one. Good luck!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    A cheap but very nice smelling shampoo is Suave. coconut, green apple, etc.

    Yes, a wet towel won't do anything much. Get a humidifier.

  3. Momma23 Says:

    Organic coconut oil is great for the skin also.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    If you don't want to get a humidifier, a crock pot filled with water and set to low works well. (Don't put the lid on.) You just have to remember to keep adding water.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Itching can often be caused by a mild reaction to the coloring of your soap or the scents added. This builds up over time, so where it might not have bothered you before, it does now. Try a plain white bar of soap like Dove for sensitive skin, or Kiss My Face olive oil soap bar.

    You could try a throat spray. Chloroseptic makes one. And the old stand-by Vick's Vaporub spread across your chest and throat to help inhibit coughing.

    I'd get a humidifier or vaporizer as well. Small ones run about $13. You're probably snoring at night and with your mouth open like that your throat will dry out. The vaporizer will help keep the air moist.

  6. retire@50 Says:

    you might try taking evening primrose oil - between 2 and 6 grams a day. It worked for me. I took 6 grams a day for 1 month and then went to 2 grams a day.

  7. Suzanne Says:

    Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. That affects your skin, hair, everything.

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