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Topical Cortisone Cream
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bellaskary4ever - June 9

I am new to the forum so sorry if this has already been said but has any one else had success using topical cortisone cream to alleviate the burning and itching of the hands and feet. I happened upon it by accident and am lost without it as the relief helps me sleep.


Jocelyn - June 13

I think a lot of people would be interested in this. There is much more discussion on the General Discussion board. Perhaps if you post there you will get lots of responses. I don't have that particular problem, but it is good to know!


January - June 16

If cortisone cream is helping you - then your burning and itching is probably due to an allergy. Have you had that checked out? You could be allergic to something in your environment - but it could also be some type of delayed food allergy.


bellaskary4ever - June 16

Thank you. I just came across an article on supporting my theory. I didn't think it was a coincidence as my mother and aunt also have FMS with itching and burning skin. They, too, get relief with hydrocortizine cream. It's worth looking into. It's really helped us.


January - June 21

What is your theory? What was the article on livestrong about?

Fibromyalgia is a "Syndrome" not a disease - a syndrome is a collection of symptoms - it includes a lot of different diseases. I think some of us have fibromyalgia because we have allergies that are causing the odd symptoms. Since hydrocortisone cream helps with allergies, I would urge you to talk to your doctor about getting tested. If you can find out what your allergies are, you can avoid the offending substance or food and you might then avoid all your fibromyalgia symptoms completely!

Fibromyalgia does have a genetic component - but so do certain allergies like Celiac Disease - which is largely undiagnosed in this country, and can cause serious health problems later in your life if it you keep eating gluten.

Glad you found something that helped your symptoms!



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