Intense Body Itching After Bath, Please Advice

They say 'water no get enemy's but It's different in my case. since my secondary school days I have been experiencing itching after bath and Its really very intense. I really don't understand how this works. How will my body start itching after I just finished taking my bath. There are some occasions where it doesn't happen, that is only when I don't use sponge on my body. I don't know if it is only me that is experiencing this. I have tried different drugs but it is still the same. Please if you have any advice or remedy, it will be much appreciated.

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  • This also happens to me all the time so I know the feeling, and since when I noticed it I stopped using sponge totally and I got those hlive sponge and that helped stop the itching.

    You don't need drugs at all it's either you stop using sponge or you get those soft and tender glove sponge. Trust me you'll be fine

    - Abdulmaliq Dere - 2019-10-06 09:09:42 Quote

  • I thought this happens to me alone, I’ve been experiencing it to for a long while. The one I even experienced about few days ago was super serious and yes it doesn’t happen when one doesn’t use sponge. I wonder what’s happening, but I think prolly our body is too soft. Well I was told by a doctor to be using a very soft sponge, do I don’t use all the normal sponge they use.

    i use the hand glove sponge or at times I use baby sponge and it works but not everytime. Maybe you should try it out too 

    - Omodunmiju Oluwaseun - 2019-10-06 09:10:09 Quote

  • Using contaminated water might be the major reason for your body itching. It seems you have a sensitive skin so try bathing with pure water or any treated water. Also it might also be that your skin is reacting to something else. It might be something you consumed,your soap or body cream so try and change your daily routine. Always make use of medicated products such as dettol this should help immensely with the itching. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar with the mother is also very effective for itches. Pour four tablespoon of baking soda and apple cider vinegar with the mother in water and apply it on the affected areas. Leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse it off with treated water. That should help reduce the itching.

    - Aliyu Oyinoiza Hasiat - 2019-10-06 09:10:50 Quote

  • Itching of the body caused majorly after bath can be as a result of skin irritations or allergies. 

    Many people has complained of different reactions to substances applied on the skin. My advice to you would be to identify the problem (which u have done). Secondly, try to notice the pattern (what and when do ur body start the reactions). Thirdly, try to see a dermatologist. 

    I hope this helps 

    - Adeola Opeyemi - 2019-10-06 09:12:58 Quote

  • My dear, I used to experience this same body itching after bath and it disgraced me severally to the extent that I stopped taking my bath anytime I have friends in my room. But a doctor friend advised me to use any cream that contains sulfur ointment and since after them the itching disappeared. 

    - Ubochi Chinedu - 2019-10-06 09:23:03 Quote

  • It happen to some people as well depending on the skin u have, some people have a very soft skin since this occurs when you make use of sponge, please try using other equipment for bathing like soft foam, to small towels etc

    Same time consider the kind of soap u make use of because so many soap are manufactured wit high camicals 

    - COLLINS CEJAY - 2019-10-06 09:23:37 Quote

  • I have heard of similar things. Some people complain of body pains after bathing with sponge. I think this usually happen to people with a sensitive skin. The skin is made of dead cells, when this layer of the skin is not thick enough, it exposes the underlying layer and that is what causes the reaction.

    - Aliyu Gana Aliyu - 2019-10-06 09:37:06 Quote

  • This thing happens to me also especially when I bath in the morning or afternoon. I also used drugs and my mom recommended that I stop using sponge to bath. However, I find this absurd and I can't really say I had my bath without using a sponge. What I did was continuously and persistently bathing. It itched at first but after some months, stopped.

    - Olayade Charles - 2019-10-06 09:40:34 Quote

  • It's as a result of allergic reaction. Allergies reaction occur when your body react to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom.

    Your immune system produce a substance known as antibodies.

    For you to treat these allergic reaction :

    1. Your doctor will help you take steps to identify and avoid your allergic trigger. 

    2. Medications to reduce symptoms, depending on your symptoms. Allergy medication would help reduce your immune system reaction.

    3. Immunotherapy. These medication is for several allergies one may be having.

    4. Emergency epinephrine, for severe allergy. Your doctor may may give out these medication for long periods of time. 

    - Musa Alaha ji Kwudi - 2019-10-06 09:51:08 Quote

  • This action i have experienced this action before back in the days i think what you are going to suffer from sooner or later is scabies because that is how it all started when i had the experience myself so i advice you to quickly buy benzene benzoate lotion and apply it on your whole body every night at least for two weeks I think it will hel you alot.

    - Muorah Kelvin - 2019-10-06 10:12:34 Quote

  • Thank you so much. I tried uploading this because I am a victim. The name is pruritus. Ways avoid it to change towel and stop the use of sponge for something like 3 months. I You will notice that it will start fading away.

    - Okeimor Success - 2019-10-06 11:24:00 Quote

  • My dear friend, this is infection. It's called staphylococcus. You need to meet a doctor who will help you out. You can still meet those herbalist who will give herbs and other herbal medicine that will take care of it. Remember, that's infection and you have treat it now before it gets out of hand

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-06 11:32:00 Quote

  • My little advice to you, use only your soap to bath. My sister also has been experiencing this since her puberty stage but while in the higher institution, she just say to her self that she should  try not bathing with sponge of which she did and the itching after bath stopped. She hasn't complained about it since 7years now that she stopped bathing with sponge. It may work for you too

    - Suzan Ayemoba - 2019-10-06 11:52:00 Quote

  • Since you said it doesn't occur in occasions where you don't use your sponge, it's probably that sponge that is the problem. Try changing your sponge and see.

    - Teslim Bello - 2019-10-06 12:09:12 Quote

  • Wow, for a while I've thought it's only me that this happens to although my mum told me her body used to itch her too after a bath but then she also said she outgrew it. 

    She also has advised not to think about my body itching after a bathe, she believes it might be a matter of mentality.

    I also have noticed that every time I use hot water I don't itch...I mean really hot water

    You should also avoid taking a bath in a ruah.

    I hope this helps.

    - Precious Moyinoluwa Sebiomo - 2019-10-06 12:23:11 Quote

  • In such cases, these are few things you can do

    1. Change the soap you use.

    2. Always add an antiseptic tt your water

    3. Boil your water before taking your bath.

    These can help.

    - Ferdinard Samuel - 2019-10-06 12:27:49 Quote

  • I think you should put these into consideration. 

    Check the type of water you normally bath with. 

    Change your sponge type or change it often

    Talk to a doctor mayb you have any internal disturbing disease. 

    - Adelokun Temidayo - 2019-10-06 12:35:29 Quote

  • I think the water you use for your bath must have been hard water, and there is need to have anti reaction agents like detol in your home and Mae sure to use it in your water during bath, it would help keep the body free from itching and make sure to use medicated soap. 

    - PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-10-06 12:45:23 Quote

  • Sorry about your current discomfort, Firstly I need to ask how long have you been experiencing this,how often ,because I was was experiencing this like two months in a year tho I don't know what the causes are .

    My advise first to you ,is to wash your towel maybe every week ...hey pls don't get it wrong okay just a suggestion .

    Secondly if you take your bath with hot water ,you may have to stop for now .

    And check if you changed your bathing soap 

    Or maybe you reacting to water .

    - Lucky Edeki - 2019-10-06 12:49:08 Quote

  • It is well with your soul bro. I feel for you and my prayer is that it shall be well with you totally. Receive God's Devine healing now in Jesus name.

    Always pray and commit your bathing eater with the blood of Jesus.

    - Emmanuel OmokhAfe - 2019-10-06 12:51:51 Quote

  • bro, I also experience similar till now as I speak. most times I don't use sponge anymore that is the only way for now. I tried different drugs but still the same thing 

    - Abel Peter - 2019-10-06 12:53:26 Quote

  • I had similar experience sometimes ago... I tried almost every brand of bathing soap in the market... Eventually i got to discover that my body kind of react to those bathing soaps. Now i only use "Tura" or "Okin" soap. If i don't get any of these, I'd rather not use soap at all.

    - Abubakar Oresanwo - 2019-10-06 13:00:48 Quote

  • Try adding antiseptic to your bathing water regularly so as to fight the bacteria causing the itch in your skin. Boiling the water before using it to bathe is another remedy but it might be too stressful for you

    - Gabriel Moses - 2019-10-06 13:01:57 Quote

  • My little sis has been experiencing such too since her teenage years .

    We have tried all means possible but she's still facing the same problem.

    Anyone that has an idea to pls help us out 🙏

    - Abubakar Raliyah - 2019-10-06 13:04:13 Quote

  • I experienced such too but that was a long time ago but it was due to a disease called scabies, but in your case you mentioned in a place that if you don't use sponge the itching won't occur. I think in your it is due to the sponge you use that usually cause the itching, so the best thing to do is to stop using sponge. And again normally we are not suppose to be using sponge to on our skin it cause it makes ones get old quickly so just stop using sponge and only use your bathing soap only.

    - Gabriel Akinbode - 2019-10-06 13:12:55 Quote

  • Situations like this are usually as a result of the bathroom in which you that your bath. To avoid the intense itching after bath make sure you have your bath with an antiseptic, medicated soap and more especially hot water for effective results. 

    - Mmesomachi Ekeh - 2019-10-06 13:16:02 Quote

  • First be mindful of the water you use to take bath and the environment too is very important to take note, must be clean one and again which soap are you using to bath ,get a reccomended one from a skin doctor

    - Bamidele Oluwafemi - 2019-10-06 13:16:32 Quote

  • Your body is probably just reacting to soaps (and maybe sponge) use face towel as sponge and try getting imperial leather bother wash, those two did the trick for me. 

    I hope this works for you

    - Gbenga Adeosun - 2019-10-06 13:20:17 Quote

  • It happening to me at the moment. Alway Beth with hot water and don't Beth with sponge when the sun is up..... It is not your soap but it is caused by the sponge n sometimes the water, during my nysc in Kaduna I did not expirence it becos the water was favour by my body.

    - Eric Nmor - 2019-10-06 13:21:03 Quote

  • You aren't only the person. It has happened to me as well. Well it's a result of dirty blood in your body,  when I got tired of it I went to see my doctor and he said I should drink (agbo) local herbs

    And I did, it work for a period of month then it started again and my doctor gave me a drug and up till now my body doesn't itch me again.

    See a doctor bro

    - Official Confy - 2019-10-06 13:22:33 Quote

  • Sometimes it when their is bad blood in the body why don't you try taking herbs but when it happened to me and I went to see the doctor he said I shouldn't use antiseptic and medicated soap again and since then it has stopped

    - Jimoh Abdul - 2019-10-06 13:27:13 Quote

  • I think from your complain, your body doesn't need that Spong so try to adhere to what your body wants. I had a friend back then in school who experience the same thing but she listened to her body likes, and that solved the whole problem. She baths with just soap and water, wether or not she added antiseptic. Pls use soap and water and avoid those pains after each bath

    - Nancy Ogbodo - 2019-10-06 13:28:00 Quote

  • I think from your complain, your body doesn't need that Spong so try to adhere to what your body wants. I had a friend back then in school who experience the same thing but she listened to her body likes, and that solved the whole problem. She baths with just soap and water, wether or not she added antiseptic. Pls use soap and water and avoid those pains after each bath

    - Nancy Ogbodo - 2019-10-06 13:28:34 Quote

  • Its not just the sponge I've had same experience when you don't scrub well it does so or may be u skiped your bath days why you should use hot water when bathing to stop the itchy feelings

    - Sadiq Salisu - 2019-10-06 13:33:42 Quote

  • In fact thank you very much for this I have been experiencing this too since age 15 till now, I used antiseptic, change sponge, hot water, cold water virtually I can say I used almost everything. Then I decided to stop using sponge and start using only soap.

    - Odubanjo Agbaraoluwa Benjamin - 2019-10-06 13:33:55 Quote

  • It's not about using sponge or not. I think you might be reacting to the water you use to take your bath and probably it might be hard water so I suggest you start using detole. When you put it inside the water and as well wait for it for few minutes then you use it and take your bath but if it continues then try isol which is more powerful than the former and as well use the procedure in the former but if it persist then you should go and see a skin care doctor.

    - TOCHUKWU KINGSLEY OKOYE - 2019-10-06 13:35:01 Quote

  • That happen to me when I was still a teenager I then I told my mum ,so told me add detol in a warm water and bath with soap and sponge I did that fif like three days since then I didn't even notice it... hope that could also  help you out 

    - Oluwatimilehin Moropeda - 2019-10-06 13:38:13 Quote

  • Start using only hot water to bath and don't sponge your body roughly,be gentle while doing it. Aside that, try changing your towel,soap and sponge. and with time you will outgrow the itching.

    - Christopher Peace - 2019-10-06 13:56:42 Quote

  • That happen to when l Wes still a teenager l then I told my mum so told me add detol in a warm water and bath with soap and sponge I did than did like there day since 

    - Micheal Owulo - 2019-10-06 14:05:17 Quote

  • I will advice you not to use sponge again and always boil water for bath. My cousin experience the same but she stopped using sponge and bath with hot water, since then she never complain of body itching again

    - Olosinmo Rachael - 2019-10-06 14:10:12 Quote

  • I also expierence this kind of itching after bath some years back and this is what i do:it's suggestion thou  probably it can also work for you,i always add dettol to my water and i use medicated soap e:g premier cool..Ever since then it stopped but whenever i finished my soap and bath with water only or i used another product of soap different from one i use, my body itches me.

    - Arilewola Mariam Yetunde - 2019-10-06 14:12:01 Quote

  • I think the answer you seek it in the statement you just made,you said it doesn't occur when you don't use sponge then i will advice you either change your sponge or start learning how to bath without sponge for sometime

    - Idumwonyi iwinosa prosper - 2019-10-06 14:12:07 Quote

  • I think the answer you seek it in the statement you just made,you said it doesn't occur when you don't use sponge then i will advice you either change your sponge or start learning how to bath without sponge for sometime

    - Idumwonyi iwinosa prosper - 2019-10-06 14:12:08 Quote

  • I have always thought i was the only one having this issue,anyways you should pour a little quantity of any antiseptic liquid into your water whenever you want to bath,you can also use black soap ,whenever my body itches me at night when i can't go out to buy drugs,i rub red oil on my body

    - Pelumi Ade - 2019-10-06 14:17:48 Quote

  • It's simple  maybe you are allergic to sponging you can learn how to have your bath without sponging or scrubbing your body. Or you try getting another Sponge that would be subtle and do not exert force when scrubbing. 

    Also pray..  We don't know everything in this world 

    - Onyeuka Favor - 2019-10-06 14:18:15 Quote

  • My friend is also a victim,no matter how she changes her spongeit still itches  her. Well I suggest you stop using sponge and make use of hot water whenever you want to bathe.

    - Ayelaje Glory - 2019-10-06 14:26:38 Quote

  • My dear you are not alone. It happens to me also. I get to relax my mind when I find out my mum has same problem. 

    And one day that I was with my cousin sister from my mum side, I also find out that she also has the same issue.

    Is from her that I learnt 

    To take my bath with hot water

    Stopped taking my bath with a sponge

    - Loveth Nnaji - 2019-10-06 14:27:55 Quote

  • I also experience  such discomfort after bath .I have  seeked medical attention severally on the same issue yet it has not stopped .the last time I went to hospital , the doctor I met there told me to stop bathing with cold water since it comes after bathing with cold water. In her words " everything is not cured with drugs ".I have even stopped using sponge just to be on a safer side .

    - Ede Nicodemus - 2019-10-06 14:32:06 Quote

  • This occasion is really rare to talk about. What I think is that your body is reacting to something, there's something ( maybe bacteria)  in your skin that causes your body to itch. 

    I will advice you constantly keep using a hot water with an antiseptic inside. Maybe you do that for 3 days and after some days you try using salt very little of it in your water for as long as possible just to kill the bacteria enough. Running a test on your blood will be relevant. Try using a water different from the ones you have Ben using. Maybe impurities in the water could also add the the itching. 

    - Cletus David - 2019-10-06 14:33:40 Quote

  • I also used to have this problem of skin itching after bath. At first I thought it was the water or soap or sponge, and I changed all of them but the itching continued. I later found out that the itching was caused by dryness of skin. I started using a moisturizer for my skin and ever since then, the itching has stopped. So I would advice you use a moisturizer for your skin and see how it goes. I hope this helps

    - Oromidayo Aiyeyemi - 2019-10-06 14:37:34 Quote

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