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What to do with itchy cuts?

so my arm is covered in marks, top to bottom, all around. and they itch like crazy, for a few days now. plus i can barely move my arm because of so many marks on it. they were all done by self harm, and i finally decided to stop (i know, victory :) lol, i feel so much better already, ahhh, wonderful, hehe). anyway, so now its been 2 days and well, healing sucks :/ and i hate the itching, its so bad. i tired everything to make it stop, but nothing works. i have to do it naturally as i dont have an itch cream at home, and my mom doesnt know about my past-problem, so i cant ask her to buy me any creme to help. so i got only home products, any ideas?

thanks to anyone who answers :)
you guys are life savers :)

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I still do the same. :/ Anyways, I also never had stuffs to use because I didn't wanna tell anyone. So what I do is pat them, it kinda makes the itch go away, you should try that. I also take a towel with warm water and ring it out. Then I wrap it all over my arm and just let it sit. Congrats on quitting though! I really hope I helped. :)

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ok, i will try the towel one. i tired the tapping, but they are kind of deep and big, and well, to big for tapping to work :/ but i like the towel one. and thanks :)

i guess you will quit when time is right, my bf told me i need to quit so many times, and i knew i had to quit also, but last night i was like hell with this, im done, and thats it :)

im sure your time will come
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Anti-Itch cream, or calamine lotion.

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neosporen might help. also try running cold water over them. other than that they will heal at some point sorry. glad you stopped though :) also the itching is a good sign they are healing scratch gently if you must ;)

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thanks :) and yeah, they are healing, but i dont want to scratch, thats how they got here in the first place :/ yikes, lol
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well scratches can heal faster than cuts so thats good just keep them clean:)
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true, but some are pretty deep, but yeah, they are healing so wonderfully :) 2 of them that i had from last week are like 96% healed, just small little marks left.
and i do keep them clean :) i clean them in the shower every time, and plus like in the morning and few times a day :)
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i know how it goes i still have scars from my last episode :( they were really bad i used a really sharp pair of hair scissors but the worst thing i ever used was a broken piece of glass i found on the ground(very bad) i hope we can both be free from this terrible habit :)
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Well, I'm glad you're getting better! (: um.. I've never had this problem before so like scratch around them? Or like rub them gently or pat them?

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thanks. and good, dont get into it. and i cant, if i scratch around one, i end up hitting another, my arm is covered :/

and dude, awesome pic :)
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Thanks.
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Wounds have an increased blood flow to them while they heal i'd suggest that is why it is itching. Instead of scratching it try tapping it with your hand instead this might relieve the itch an reduce further injury and why did you cut you hand :O silly you

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You could ask for itch cream or tell your mom and go to the doctor if you do get cream but some on before you go to bed and wrap it or sleep in a long sleeve shirt so you don't scratch it in the night for itch stuff try aveno oh and congrats for stopping!also wrap your cuts in a cold washcloth and leave it on there or I've it

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thanks :) and ok, i will try the wash cloth idea :)
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Well first try to use some anti bacterial spray. Then rest your arm in some warm water, when your arm is soaked for about 20 minutes take the softest towel you have & let the towel soak up the water. Try not to scratch to reduse iritation, & it will help the cuts to heal. I'm glad you've stoped. Hope this helps : )

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ok, i will try it, thanks :)
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Always welcome : )
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Do you have any Neosporin? Sometimes if a cut becomes infected it will itch. And scratching them will make them infected. So used an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin.

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Don't itch them

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Tell your mother that you need the cream for itchy winter skin. I don't think you should lie to her, but maybe she is the worrying type and you said you have stopped...

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she is the worrying type, and im not about to tell her, hell no. i hid it for this long, im not telling her now
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lick it; I'm not kidding. the enzymes or whatever in saliva stops itchy sensations. and if anyone asks about the scratches, say you got a rash and ask for cream for that

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it looks more then a rash, they are open wounds. all over my arm. but its ok, i hide them well, only 1 person knows :) but thats because i told them, not because they saw :)

and i guess i will try it. ugh, desperate, ha
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lol, I know how bad that sucks... except they're giant slashes on my ankles; no one would ever notice XD
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aww, im sorry. i wont tell you to stop, as that did nothing to me but annoy me, but i will tell you this- it feels amazing once you stop. i feel so happy. up until yesterday i was the person that cryed at least a few times a day, sometimes a few times an hour, and today? not a tear, not a new mark, nothing. i just want to climb the tallest mountain and scream that im free.

good luck on yours. mine were on my forearm, and it just started spreading so fast. you really get lost in all of that mess :/ i hope to never go back. i dont regret it, but i also dont want to re do it
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I know lol, haven't done it since August though, after 10 years of doing that and other self-harmful stuff, and it does feel better. it was just what stopped me from hurting everyone else, that's what's tough... just hope my tears stop occurring so often lol... that constant lump in the throat hurts after a while; who'd've thought lol
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omg, dude, i hate crying like that also. i do it so much daily, its super annoying. and then with me, i wipe the tears, i stop crying, wait a few seconds, im crying again. :/ and sometimes that will go on for an hour or more. and then the headaches, i get weird headaches if i cry for to much :/
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yeah especIally If Its when you wake up at 3:00 in the morning and that crying happens; that fricken sucks!.. lol and I hate the headaches too. my migraine meds can't even take care of them...
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i know right, nothing helps those headaches. and i hated that. or when you are in public and you are sittingt here trying to hold it in, ugh.

you are the first person i can share this to. i told my bf, and he was like sad, and i told him about the suicide thoughts and and i tired once, and he was sad, but he brushed it off as nothing. and then i told my friend and he just called me crazy and then changed topic. and im like, well, thats nice, im asking for a hand and you just push me in deeper. but thats what helped me stop, because i realized i was alone, and no one cared, and thats when i realized i am doing this to myself only, it has no impact on the people closest to me. and thats what made me stop, because i got mad, and im like wtf happen to the people i depend on? so now i just wanna stand tall and show them like yeah, that person you didnt care about? look at her now :P.

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yeah same here. no one seemed to care at all, including teachers, which really P-d me off lol. I have a special needs sister, ive suffered child abuse, and one of my parents tried to kill them selves twice since May (same things that happened with them ten years ago, and they're drinking again, too... ugh lol) and to top that off my best friend killed himself in August during a police stand off... I know, d@mn! lol never got support, but f*** all of them. i'm always alone, too, but i'd rather that than LET them shun me away. yeah, I get that exactly lol :)
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ugh, you too. im so sorry for that. i had a really bad panic attack not to long ago, and it was caused by my bf, and it lasted for almost an hour, but then i had the symptoms for 3 days, and on the 3rd day i couldnt take it anymore, and i drank mouthwash (stupid, i know), and i remember on the 1st day after my panic attack, i told my bf that he gave it to me, he laughed at me and was like you did it to yourself. (yes, i now give panic attacks to myself that last 3 days, ugh). well, i then told him about the suicide atempt, and he was shocked and he asked me a few questions, 2 min later? we are talking about something totally diff. yeaps, thanks, makes me feel so much better know i almost died and you dont mind. sometimes i felt like faking my death, just to see the peoples emotions, i really wanted to die but my spirit to be left, and i can walk around without anyone seeing me, but then be back after 3 days. but it dont work that way :/
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yeah, wish I could pretend just to find the result,too, but then they'd just get p1ssed when they find out it was fake... shows how much they care. ugh. and most of my "friends", well it'd be ok if they did it because there not me (sarcastically said lol) and i'd at least have the heart to forgive them. D@mn lol. I sure hope they ain't like that towards you...
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dude, i slipped. ugh, forget quiting, not worth it.
and yeah, my friends are same way
im Muslim and i told my Muslim friend, and first thing she turns to? tell god to forgive you, its a sin.

so after everything i have been thru, i will now pray to a god because i did something wrong, ugh, i think i just keep it personal now, its so much better.
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sorry to hear that. and its hard to quit after starting the cutting, I know; as mentioned before, been ten years for me. it's fine to slip, pretty soon you'll pick yourself back up again, right? I hope so, best luck to you... it sucks going back to it
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it does.
ugh, it feels like no way out, right? well, it is addicting, i will tell you that. never escaping :/
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yeah. I don't even do it because I want to; I don't want to and makes me feel sick, that's what makes me do it. the sticky bl00d on my ankles and socks, butterfly taping the wounds together with that tan tape; an urge within it just to feel that. f****** imprisoning! if you ever quit again, keep it up. if you slip up, try quitting again. the longer the mutilation continues, the harder it is to quit. you're ok where your at now, I hope you don't end up 10 yrs into it like I did. good luck again :) i'm sure you'll do fine, right?
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i dont want to either. like for me, today, when i slipped, i kept saying in my head dont do it dont do it, dont do it, and i did it. its like you have no control at all. i hate it. and after im done, i always look at it, and im like- what have i just done. yet next day i do it all over again. nothing holds you back. \n
the other day, i did 3 marks at once, like on after the other, and then when i was done, i was crying and paseing in my room *like walking back and forth*, and i had a bottle of nail polish remover on my night stand, and i had a bottle of whiskey next to it (im only 15, my mom left it there by mistake, because we switched rooms), and i swear, i was ready to swallow the nail polish remover, i was so ready, and i was crying, and i was a mess. and i was like i just need to clear my head, so i just turned off lights, opened the bottle of whiskey, and drank straight from the bottle, dude, im a mess. and i hate it, i hate being so unhappy, and so messed up. and it does feel wrong, like why break your own skin? why make your self bleed? and then you have to clean it up so no one sees. i hate my own life so much :/
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I usually do three cuts or so at once; one's not deep enough so I do it again... wtf? lol (I know it's not funny, it's just that nervous laugh trying to lighten the mood) anyway, yeah, i'm sick of hiding them, too. my parents know of those tiny "slashes" on my wrist I used for a pain experiment, but not my ankles... ick lol
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yeah, i do those laughs also. and my mom doesnt know of any. i once used a razor on my hip/belly area, but didnt like the way it felt. i usually do 1-3. mine started off so small, but slowly got bigger, and bigger...and now, my arm is such a mess, dude, i cant even stretch without it hurting. i feel like my left arm is handicapped. when i am in bed trying to sleep, if i want to move, i have to like stand on my knees in bed and move, because i cant move my arm a lot...it sucks, its all over, some on stop of my arm, some near my inner elbow, some near my wrist, its vereywhere :/
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get a cast on it, that way you can't cut it XD yeah, both my left AND right ankles feel like it was just freshly cut, even though it hasn't been since August... burns like fire; don't know if it's STILL healing, or what, but it can't be good. I could see my muscle tissue under that near-quarter-inch sever. gawd!! lol
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ouch, dude, damn.
that might take a while to heal.
it really amazes me how less it hurts when you do it when you are stressed out. like once i did it when i was feeling fine, just to see, and it hurt like hell, i couldnt even finish. but when you want to do it, and you do it, you sometimes dont even feel anything
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yeah same hear. except when it's on my palm or feet. god, that was a big mistake; hurt so bad for a week or two lol (cuz they come into contact with everything) that and I did try my hip, one time too. I wondered if I could see what the fat would look like... it hurt, and for nothing! lol
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i only did my arm and hip. i cant even hug people anymore, i hate it. part of me regrets starting, and the other part doesnt regret it. and then some people never understand, i hate those people. that thing its stupid, or there is no point. is it stupid? yes it is, but they juts say it so closed mindedly
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they ain't gonna help much. I hate that, too, when they say that stuff. and then it's ok if it's alcoholism or something people ate more aware of, but then not this? give me a break... maybe talk to a counselor, even just lie that it's someone else who's doing this; ask for how to help that "other person". or call a suicide hotline or something related. you'd be anonymous either way...
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true. i have done that. everytime i see a person who does this, like online, and people bashing them im always on the person who is hurting side. this is not just something you do out of sadness, its takes much more then that. i feel like they should just say something to help, because the person is not doing it for attension, they are doing it for help, and people just dig them deeper in their hole :(
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yeah, I know, exactly. but just get your attitude from yesterday, the screw them attitude. that's the best thing now, I guess, when dealing with those idiots :) and you got facebook, if you need someone to talk to? if that works better than this, i wouldnt mind...I don't want some idiot complaining and reporting us for this conversation
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