Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash).

Posted by Patrick Cotter @patrickcotter, Mar 19, 2012

Does anyone know of this. I think its rare but does exist. My neurologist does not know about this. I have compression between my c5 and c6 cervical disk and have had alot of sun damage to my skin.

clove oil and look up brp on facebook many suffers there

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@noeley

Please let us (in the painful BRP club) know how u get on?

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Hi again. I ordered the cervical traction device by overnight from Amazon, and I'm wearing it as I type. So far so good. It's a soft, 3-level inflatable collar with a hand pump to inflate it. It's quite comfortable to wear. It feels fully inflated and it's definitely keeping my head up. Strangely it came with no directions at all, so I'm going to follow @sgmjohnny's advice and wear it for maybe an hour twice a day. So far there's no itching while wearing it, and I had bad itching last night and this morning that required an ice pack.

I will definitely keep everyone posted on how it's working.

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I really hope it works for you. Please keep us posted.

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@donnany

I have had this condition for about a year. My Dr. has me on Gabapentin and it does work. I am trying to get off it. I am down to two pills a day instead of 3.
I would like to try Chiropractic. Has anyone else tried it with any success. It is hard to find a Chiropractor that knows anything about BRP.

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Try Amatzu

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@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect, @salemm72. Thanks for sharing tips for relief. I understand that physical therapy or even acupuncture may help some people who have cervical spine disease. (Reference: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/dermatology/brachioradial-pruritus/article/593588/) Do you have issues with your cervical spine or neck?

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Please try AMATZU

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@darlia

Hmm. I have Cervical disorder of certain disks so maybe it IS connected

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Again I recommend AMATZU (the treatment goes back hundreds of years) and it really works.

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What is that explain

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@predictable

This discussion about Brachioradial Pruritis is just stunning to me, because I may have slipped into that world myself. My arms itch this December as they did a year ago. The itch also affects my legs (up to about mid-thigh) and my waist and belly. Two dermatologists gave me prescriptions for the same ointment, with instructions to use it sparingly and not ask for more. As an A-fib patient using blood-thinners to prevent blood clots, the scratching to alleviate the itch draws blood spots on both arms and legs.

The dermatologists are unsure of a diagnosis, never mentioned BRP, and asked about humidity in my house. I focused on that, because of the seasonal itching — starting and worsening as the weather gets cold and my home gets heated with a gas furnace. But humidity is not the problem! I have a good large humidifier on my forced-air heating system. So, the dermatologist asked, whaddaya use as laundry soap to wash your underwear and your socks? He was suggesting a chemical allergy, and I took that as a serious possibility and have used nonallergenic laundry soap since then. But allergy is not the problem! I still itch (although not as intolerably as others in this discussion).

My latest tactic gave me some relief: I scrubbed my arms and legs with a soft wash cloth using nonallergenic bath soap. That gave me one day of relief. I have used moisturizing skin lotion and also got a day or two of relief. My next tactic is a total chemical analysis of our public water supply. Then (if the water seems innocent) long soaks in the tub rather than long showers. I’ll keep you posted.

Now for quick read of the material that Kanaaz introduced last Monday.

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Try clove
Oil mixed with a little water. I believe from all I have read that it is
Nerve endings from your spine and neck and the nerves are attached to ur arms etc. Try using the oil and keep ur skin moisturized all the time and keep all problem areas away from light as this problem seems to be photo sensitive. I always ware long sleeves as my problem is on my arms. I TRULY got great comfort from taking amitriptaline (sorry about spelling) which was prescribed by my GP. Thank God for them they have
Made a big difference and of course u know to use ice when the itch is very bad.

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@thedinnymurph

have you ever tried the amitriptyline/ketamine compound?
has anyone who has BRP?

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Yes I have and I have to say the amitriptyline really really works about 85%of the time. May I also suggest clove oil mixed with a little water and rub it on arms and keep skin moisturized and away from sun light In fact keep area covered. I can manage my problem now but I am going to have Amatzu treatment on my back and neck will keep u informed.

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@njcarolnjn

For all suffers…may I suggest Clove oil…it deadens the nerves at least for me. Doctors dont know or care what causes this disease. Ive given up trying. I refuse to take there very dangerous drugs and those that do so need to proceed with caution, understanding that this is so maddening you dont really care and all you think about is relief. I have lumbar and cervical spine issues..I am also convinced that I have an autoimmune disease of some sort but cant find a Doctor knowledgeable in these either..It is a never ending battle and this disease has truly ended my life.

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Don’t be so sad – please take my advice and go to a nutritionist who will arrange for the immune tests to be carried out – they never prescribe drugs they are only interested in what is causing the problem and then to help u to get well. I have BRP and an autoimmune problem which does not like gluten but loves probiotic and
Prebiotics I find Nutritionist fantastic unlike doctors they want to find the cause and they arrange tests that doctors never even mention.

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@njcarolnjn

What is that explain

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Are you asking me what is Amatsu ? Amatsu is a treatment used in Japan for hundreds of years. Amatsu is a whole body treatment
that after thorough assessment to find the root cause of the problem. Because of the principles of biotensegrity this means that treating the right point will have a positive effect on the rest of the body too. The treatment is so gentle that you may fall asleep. If you are interested please google Amatsu Therapy International. I have attended Amatsu treatment for my back up to two years ago and It always works. I am having my first treatment for BRP on this Monday 19th November. Will keep you informed.

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@noeley

Are you asking me what is Amatsu ? Amatsu is a treatment used in Japan for hundreds of years. Amatsu is a whole body treatment
that after thorough assessment to find the root cause of the problem. Because of the principles of biotensegrity this means that treating the right point will have a positive effect on the rest of the body too. The treatment is so gentle that you may fall asleep. If you are interested please google Amatsu Therapy International. I have attended Amatsu treatment for my back up to two years ago and It always works. I am having my first treatment for BRP on this Monday 19th November. Will keep you informed.

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yes as i’m contemplating suciede i’ll try anything between my back neck pain and neuropathy i’m going mad

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@noeley

Are you asking me what is Amatsu ? Amatsu is a treatment used in Japan for hundreds of years. Amatsu is a whole body treatment
that after thorough assessment to find the root cause of the problem. Because of the principles of biotensegrity this means that treating the right point will have a positive effect on the rest of the body too. The treatment is so gentle that you may fall asleep. If you are interested please google Amatsu Therapy International. I have attended Amatsu treatment for my back up to two years ago and It always works. I am having my first treatment for BRP on this Monday 19th November. Will keep you informed.

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i am in the US there is nothing

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I have had this arm-itch (brachioradial pruritis) since 2003, my best friends are ice-packs. Going to Yoga 3 times per week, was a miracle , the arm-itch went away… so another year passed and silly me quit going to Yoga, now the arm-itch is back again the past year. I just returned to Yoga with hope that it will go away again.
If yoga doesn't work this time, I will go to the NUCCA who apparently may help this problem, read up on NUCCA (Chiropractic) I shall keep you posted.

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@bosch

I have had this arm-itch (brachioradial pruritis) since 2003, my best friends are ice-packs. Going to Yoga 3 times per week, was a miracle , the arm-itch went away… so another year passed and silly me quit going to Yoga, now the arm-itch is back again the past year. I just returned to Yoga with hope that it will go away again.
If yoga doesn't work this time, I will go to the NUCCA who apparently may help this problem, read up on NUCCA (Chiropractic) I shall keep you posted.

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i had that treatment didn’t work for me

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