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.

@needahelp

I’m taking cooler showers & Cymbalta (30mg) daily. The only time that I’ve had trouble is from too warm showers or putting lotion & sometimes sunscreen. Zyrtec seems to help when the itching starts .

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I forgot to mention physical therapy!

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@bobbiellen

I eliminated ice packs last December after resuming Lexapro, but continued with a compounded cream recommended by itch specialists at Hopkins. After getting saturated with the right kind and dose of liquid magnesium, and some PIT injections, I cut back to 10 mg. of Lexapro and no longer need the cream. Last stage will be eliminating the Lexapro all together, which I am going to try this summer.

I also started a ketogenic diet in February – mainly reducing carbs – I have always eaten whole foods. I don’t take any meds and only a few supplements. I mostly listen to Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD for the best advice on nutrition and good health.

There is a way to beat this problem!!

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I don’t know if I just got extremely lucky or if I found the cure, but CBD cream, and my Chiropractor made an adjustment in my neck and I have been itch free for 7 months. Try it what do you have to lose

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@needahelp @bobbiellen and @enoughlaready that's great that you all have found different, but successful ways of treating your brachioradial pruritus! I'm sure this is news that @pyfm @njcarolnjn and @montana_mom8 would find encouraging.

@needahelp when the itching starts, how long does it take to go away? Is just one dose of zyrtec enough?
@bobbiellen how has the low carb diet affected your symptoms?

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@enoughalready

I don’t know if I just got extremely lucky or if I found the cure, but CBD cream, and my Chiropractor made an adjustment in my neck and I have been itch free for 7 months. Try it what do you have to lose

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I wish that I could try CBD, but I read that it interferes with hear medicine 😝.

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@ethanmcconkey

@needahelp @bobbiellen and @enoughlaready that's great that you all have found different, but successful ways of treating your brachioradial pruritus! I'm sure this is news that @pyfm @njcarolnjn and @montana_mom8 would find encouraging.

@needahelp when the itching starts, how long does it take to go away? Is just one dose of zyrtec enough?
@bobbiellen how has the low carb diet affected your symptoms?

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The Zyrtec didn’t help before I had the physical therapy & the Cymbalta. It takes about 25-30 minutes.

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How low of a low carb diet are you on? I’m on the diabetic diet that gives me a number of permissible carbs for me. I try to avoid sugar, don’t use artificial sweeteners, & try to eat some organic (what I feel that I can afford).

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I have had it for 4 years now. Found relief at Mayo . The gave me an RX of Katamine/Amatripoline. It helps so I can sleep. Also ice packs help a bunch

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@cropsey26

what can i take to stop the non stop itching it never goes away i feel like i want to rip the skin off my arm i have tried evereything over the counter but it does nt work i can not take much longer of this what can u suggest for me todo

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Ice packs, biofreeze ( believe it or not. I ended up at Mayo. They prescribed a compound cream for me.

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I also have those compressions, finally after itching since the 1980's on forearms only, both arms scar from scratching so. Had to get a Dr in 2000 for reliefe, she prescribed hydroxyzine, saved me some. find here the brachioradial preuritis, my primary thinks pinched nerve in neck.
Sun damage is also a symptom of this and can contribute. But not me. Now know why have trouble getting it on pillow right. Not one neuro, dermatologist, not one specialists could tell me why I have other while I bled. I look online here and find it.

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I've doesn't work, but one Dr prescribed pain crean, which is aspercreme.For some reason the roll on aspercream makes it worse, so just get the lotion. It does burn a little of there's a cut, but it's relive cause it goes right away. This has really helped along with the prescrip. triacinolone cream. Nothing is perfect, but it helps. I am asleep before my head hits the pillow, so need nothing for help.but don't drink coffee. Zyrtec did nothin g.

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I think that the biggest help for me is Cymbalta. My skin is very dry & I can’t find a lotion that doesn’t cause stinging or itching. Does anyone else have this problem or a solution?

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@lesa55

Ice packs, biofreeze ( believe it or not. I ended up at Mayo. They prescribed a compound cream for me.

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Does the compound cream work?

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