Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash).
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.
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Skin Health Support Group.
hi went on Amazon and found so many different Magnesium products. Care to share which you used? I can then get a better idea of what we should order. ( I type this for my wife as she also is nearly blind)
Believe it or not, Vagisil works best on my forearms. It may work for pain as well, as it numbs the area. A prescription pill, Hydroxyzine also helps as it is associated with anxiety. Keep your arms covered in the sun with white sleeves. Heat triggers it as the original cause may have been caused from excessive heat as with scalding hot water. Sun exposure while in the car also causes it.
Thanks for the reply. Wife rarely goes out and when she does her arms are ALWAYS covered due to the outbreaks. Right now she is using a numbing crème and Capzascin. She has tried every topical crème and has tried many drugs that were created for other problems but may help with the itching. Going to try Magnesium now.
I have tried it all nothing works in fact it makes it worse. Does your wife's itch start with a burning sensation under the skin first?
Yes. It starts with a burning sensation, then erupts into a lesion of sorts. Some things take away the burning others the itch. Like you nothing works. it is all over her body. Started with her left arm and gradually spread. Had been seeing numerous Dermatologists and no one could help no matter what was prescribed. The one thing that did work for her of sorts was Amatripoliin compound with another crème. Was costing 700.00 per month then the drug plan no longer paid for it. Many topicals, injections of some drugs over the years and nothing. Also she is nearly blind so cant take a medication that can cause drowsiness as she needs all her senses to be alert. Really appreciate your understanding and like her nothing works.
Has she gone to a spine specialist yet? I just went and had a steroid shot not working yet but they say it could take 3-7 days to work
Hi @ilyne has your wife's Dermatologist done a biopsy and checked for Grover's disease as well? Many people seem to suffer from several skin conditions at the same time. If nothing else, some of the suggested remedies and suggestions on how to manage the itching could help.
Hi, Wife went to her local Dermatologist for a year and she could find nothing. Then suggested we see a Dermatologist in Manhattan. Well we decided to try local again R W Johnson Hospital has a Dermatology branch. Saw 3 Drs there and they suggested the same guy in Manhattan. So we started with him. Did every kind of test, for allergies, blood tests everything and came back with BRP. Went to him for over 10 years maybe more. Just tried more and more cremes and lotions.
She tried light treatments, acupuncture, Went to a neurologist and had xrays of spine. There is a slight compression of disc 5-6 which is common for BRP. Our Dermatologist sent him al etter re spine and BRP – he said never heard of it and thought Dr in Manhattan was foolish to suggest. This Dr is head of Dermatology at NYU Langone. She does not want to ty cortisone
So I guess there's no hope for this disease. Just what I figured. Ice packs for the rest of my life!!!