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.

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@help22

Sorry, I think I was mistaken.

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I also wanted to say that of all the creams I've used, the most calming is Eucerin Skin Calming Cream.

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@help22

I also wanted to say that of all the creams I've used, the most calming is Eucerin Skin Calming Cream.

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All of the lotions burn & sting my skin. Have you had that problem?

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@needahelp

All of the lotions burn & sting my skin. Have you had that problem?

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yes, some lotions do burn and sting. Eucerin does not.

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@judeva

Both Mayo Clinic and Cleveland clinic include this disorder with treatment guidelines on their sites. I would recommend them before all else

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How do I find the information?

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@needahelp

How do I find the information?

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I think if you search Mayo Clinic Symptoms and input Pruritis you will get some hits.

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Hi @needahelp, I included the links below to both the Mayo website for pruritis and Cleveland Clinic. 🙂 I hope you find some helpful information. How long have you been diagnosed?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/symptoms-causes/syc-20355006
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/11879-pruritus

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@amandaa

Hi @needahelp, I included the links below to both the Mayo website for pruritis and Cleveland Clinic. 🙂 I hope you find some helpful information. How long have you been diagnosed?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/symptoms-causes/syc-20355006
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/11879-pruritus

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Thank you! I have been to many doctors including allergy doctors & no one was able to help. I also saw a neurologist who gave me a cream that had lidocaine, but it burned & I had to wash it off! I have found three foods that I’m sensitive to:bananas, oats, & toma. That has helped.

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@needahelp

Thank you! I have been to many doctors including allergy doctors & no one was able to help. I also saw a neurologist who gave me a cream that had lidocaine, but it burned & I had to wash it off! I have found three foods that I’m sensitive to:bananas, oats, & toma. That has helped.

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Try eucerin skin calming cream. I am also trying Moringa oil as the suggestion of another member.

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@help22

Try eucerin skin calming cream. I am also trying Moringa oil as the suggestion of another member.

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The cream has oatmeal & that makes me itch😝. Please let us know if the moringa oil works. Also, if it has a smell! For some strange reason, smells bother me!

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I use these lotions daily when I have an outbreak. a. My basic SuperGoop sunscreen on my arms, face, body, etc. b. I also use CeraVie Itch ReMoisturing Lotion. Not scented. c. In the PM I use Originial Sarna External Analgesic Lotion. It's anti itch formula. It has a bit of a scent, but after I rub it in, the smell fades. I am a super smeller, so can relate to smells bothering me. Because the Sarna works, I put it on and rub it in an hour or so before I go to bed. All of these have been recommended to me by my Dermatologist. My cervical spine doc simply recommends ice until we would need to do (God forbid) a nerve block in the future.

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@jal333

I use these lotions daily when I have an outbreak. a. My basic SuperGoop sunscreen on my arms, face, body, etc. b. I also use CeraVie Itch ReMoisturing Lotion. Not scented. c. In the PM I use Originial Sarna External Analgesic Lotion. It's anti itch formula. It has a bit of a scent, but after I rub it in, the smell fades. I am a super smeller, so can relate to smells bothering me. Because the Sarna works, I put it on and rub it in an hour or so before I go to bed. All of these have been recommended to me by my Dermatologist. My cervical spine doc simply recommends ice until we would need to do (God forbid) a nerve block in the future.

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Thank you! One Dermatologist gave me a sack of different lotions to try , it took a year, but none worked. Elta M.D. worked for four months & then it didn’t. I’ve tried organic coconut oil, vitamin E, organic almond oil, organic borage oil-they just make it worse. It’s more a sting or burn than an itch. I haven’t found a doctor that is even interested in trying to help me. One Dermatologist (in a larger city) sent me to an allergy specialist who tested me for things like nickel & we found that I’m very sensitive to nickel & sever other things like fragrance. This doctor sent me to another doctor at a well known medical center who thought that it is either a nerve problem or one of my meds. The Neurologist didn’t seem to find a problem.

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@jal333

I use these lotions daily when I have an outbreak. a. My basic SuperGoop sunscreen on my arms, face, body, etc. b. I also use CeraVie Itch ReMoisturing Lotion. Not scented. c. In the PM I use Originial Sarna External Analgesic Lotion. It's anti itch formula. It has a bit of a scent, but after I rub it in, the smell fades. I am a super smeller, so can relate to smells bothering me. Because the Sarna works, I put it on and rub it in an hour or so before I go to bed. All of these have been recommended to me by my Dermatologist. My cervical spine doc simply recommends ice until we would need to do (God forbid) a nerve block in the future.

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Good evening @jal333. Today, my dermatologist advised that I wrap my arms with saran wrap after using Sarna. That ensures that the Sarna gets to the source of the itch. I am in the middle of another flare now so will give it a try. Just an FYI.

May you be safe and protected.
Chris

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