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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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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Crazy

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@help22

That's what I thought at first @help22 Then I remembered that my niece was born with infant psoriasis. This was in about 1970. We applied a topical of some kind and then wrapped her little body in saran wrap. It worked. (Isn't it amazing that I can remember the incident and products and cannot remember what day it is today.

May you have happiness and the causes of happiness.
Chris

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Hi @help22. Welcome to Mayo Connect, a place where we all share our medical experiences and look for understanding of our problems, hopes, and aspiration for healthy living — not to recommend diagnoses or treatments, which are the province of highly education medical professionals whom we seek as team mates. I hope you have had the time to review the postings on this discussion about Brachioradial pruritis. Even so, you may wish to check up on this posting from the Cleveland Clinic on the subject: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21181-brachioradial-pruritus. Let me know whether this source of information is helpful in tracking down the questions you could put to your health care physician(s). Martin

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I got diagnosed with brachioradial pruitus nearly a yr ago. Been to a dermatologist and sent me home with cream. Nothing works the doctors gave me antihistamines doesn’t help. The ice packs helps I can relate to you with the sun it burns my arms. I bought zinc solbar suncream( broad spectrum 38 factor) I been spending a small fortune trying to find anything to help the itching specially at night

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@anne12

I got diagnosed with brachioradial pruitus nearly a yr ago. Been to a dermatologist and sent me home with cream. Nothing works the doctors gave me antihistamines doesn’t help. The ice packs helps I can relate to you with the sun it burns my arms. I bought zinc solbar suncream( broad spectrum 38 factor) I been spending a small fortune trying to find anything to help the itching specially at night

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Hi @anne12. Glad you called on me for some input, but my personal experience is not going to be very helpful to you — first because it turned out that dry skin, not brachioradial pruritus was my problem and, second, a good moisturizer put the problem behind me. I will say, though, that you may get some help and insights from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21181-brachioradial-pruritus, which I cited in the post you referenced. Is there anything in that article that gives you hope for relief? Martin

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Thanks for your feedback. Glad you got your itching sorted. Bet your glad it wasn’t brachiordial pruitus it horrible no sleep. I check the link
Thank you

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@anne12

I got diagnosed with brachioradial pruitus nearly a yr ago. Been to a dermatologist and sent me home with cream. Nothing works the doctors gave me antihistamines doesn’t help. The ice packs helps I can relate to you with the sun it burns my arms. I bought zinc solbar suncream( broad spectrum 38 factor) I been spending a small fortune trying to find anything to help the itching specially at night

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For some unexplained reason my brachioradial pruritus symptoms subsided on 3/23. I purchased a bottle of moringa oil per the recommendation from another blogger. My itching almost disappeared for about 10 days. I live in Florida and took a road trip to Chicago where the itching started up again. But, not nearly as severe. I continue to use the moringa oil and it does help. Give it a try.

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@help22

For some unexplained reason my brachioradial pruritus symptoms subsided on 3/23. I purchased a bottle of moringa oil per the recommendation from another blogger. My itching almost disappeared for about 10 days. I live in Florida and took a road trip to Chicago where the itching started up again. But, not nearly as severe. I continue to use the moringa oil and it does help. Give it a try.

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I’m getting to the point I will try anything to get some relief. I live in the Uk. So knowing my luck I won’t able get it. Thanks for your help.wot was you putting in your arms in the sun Florida really hot compared to us here. I found a sun cream zinc solbar 38 it helps me.

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@anne12

I’m getting to the point I will try anything to get some relief. I live in the Uk. So knowing my luck I won’t able get it. Thanks for your help.wot was you putting in your arms in the sun Florida really hot compared to us here. I found a sun cream zinc solbar 38 it helps me.

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Just let you know I found the moringa oil from Amazon get it 2 morra. So fingers crossed it helps

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@anne12

I’m getting to the point I will try anything to get some relief. I live in the Uk. So knowing my luck I won’t able get it. Thanks for your help.wot was you putting in your arms in the sun Florida really hot compared to us here. I found a sun cream zinc solbar 38 it helps me.

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You can order it on line. Make sure it's 100%.

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@anne12

Just let you know I found the moringa oil from Amazon get it 2 morra. So fingers crossed it helps

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Good luck.

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I have had Brachioradial Pruritis for 5 years now. It is a horrible condition that affects every part of my life. Doctors won't acknowledge this condition, they think this is a psychosomatic disorder. I have tried many creams and lotions including a compounded medication amitriptyline/gabapentin/ketorolac/ , which is moderately effective. Ice is always used as last resort. I have been under chiropractic care with cervical adjustment which seems to help. I would like to try an injection but no doctor will do it. Is there anybody that has had any relief? Are there any doctors that are willing to try to alleviate this horrible problem? Please Help!

Dave

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I have beaten the neuropathic chronic itch, using Neuroplasticity. I have full and photos . Just dial up barry Sheales to view. Good luck and go for it!

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