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.

Hello, has anyone seen a doctor (i.e. Neurologist and/or a Physiatrist) at the Mayo Clinic anywhere for this chronic itching of forearms that will only subside with the use of ice? It is awful, I have had it for years and multiple doctors (primary, multiple dermatologists, neurologist, have not been able to figure it out or help). Thank God for ice, but I would love to see if there is anything that can cure it, or make the episodes at least subside any amount.

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@karynhorsy

Hello, has anyone seen a doctor (i.e. Neurologist and/or a Physiatrist) at the Mayo Clinic anywhere for this chronic itching of forearms that will only subside with the use of ice? It is awful, I have had it for years and multiple doctors (primary, multiple dermatologists, neurologist, have not been able to figure it out or help). Thank God for ice, but I would love to see if there is anything that can cure it, or make the episodes at least subside any amount.

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Hi @karynhorsy and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am glad you can relieve it with ice, but how awful to itch constantly.
You will see that I moved your post to an ongoing discussion with over 50 pages of members talking about Brachioradial pruritus. I did this so you can connect with others who have it and have suffered like @anne12, @help22, and @dave8284

Have your doctors checked for Spinal problems that compress nerves affecting the arms that can lead to brachioradial pruritus?

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@amandaburnett

Hi @karynhorsy and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am glad you can relieve it with ice, but how awful to itch constantly.
You will see that I moved your post to an ongoing discussion with over 50 pages of members talking about Brachioradial pruritus. I did this so you can connect with others who have it and have suffered like @anne12, @help22, and @dave8284

Have your doctors checked for Spinal problems that compress nerves affecting the arms that can lead to brachioradial pruritus?

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I agree but my doctor (neurologist) does believe this is a valid disease. I think he believes its psychosomatic. So, he won't look into anything regarding the spine.

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@dave8284

I agree but my doctor (neurologist) does believe this is a valid disease. I think he believes its psychosomatic. So, he won't look into anything regarding the spine.

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@dave8284 Have you considered getting a second opinion? You know your body better than anyone else. If I had physical symptoms and a physician was telling me it was all in my head… I would be interested in talking to another physician.

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@amandaburnett

Hi @karynhorsy and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am glad you can relieve it with ice, but how awful to itch constantly.
You will see that I moved your post to an ongoing discussion with over 50 pages of members talking about Brachioradial pruritus. I did this so you can connect with others who have it and have suffered like @anne12, @help22, and @dave8284

Have your doctors checked for Spinal problems that compress nerves affecting the arms that can lead to brachioradial pruritus?

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Hi I have just been diagnosed with BRP… 😭 it has been agonizing,frustrating, itching driving me to the point of insanity!
Just starting to try different treatments. Please refer me to the mentioned group 🙏

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Hi all, I have a similar itch condition, arms and legs, no rash…on a FB Group for this condition, someone discovered that their pre-workout supplement killed the itch…she isolated it to Beta Alanine, an OTC amino acid. It kills the itch for about 90% of us on this FB Group…I buy mine on Amazon. I use the NOW Brand…but any brand that says CarnoSyn Beta Alanine in the supplement Facts section is what to look for. I take 750 MG to prevent itch, up to 1500 mg to kill a bad itch. Maybe it will work for this condition too…There is one medical paper written be a pair of Stanford Dermatologist who tried it on a patient, it worked. The NIH now lists it as a treatment for itch relief. My codition is Aquagenic Pruritus…I also has itch associated with Mastosytosis,,,Beta Alanine works for both.

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