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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I had it for many years, as do my 3 siblings, as did 2 grandparents and one parent. Horrible. I carry scars on my elbows from the extreme itch. DMSO seemed to sure it. Back then it wasn't approved for humans and I bought it at a tack and feed store. Now it's approved for several inflammatory conditions and can be bought at the drug store, probably for a higher price.

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By the way, typical of so many skin ailments, it's Latin name is just a fancy way of saying "itchy elbows.". It's technically a syndrome. It's not a disease until they know the cause. Although mine got worse after a Summer of sun exposure, I suspect it's related to the spine and genetic.

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Sorry. Spelling is Demeleve. Really works.

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@njcarolnjn

im sick and tired if all the bull on this condition. There is no help here so dont look for it. im 5 years and counting. Done it all and afraud for my future. capasin thx for that advice burns like u at yourself on fire. The drugs? cant funxtion on them. Chiro acupuncture? Dont count on it. i have cervical as well as lumbar issues. Had back surgery last year my back is worse. Do i dare chance letting them touch my neck. Too big a risk they dont know and honestly dont care.

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Thank you for your honesty I'd look for answers on this issue to there is no answers I had several issues and I'm afraid to let him even touch me. I guess it gets to the point that you don't trust doctors maybe it's just about money and I'm like you I have her friends that had it done now it's worse for them don't know what to do anymore I am in a lot of pain a lot of headaches some vertical do do cervical issues tinnitus ringing of the ears just don't know what to do tinnutiis my not being part of that a lot of people say it is

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@help22

Sorry. Spelling is Demeleve. Really works.

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@help22, Thanks for giving Dermeleve an "atta-boy". I totally agree with you.
@gator123, please check out this new topical for "itch". My dermatologist brought it back to me from a dermatology conference. It works within 15 minutes and lasts for about 6 hours…..time away from the discomfort to get some rest. Then you can reapply……if you still need some "free from itch time" do it again. There are no steroids like ointments that you cannot use every day. Find Dermeleve at dermeleve.com. You can buy online and the small tubes are in the $25 range. Worth a try?

May you be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.
Chris

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@artscaping

@help22, Thanks for giving Dermeleve an "atta-boy". I totally agree with you.
@gator123, please check out this new topical for "itch". My dermatologist brought it back to me from a dermatology conference. It works within 15 minutes and lasts for about 6 hours…..time away from the discomfort to get some rest. Then you can reapply……if you still need some "free from itch time" do it again. There are no steroids like ointments that you cannot use every day. Find Dermeleve at dermeleve.com. You can buy online and the small tubes are in the $25 range. Worth a try?

May you be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.
Chris

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Need some natural stuff for blood sugar and cholesterol . I can never see mayo clinic due to my Medicare insurance can u believe that here in Arizona . my coverage does not have a certain number so they won't accept it . the clinic that suppose to have answers to everything and I can't see them especially for cervical issues for 2nd opinion what is wrong with Medicare plan in 🇺🇸

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What does skin issues have to do with cervical problems on your disc I don't understand yet it no connection whatsoever if you have a skin issue you need to see a dermatologist

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@gator123

What does skin issues have to do with cervical problems on your disc I don't understand yet it no connection whatsoever if you have a skin issue you need to see a dermatologist

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My dermatologist is the one who sent me to a spine specialist. He explained that some people have referred pain from the cervical spine into the arms. Also, some people have brains that misinterpret the pain as an itch. When the itch is extremely deep, it is often nerve related, not skin related. Remember that we are talking here about rare conditions that do not yet have a true diagnosis of cause. It is the nature of science to postulate hypotheses, one after another, and to test them until we find the cause.

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