Skin itch without a rash

Posted by gonpros @gonpros, Jun 27, 2019

I’m 79 years old, male. Three years ago I had an onset of skin itch with no rash localized in thorax, arms, neck and back. Coincidentally this onset appeared after I was treated for a bout of pulmonary obstruction due to many years of past smoking. Since that time I have seen 4 dermatologists one inmunologist and one homeopath. I have never had a history of allergy of any kind. I don’t respond to any of the antihistamines, only the itch is calmed by taking 10 mg of prednisone daily which I have been using for three years. I have been tested to what I think all the laboratory tests designed for allergy and autoimmune diseases, all within normal range. Anyone have a suggestion?

Hi @gonpros and welcome to Connect. That must be so frustrating having found no solution for your skin itch.

I wanted to introduce you to @needahelp @enoughalready and @pyfm as they have experience with an itch that doesn't localize into a rash.

I also wanted to share this discussion on brachioradial pruritis as you may find some similar experiences: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/brachioradial-pruritus-severe-itching-on-forearms-and-neck-no-rash/

Back to you @gonpros, have you found anything that causes this itch to lessen or worsen?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @gonpros and welcome to Connect. That must be so frustrating having found no solution for your skin itch.

I wanted to introduce you to @needahelp @enoughalready and @pyfm as they have experience with an itch that doesn't localize into a rash.

I also wanted to share this discussion on brachioradial pruritis as you may find some similar experiences: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/brachioradial-pruritus-severe-itching-on-forearms-and-neck-no-rash/

Back to you @gonpros, have you found anything that causes this itch to lessen or worsen?

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Itch is worsen by alcohol intake, heat, sun, sweat and lessens somewhat with anti-itch creams

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@gonpros

Itch is worsen by alcohol intake, heat, sun, sweat and lessens somewhat with anti-itch creams

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i just had 2 new blisters come up on my shoulder out of no where what causes it

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @gonpros and welcome to Connect. That must be so frustrating having found no solution for your skin itch.

I wanted to introduce you to @needahelp @enoughalready and @pyfm as they have experience with an itch that doesn't localize into a rash.

I also wanted to share this discussion on brachioradial pruritis as you may find some similar experiences: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/brachioradial-pruritus-severe-itching-on-forearms-and-neck-no-rash/

Back to you @gonpros, have you found anything that causes this itch to lessen or worsen?

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how do you post on here like for me to post a new comment

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