. I have no rash and no interactions w/medications/vitamins I take (have taken the same for approx 1 yr). This started 4 - 6 wks ago (no dry skin or sun damage). So far, I have tried Cortizone-10, Lamisil, Tinactin, Benedryl cream, Medline Skin Repair cream, Cetaphil, even Selsun Blue (known to clear up skin rashes when nothing else has(it's true, I've seen it)). To date I have had no change or relief. It has kept me awake at night which is extremely frustrating. I've even scratched my arms with a hairbrush (it was so itchy it was the only thing I could think of). Has anyone out there suffered with the same? Is there an OTC cream that works? I can go to my GP but my hours/days of research has shown that docs really don't know the answer and blame "stress". I have been through that before only to find sometime later that I did have something medical and was quickly treated and resolved, that was a bad experience and I don't want to go through that again... that in itself is very stressful! I am under no stress. I have not changed laundry soap, bath soap, perfume, lotions or eating habits. This came on sudden and has NOT gone away. If anyone has had these symptoms, any thoughts you may have is greatly appreciated! (FYI, I am a healthy, 49 yr old female, athletic w/healthy eating) Thank you
my boyfriend is experiencing this too. it started on one arm, went away, now is on the other. looking on the internet i ran across several sights that say it can be a pinched nerve in the neck. i believe he has that so im sending him to the chiropractor asap. good luck. there is a doctor on youtube explaining this. its called Brachioradial Pruritus.
It's driving me crazy!!! I can be sitting at my desk at work and its starts. No warning no triggers. Tonight at cinema I had to leave to get outside to try cooling it down. I can't stop it from starting but I can stop it. Anti histamine immediately.thick coating of sudacream til my arms are literally thick with the stuff. And wait. Relief within around 30 mins. Still painfully prickly but enough relief to stop scratching.let me know how it goes.
I know it has been a long time since this question was asked. I have had this problem on and off for about 8 years. I am currently up at 4 in the morning with an ice pack on my arm. For me... it is never both forearms. It is always my right forearm and it is almost always itching and burning at late night hours. It is very annoying. Ice packs always work for me.I rub them gently up and down my right forearm until it is numb and it goes away. I have also used very cold water when i dont have access to ice packs. I have come to this site and read articles about this problem and multiple places online. I am just glad I am not crazy. For a while I thought I was.
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