Incessant scratching and apart from scratching myself to bleed (during sleep and sometimes not) I have no visible signs. This is not psychosematic as I am either itching and scratching or I am not. It seems to be greatly exacerbated by extended exposure to the sun but I have also experienced it in the winter in London therefore presume it might be temperature related. Is this brachiordial pruritus and could omalizumab help. No doctors either know or are interested - blood tests all normal and that the best they can come up with. HELP!
Xolair - Ive been suffering from itchy arms and more recently right shoulder since 1998?
- 7 Nov 2016 by Scratchy99
- 17 July 2017
- xolair, urticaria, pruritus, sleep, shoulder
Added 16 Jun 2017:
Lengthy treatment from understanding chiropractor plus a modicum of kinesiology and Dr Schluss salts (especially to suit me obviously as there are loads of them) has almost worked. Only occasional itchy thoughts and treatment winding down. SO happy to share this news with sufferers BUT first you must find someone who doesn't think you are mad and most doctors are extremely dismissive of these types of symptoms because they are lazy, disinterested and if it cant be cured with a prescription takes too much time from their not always so valuable skills.
I've taken Xolair for about 2 years. I've been suffering from extreme case of Atopic Dermatitis (initially diagnosed in 1989 and has gotten worse over time) and have been in constant itching to the point of lost sleep, extreme tiredness and weight gain because of an inability to get good sleep and constant flaking and irritable skin. Xolair has given me my life back. I still have some dermatitis but just recently started treatment with Dupixant. (4 days ago). Xolair has enabled me to feel like I can go out in public again. I've had such constant itching and irritation that the hair on my arms are legs wouldn't grow because I'd be constantly scratching. I still have itching but nowhere near the levels I had before starting Xolair. And I've tried many things just to treat the itching. Vitamin D capsules (helped), constant doses of Benadryl and Zyrtec, prednisone (worked but it led to a bad case of sepsis years ago) putting on Vick vapor rub to distract from the constant itching and even exfoliating in the shower and bath daily and then putting on Lubriderm or CeraVe lotion. All those were just minor fixes on an constantly irritating and chronic disease
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