I too have been suffering with these symptoms for the last 5 years or so - primarily during the summer and early fall months. I finally visited a dermatologist who said it sounded like Brachioradial pruritus - a nerve condition caused by a spinal injury or abnormality in the neck, and agrivated by exposure to sunlight. She recommended I get a neck x-ray and maybe see a chiropractor. She also said that some have found varying degrees of relief from topical capsaicin, menthol lotions, and/or antihistamine lotions. It was only after my visit that I found this discussion group. Do a web search on brachioradial pruritus for more info. I intend to try some or all of these recommendations, as nothing else has helped.

Posted By Michael J Loux on June 18, 2007 at 18:16:21:

In Reply to: Re: Intense localized itching on arms posted by Juli on May 25, 2007 at 22:11:47:

Knitted ankle support incorporating an anatomically contoured silicone insert lying posterior to the medial and lateral malleolus and over the front of the foot. Used to reduce swelling and soreness.

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