I have had this itching for over 10 years. I've tried everything and been to 3 dermatologists. They always say "there is nothing there and send me home with cortizone cream" (doesnt' work). I put ice directly on it, that numbs it. I tried the capzasin as suggested on this site. That worked really well. It took about 15 minutes to take affect and then there was a slight burning. But it worked. Also, menthol helps some. Three weeks ago the "itch" started on the back of my right shoulder and is now in the upper arm. I have read on other sites where it can occur on the shoulder blade. I am thankful mine is not there as it can't be reached. My thoughts are that it is a virus that travels the nervous system and flares up. I have kept track and there is no rhyme or reason to when mine will flare up. Thank you to those who suggested menthol and capzasin, when I can't get ice these will work well so I won't go crazy.

Posted By Michelle on January 18, 2008 at 12:13:43:

In Reply to: Intense localized itching on arms posted by Christie Baker on January 25, 2005 at 14:29:14:

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