Over the years of searching the web for answers to intense itching arms, no rashes, etc. I have come up with nothing except relief. I was always concerned that I had a liver problem but nothing obvious on a cat scan (I had for a different reason). One doc told me to use moisture cream every day and when I finally agreed to I must say I had relief for several months. I use Loccitane Shea Butter body cream. I had used others in the past but never
everyday religiously. After about 2 weeks of constant use I was itch free for several months.
Then came the summer and sun, which seems to be the trigger and it happened all over again. I continue my search but Ice packs help the most. I noticed that when the itch is at its worst my skin in the itchy area seems hot and heat worsens it. So I use ice packs and get relief.
I even have ice packs at work! I have had several theorys - one being the nerves and disks in my neck area - I had a serious car accident years ago and some back pain on occasion. Another theory is that I sun damaged my skin when I was young and maybe damaged the nerve endidngs??? Arms are probably the most exposed to the sun. Anyway, I will read all the other posts and hope that we can help each other. More help then the medical profession has been.
Thanks for sharing, Diane
Posted By Diane McDonald on September 28, 2008 at 10:59:36:
In Reply to: Intense localized itching on arms
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