Might I suggest that we all print out these postings and send them to your current dermatologist and/or doctor in an attempt to educate them. Any thoughts on mailing stuff to Dr. Oz....sure he must be looking for topics for his new show!!! Educate Educate Educate. That the only way to get an answer.
Great idea about Dr. Oz...and I definitely plan to take these posts into the doc when I go to see him.
Another possible cream for relief (sorry, can't remember if I read this in an earlier post or from another website)-----ICY HOT (or the even the generic equivalent). It's been working for me lately, but I still want the doc in on this mess, so I'll be going soon.
Yes, I have brought a number of these posts into 2 different doctors plus a nutritionist, but not to amny avail. But there WILL be someone who cares enough to read into it. I think the Dr. Oz idea is a great one, and anyone who might have a willing ear and/or audience/resources to help us.
I think I also mentioned Icy Hot in a post somewhere on this site (btw, threads appear for Brachioradial Pruritus in both dermatology AND in neurology, at least, maybe elsewhere on this site too, so read on....) I am also currently using White Flower oil, which has menthol in it...basically anything with menthol in it (like Icy Hot) can provide some relief.
Keep at it guys...it at least feels good to have a dialogue with you, and gives me some hope that we may be able to find help somewhere if we band together.....? THANKS!
Thanks for this site. I'm a 65 year old male and this thing has been driving me nuts! I still work full time and staying up half the night or more with ice packs on my arms until I drop from exhaustion is getting very old (like me). I too have tried cortizone creams and ointments and antihistamines and calamine lotion. I have tried washing my arms. I spend virtually every day at my desk in support of technology at a large prosecutors office. I work from home all the time and many days do not get out at all. I have very high filtration filters in my A/C. I am grateful for the information and experiences expressed on this site. I have printed it out and will take it to my doctor with me this week.
Glad you have some supportive insight to take with you...good luck to you. Keep us posted!
I wanted to tell you all about another blog site that I came across in my research of BPR.
I have this also, I suffered trauma from a fall 5 years ago and am quite certain nerve damage to the C5-6 area plays a role!