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Itching

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 2, 2006
  • 00:44 AM

My Mother who will be 90 next month and has been in great health has had sever itching for over a year now and no one has been able to give her lasting releaf. It has been so bad that she has been unable to sleep.She scraches untill she bleeds mostly on and around her upper body. She has had every test and has been to every Doctor we can find with no help.Has anyone ever had this?

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  • I know this is obvious, but have yout tried creams, such as Jergins? Also, if you can find some Aloe plants, cut it and that may be of some help, rubbing it on that is.
    thatredfella 12 Replies
    • December 2, 2006
    • 01:17 AM
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  • Does she have any heart conditions? My grandma started having kidney problems due to complications of all the meds she was on and she had the same type of upper body itching.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 07:02 PM
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  • I am not a doctor. I'm a Physical Therapist Assistant. One of my patients, who was around 90 yrs old had an itching problem. The nurses told me it had to do with food alleries.That may be an avenue to check out.
    SeattleD 6 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 07:58 PM
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  • I also have a severe itch on both arms and top area of neck and back and I lose many nights sleep tearing at my skin.I am seeing a Dermatologist and had numerous lotions, potions and medication but to no avail. They have told me it is Brachial Radial Pruritis! I recently had a health check and a nurse suggested it may have something to do with a low immune system as I suffer with Chronic Fatigue.I wish your mum all the best and hope the itching subsides.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 08:54 AM
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  • What about teeth? I have had problems with itching and occasionally redness to the skin that was found to be due to gingivitis and poor mouth care. Toxins from the bacteria cause an inflammatory response in the body resulting in itching. If this is not the case an allergy doc still might be a good person to consult.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 04:10 PM
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