• 14 days ago

    Burning, Itching, Upper Arms

    I wrote about this 6 years ago. I was told it's called "Formification". I'm still having the problem. It drives me so crazy! Constantly scratching my arms. Do I see my Dermatologist, or GYN (is this more hormonal)? Can anyone give me some suggestions, or advice? I feel almost like I'll scratch my skin off.

Responses

  • 14 days ago

    RE: Burning, Itching, Upper Arms

    Anyone had this problem?
  • 13 days ago

    RE: Burning, Itching, Upper Arms

    Formication is complicated to treat because it isn't, in itself, a disease but a symptom. So in order to treat your formication, you have to find the underlying condition. Possible conditions are:

    - onset of menopause (i.e. hormone withdrawal)

    - pesticide exposure,

    - mercury poisoning,

    - diabetic neuropathy,

    - skin cancer,

    - syphilis,

    - Lyme disease,

    - herpes zoster (shingles),

    - stimulant intoxication (e.g. methamphetamines, cocaine),

    - alcohol withdrawal in alcoholics (i.e. delirium tremens).

    So, if the first one (monopause/perimenopause) applies to you, I'd consult my OB/gyn. If not, then see which of the conditions applies and consult the corresponding specialist. If you still cannot identify the cause, see your family doctor to help you pinpoint it.
  • 10 days ago

    RE: Burning, Itching, Upper Arms

    I've had similar a similar problem. A CBD-infused cream helped a lot, now I only use it from time to time. It's anti-inflammatory, I suppose?
  • 10 days ago

    RE: Burning, Itching, Upper Arms

    Hi Have a read through this link below seems to cover it from all angles of which one must be helpful.

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321896.php

    If all else fails you try coconut oil, its good for lots of skin problems, use it as often as you want.

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