Posted by John Dotson
on November 11, 1999 at 11:47:59:
In Reply to: Itchy arms posted by anita on October 25, 1999 at 00:26:38:
: each year, in the late summer months, I suffer from a terrible itch in my arms. It happens usually at night, and sometimes when I am driving in the sun. The only relief is ice. It is a strange feeling, almost like my nerves are burning until I rub or scratch them. My doctor is at ends. This will go on until about the middle of November. Then stop until the next year. It is driving me crazy.
You didn't mention sunburn, but whenever I get a sunburn I suffer from a simalar reaction. According to a medical reference book on rare childrens disorders this problem sometimes goes away in adult hood. It hasn't gone away. My only recourse is to avoid the sun and wear sunblock when I have to go out. No treatment plan was mentioned in the book.