brachioradial pruritus


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brachioradial pruritus

Itching of the forearms and wrists. It is thought to be caused either by cervical nerve root impingement or ultraviolet exposure.
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Some clinicians have prescribed topical Sinequan or capsaicin for brachioradial pruritus. Wrapping up the itching area in Unna's boot occlusion for a few weeks may break the itch-scratch cycle, Dr.
"The temporal course of brachioradial pruritus and the [histologic] changes in the skin similar to those caused by ultraviolet light indicate that sunlight is an eliciting factor and that cervical spine disease can be a predisposing factor," the authors wrote.
The timing of itch onset (late versus early summer) distinguishes brachioradial pruritus from polymorphous light eruption (PMLE).