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I have the itchy arm situation. Was googling it and reading

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I have the itchy arm situation. Was googling it and reading someone else's question and response.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: A couple of months. Top part of the forearm and the outside edge as well. Next to the elbow. I don't notice any pattern for the event.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: 57 going through menopause. I know that can sometimes affect things. But have been going through that for a few years.
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 5 days ago.

Hi Dr. Ashori here.

Which side is the itchiness on?

Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 5 days ago.

The reason I ask is that if it's in the dominant arm then it's likely from a pinched nerve, something we call meralgia paresthetica.

If it's on the arm that's facing the car window it could be due to excess UV.

Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 5 days ago.

since it's only on one arm I would suspect more a nerve issue than anything else.

Though itching can be a sign of liver or kidney disease it would involve the entire body and not just one body part.

Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 3 days ago.

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Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 1 hour ago.

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