The bottome line in a situation like yours is that with your prior history of breast cancer you MUST see a physician about this
in the meantime
you can try claritin over the counter which is non sedating
and will help some with the itch
capsaicin containing cream might help by providing a counter-stimulus to the itch
having the itch be in a very localized area is worrisome
as most allergic type reactions are not isolated to one spot of the body
that is why someone needs to examine you
benadryl CREAM would also be a reasonable thing to try
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I wasn't aware I had stepped out of the chat. I will try the Claritin as I don't think a topical cream will help. This feels much deeper. There is no rash or bite that appears. I can't get in to see a doctor until Friday and in the meantime, the anxiety level is extremely high considering the tremendous amount of responsibility I have caring for my husband.
I understand your concerns. My computer showed that you had gone offline... it is a common glitch on the site.
Should you develop fever of other symptoms than the itch in the meantime please do not delay in seeking immediate care.
I would also try the creams as they just might give you some relief.
Also, it would be wise to do two other things...
1. contact your physician to let him/her know what is going on
2. when you go to buy the claritin ask the pharmacist if they recommend claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra for itching. all are non sedating, there may be one that is slightly better than another.
If you have further questions about this issue please feel free to ask.