How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 52482
Experience:  Medical Doctor Trained at a Top Academic Institution
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have intense localized itching in several locations

Customer Question

I have intense localized itching in several locations including forearms, stomach area, knees, inner thigh, groin. Itching happens in one area for 5 minutes or so, then subsides and moves to a different area. Had this for 3 weeks. I also have had some diabetic neuropathy for 2 years but this was never intensely itchy before. Small bumps are sometimes seen, but nothing large.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: Had for 3 weeks. Benedryl antihistamine pills seem to help. I have been taking diabetic pills for a year but haven't been allergic to them up till now.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Blood tests haven't shown any kidney or liver problems. Still attempting to control blood sugar after having diabetes for 3 years. current A!C is 7.7.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Do you take any meds?

if so, can you list them?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
metformin 1000 mg per day,invokana 100 mg per day, glimepiride 4mg twice per day, Januvia 100 mg per day
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

I think this is neurodermatitis

This is a condition that is triggered by an initial event and then the itching is propagated by more itching

It is treated with a med called hydroxyzine.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it.

If you have more questions, just reply :)