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itchy neck and chest

I have developed itchy upper chest and neck over last few weeks without a rash. I am 42, could this be a symptom of pre menopause?
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Hi,
You may experience different symptoms associated with menopause as your levels of estrogen and progesterone levels change.
The main menopause sign that most women will experience during pre-menopause is hot flashes and night sweats With night sweats you can wake up in the middle of the night soaking wet and will have to get up and change clothing to be comfortable. The flashes do not last very long but are very annoying to say the least. Hot flashes can occur during the day as well, which can be embarrassing if you are out shopping. These episodes can last for just a few seconds up to five minutes.
Mood swings are another annoying problem for women in pre-menopause.Being more tired, fatigued, or having insomnia have always been complaints of women during menopause.
Itchiness could be due to dry skin which could be part of the declining hormone levels.If you have the other associated symptoms mentioned it could be part of it.
Apply calamine lotion or some moisturizing creams and keep skin well hydrated.If the itch is bad you can take an anti-histamine for it.
ref:http://www.menopauserelief.net/3/symptoms-menopause.php
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Avatar dr f tn
Hi

Menopause usually presents with menstrual irregularities .There may be a  paucity in the menstrual flow or the menses may be profuse. Menopause usually takes place in the mid forties to early 50's. So the skin condition is not the only gauge for determining menopause. Other conditions have to be considered here , such as an allergic reaction or a dermatitis. Some forms of skin reactions need not present with a readily visible rash.

Has the itchiness resolved already?





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