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Itching Arms

For the past six months I have had itching bilateral arms, it started from my shoulders and has gradually worked its way down my arms. I have tried creams and anti-histimines but none of these have worked. the only thing that seems to help for a while is ice. I am not able to sleep at night, and have even used a wire brush on both my arms for the itch. My arms are a mess, but I feel I am going insane with no sleep I am totally exhaused. I also have Fibromyalgia and have heard this might be a side effect.  Any help would be much appreciated.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The probable causes for itchiness are scabies, diabetes mellitus, eczema, tinea pedis (fungal infection) and psoriasis. Scabies infection is caused by a mite Sarcoptes Scabiei, it burrows in the skin folds of hands and feet and causes intense itching mostly at night. You may need to consult a Dermatologist who will examine you and may ask for blood tests and in addition examine the scrapings from the skin to arrive at a diagnosis for appropriate therapy.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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