Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
572651 tn?1530999357

Itching? Here's an answer....

I accidentally stumbled across an answer to this question on a website I hadn't seen before - you can ask questions of the experts but I don't know much more....

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation answer a question about itching and here is their answer

"What is pruritis in multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation answered: One of the rare but not unheard of symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) is pruritis (itching), which can be included in the category of sensory abnormalities known as "dysesthesias." Because this type of itching is neurologically based, it does not respond to topical treatments like those used in allergic reactions. Anti-epileptic medications (gabapentin, carbamazepine, and phenytoin) are sometimes helpful in treating this problem."


this is from sharecare . com/question/what-pruritis-in-multiple-sclerosis#answer_4e8e12fc1e97a6_86901963

They have a number of questions and answers about MS listed and I hope you find them useful.
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1858011 tn?1319837353
  This is very good information Lu...  Thanks.  I find that the Ms Foundation is very helpful to answer all these questions.  

Thanks

  Take care.....  I hope your doing well lu with your injections.  I love hear about positive feedback  with injections.

  Misty
Helpful - 0
338416 tn?1420045702
I hear that lidocaine is actually effective in treating a neurological itch.  I've never tried it, though.  I get pinprick pains, cold sensations, burning sensations, buzzing... but haven't had itching yet!
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Hi,

A few months ago I broke my toe and a bone in my foot because I didn't know where my feet were and walked straight into the washing machine.  Idiot hey!

Anyway it didn't hurt just itched like crazy.  When I told the neuro about it, he said that pain and itch receptors use the same pathway and when you get messed up neurologically pain is sometimes perceived as an itch.

Regards
Helpful - 0
1475492 tn?1332884167
I have itching on my face frequently since my flare in March, it reoccured in June and is happening again right now. It comes with some fine needle stabbing pains so it sort of feels like a reaction to the pain. I am wondering when I'm flared if people think I might have a tic I itch my face enough... lol.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Multiple Sclerosis Community

Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331027953
Australia
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease