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Itching skin from inside!,
An_251930 posted:
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Dec. 2011. I had my breast removed, reconstruction, chemo and herceptin teatment. I am now a cancer survivor. In August of 2012, I starting itching. At first I thought it was from my water. I went to my dermotoligist and talked with my cancer doctor. I was put on steriods, allergymedicine,doexpin.The itching is from the inside. when this happens, I have to use ice to calm my itching down. At night, I get up to go to the bathroom, when I get back bed, the itching start. I believe it has someting to do with nerves damage inside after my treatment. Please is driving me crazy.
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

My first suggestion would be to ask your derm to do a skin biopsy to see where the problem lies and to see if the nerves of the deeper skin are either inflamed or damaged.

There are many effective medications for itching due to nerve dysfunction, however, I would definitely suggest a biopsy first.

I hope that helps and please keep up updated
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
prettylegs6 replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
Thank you so very much for the information. I will be calling my dermatologist this afternoon. I will keep you informed.

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