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I've been experiencing this type of itching on my upper arms consistently for the last year and a half, since moving to central California from the Pacific Northwest. I've often had my arms exposed in the PNW sun, but it isn't nearly as intense there. I don't intentionally tan, but do wear tank tops more often. I've never had the problem before and immediately equated it with increased sun exposure on my upper arms as soon as the symptom began to appear. My skin on my upper arms also seem to feel thicker and have less topical sensation. I'm mentioning this here because the article talks of the debate about whether sun plays a part and for me, it seems it has. As far as I know, I do not have any cervical or spinal disorders and currently I'm 46. So far I haven't tried many things to relieve the symptoms, so I don't have anything to offer there, but I do hope that the information I have offered can be useful.

March 16, 2015 - 5:35pm


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