View Full Version : Itch you just cant scratch

11-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Ugh!!!! Anyone ever have a terrible itch in a numb patch, so it's under the skin on my shoulder blade and it itches but the Top skin is numb so it wont go away:-(. Driving me crazy!!!!

11-13-2012, 06:38 AM
Pink, original baby lotion helps with the itch. Sound weird but it works. The numbness I have not found a cure for.


11-13-2012, 11:43 AM
I know exactly what you are talking about. Zertec was the thing that saved me. I still have it on hand since I get that even yet on occasion especially in the numb spots that I assume are permanent but not really a problem. Janet

11-14-2012, 09:04 PM
Oh I remember that well! I don't remember exactly when it got so much better. I remember wanting to scratch my skin raw back there. I definitely still had problems with it for at least 18 months. Now 4 years later I'm perfectly fine.

11-20-2012, 03:23 PM
My son had his surgery December 2010, and just this month there were 2 days straight that the itching was driving him INSANE on his numb spots (which is most of his back & left arm). But, we've also noticed lately that he has feeling coming back in his back and the last 2 times he has been hit by the baseball while up to bat on his left arm he hurts afterwards!!! Great news!!

11-20-2012, 03:50 PM
Yep, I am a bit over one year post-op and still have itchiness where there is no feeling in my back. Sigh. I have tried imagining me feeling the scratching. Not sure if it helped but eventually the itchiness went away.

Life can be weird.

Think of how much taller you are and how much more slender you look! :-)

11-20-2012, 04:59 PM
Yes the itch that can just drive you crazy!I still have it in one nerve path in the chest wall. The Dr said it can take up to 5 years to go away. I take gabapentin. It does help. We are trying to reduce the use now,but I still need it for the itching!

Karen Ocker
12-13-2012, 05:33 PM
I noticed that awful itch during the healing period. Acetamnophen aka Tylenol really helped me.