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I have servere itching at my elbow and shoulder. If I itch the area it burns . What could cause this?

Posted by judy

The itching makes it difficult to sleep.  If I can manage to not itch it helps, once I itch the area the burning is very intense.  The symptoms began last summer. 
The problem seems to get worse and then abates for a week or so but comes back.  No external ointments or lotions help for any length of time.  I have even put ice on the area to get relief.    I am being treated for arthritis.
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