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What do you know about a weird internal itching sensation?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (14971 points ) March 2nd, 2010

I know it sounds strange, but I sometimes get a very intense itching sensation(it comes from inside of me)in the rib cage and within the chest. It feels as though I want to scratch the inside of those parts. It certainly is not dermatological, there is no rash! It is an infuriating feeling. Has anyone had that and been diagnosed?

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dpworkin's avatar

It sounds very annoying. It also sounds like a random nerve firing for some odd reason, and your brain is interpreting it as an itch. If it gets really bad, a neurologist can do nerve conduction studies to isolate it.

janbb's avatar

Could it be shingles or does that present with an external rash as well?

dpworkin's avatar

Shingles hurts!

malevolentbutticklish's avatar

Lung irritation?

judochop's avatar

The best thing to do is to make a Doctor’s appointment and not to panic. Listening to folks on the internet can cause worry.

SeventhSense's avatar

I would stop eating wool immediately.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@dpworkin Not necessarily. I had it over 10 years ago under both boobs. I thought I’d go crazy with the itching. Couldn’t wear a bra for about 6 weeks. I had no pain with it at all.

@ZEPHYRA Have you had any kind of surgeries within the last few months?

SeventhSense's avatar

Oh and stop wearing wool bras…

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@SeventhSense OMG…I’m glad you didn’t say that then! I’d have scratched myself raw! LOLLLLLLLLL

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