First I just quickly want to say that this has been a WONDERFUL place for me since my mother's stroke. Thank you not only to those that answer, but also to those that ask as well. Often times there are so many of us in the same boat and it helps to know that we have friends. Again, thank you to all of you.
Ok, for my question, two days ago mother started itching SEVERELY. She had an ischemic stroke almost 2 months ago and she's been doing great with recovery... but this new itching thing is really driving her crazy. She has no rash, redness, raised skin, etc., and the itching "jumps". One moment her hand is itching, 10 minutes later, her hand is fine and the back of her head starts itching... 10 min later, it's her leg, and so on. So far the only thing that is giving her any comfort is benadryl pills. She tried rubbing the topical benadryl cream but that didn't help much. She also went to see her regular doctor and he gave her a cortisone shot, but it didn't help. The doctor really didn't have any idea what could be causing it. She is also currently taking plavix, but like I said, there is NO rash, redness, any sign of allergy-ness.
Is random itching a common thing after stroke?
Could it be an allergy to the plavix (she's been on plavix for a week now)?
Is there any way to relive the itching?
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. This itching is making it to where she can hardly perform any of her daily tasks, or sleep.
Thank you all ~