Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nats123 | 2013-01-28


7 year old son itches internally

My son is 7 years old and he has been complaining for quitte a while about itching internally. I asked him to point out the spots its in his hands at the base of his fingers/ finger joints, inside his arms and in his neck, he makes a constant jerky movement with his head just to ease the itch. He has to do that allot and bend his thumb over backwards to ease the itch. His feet and toes itch inside. He says mommy it doesn''t help to scratch because its inside my blood? It is very unsettling for him has gotten worse and I am afraid it wil interfere with his schooling. Alergex and allergy meds doesn''t really solve the problem. What can it be should i take him to see a doctor? He eats a healthy diet and he drinks lots of water and there is no history allergies in our family. Im so concerned please give me some advise.


Expert's Reply



This does not sound like an allergic problem and you have found that antihistamines such as Allergex do not help. The most likely cause of your son's complaint may be related to either a vitamin B or calcium or magnesium deficiency. Try him on a daily supplement with Vitamin B complex and calcium eg Berocca Calcium daily. Also give him a daily magnesium supplement such as Slo-Mag. If he is no better after 4 weeks he must be seen by a paediatrician

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Posted by: Noli | 2014-08-14

I'm 29 and a female I also have the same problem it has been years now that i have had this problem itches internally tried everything still can'get help

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Posted by: Nats123 | 2013-01-29

Thank you for your advise I will do this asap! Once again thank you.

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