Do ​you have itchy hands, wrists and arms?

Br​achioradial pruritus (sometimes abbreviated BRP) is an intense itching sensation of the arm, wrist, and hands.  

Brachioradial Pruritus: is it caused by a nerve compression in the cervical spine or is it caused by  prolonged exposure to sunlight?

BRP...nerve compression?

What is Brachioradial Pruritus?

Why is it now becoming known in the medical field as a real condition?

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What can you do to alleviate the itch?

Although there is no cure for Brachioradial Pruritus, many people have found relief by applying ice on the effected area along with a menthol product.


2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 698.8 
Pruritic conditions NEC
​This is the final revision to ICD-9-CM 698.8. Beginning October 1, 2014, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) instead of 698.8. Until then, ICD-9-CM 698.8 is considered a billable medical code and can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.

Convert ICD-9-CM 698.8 to ICD-10-CMICD-9-CM 
​698.8 converts approximately to:2014 ICD-10-CM L29.8 

Other Pruritus
​L29.8 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.ICD-10-CM. This officially replaces ICD-9-CM on October 1, 2014. L29.8 and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.

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ICD-9-CM : Diagnosis code

Brachioradial Pruritus