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Old 01-10-2020, 10:42 PM
 
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I assumed allergies/sinuses to be the issue until the hair on my arm while sleeping made me itchy. That is strange!

I am not overly itchy anywhere else.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:27 AM
 
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Do you sleep with short sleeves on? It could be the detergent you use on your sheets or something to do with your sheets like the fabric softener. If you use down that isn’t hypoallergenic in your duvet/pillow, that could also explain it. That said. The face/arms/legs tend to get itchy first when they are dry, so if those are not the issue, you might want to try a more moisturizing cream on all three to see if that helps.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I have a friend who had an itchy face and she was diagnosed with Rosacea, but also with an overgrowth of Demodex, a parasite that lives in hair follicles and that can cause irritation. If the itch doesn't go away, you might want to consult with a dermatologist.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:27 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I assumed allergies/sinuses to be the issue until the hair on my arm while sleeping made me itchy. That is strange!

I am not overly itchy anywhere else.
Don't understand...are you saying your face itches because you have hair on your arm?? How does that work? Do you sleep with your face pressed against your arm?
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Couldn't rep. you again but I don't understand this post either - your face is itchy but something about the hair on your arm?
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:22 PM
 
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Don't understand...are you saying your face itches because you have hair on your arm?? How does that work? Do you sleep with your face pressed against your arm?
Yes, part of the time I sleep on my arm.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Yes, part of the time I sleep on my arm.
shave your arms. The itch will be 'cured'.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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As was mentioned, detergent can cause this. If it was Rosacea on your face you would see a red rash like appearance. It could be that you are just dehydrated - skin gets dry and itches. Could be you have dust mites.

Wash your pillows - get a pillow cover - drink more water, change your detergent to the "free" kind without scent and other chemicals.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It could be a simple thing like whatever lotion or body wash/soap, etc. you use on your body. Get into the habit of just sleeping on your pillow
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:01 PM
 
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I noticed my arms itching and finally realized it was my laundry detergent. Switched to the 'free' kind and haven't had any more issues.

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