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Is medical marijuana a possible solution for itching associated with mycosis funguoides?

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Is medical marijuana a possible solution for itching associated with mycosis funguoides? Have tried antihistamines, oatmeal baths, keeping body lotioned up..eliminated all dyes and fragrances, but still itching like crazy. Started photo therapy within last 3 days but itching is unbearable.
Posted Fri, 6 Sep 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. David Okia 1 hour later
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Yes preliminary research supports use of marijuna

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Good morning

Yes medical marijuana according to preliminary research and user testimony can relieve itching. Patients with eczema have reported improvement with use of medical marijuana
Medical marijuana contains cannabinoids which are said to have receptors in the skin and have anti inflammatory effect how ever there is little research done in this area.
Its also important to note that medical marijuana should not be smoked by asthma patients, in this case use ointments derived from marijuana

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