A 41-year-old member asked:
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I'm concerned because the area on my arm has been itching. Am i allergic?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probable: But you need to see a doctor to find out since dry skin can also cause itching as well.
Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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