U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
MO
A 32-year-old female asked:

Upper left arm started itching in early pm. took shirt off to look. red streaks from itching but also red little dots around the area. serious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Without more information and a look at the " red dots" we can't be sure of the cause. However, the early stage of shingles may present with itching before the appearance of the rash. Best to see a doctor if the itching and rash persist, as early treatment can help reduce the chance of complications.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Dec 4, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.