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?
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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.
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Last updated Dec 4, 2014
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