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i have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. the patches are dry and vary in size. they are not oozing but they do itch. is it eczema?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy , fungal infection to psoriasis. If topical hydrocortisone does not help, you would need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist.
Answered on Aug 7, 2015

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