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A 32-year-old female asked:

Time to time i get itchy rashes around my joints. i can go a year without it happening. benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps it to go away. any ideas what could cause this?

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: This could be a reaction to a soap or laundry detergent. You may want to avoid TIDE and ALL. this could also be a sign of arthritis if you have the rash and joint pain at the same time. . Next time you get this rash you should see your medical provider.

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