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A 37-year-old female asked:

Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...i scratched them..and now they are red welts?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Dermatographism: When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition. Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why does my skin get red and itchy when it's hot?. I don't have dry skin.

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Last updated Oct 3, 2017


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