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can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

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Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis.

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A member asked:

Is it safe to use anti-itch cream on my child?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Small children have thinner skin, and are more sensitive to the effects of topical preparations.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do about elbow pain due to a deployed side air bag?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Need exam to assess: You likly only sustained soft tissue trauma or a bruise from the force dissipated onto your elbow when the air bag deployed. A thorough examination, possible x-rays, and even an MRI may be used to figure out exactly what was injured.
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A female asked:

I have flea bites on my skin. How can I make them stop itching? And how can I repel the fleas from biting me!?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, one can take claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate. "deep woods off" repels fleas.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Rest: For a 49 y.O to have pain from pitching can be anything to overuse, muscle strain, impingement, torn rotator cuff, torn labrum. Should be checked out.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: This is a sign you are irritating or over drying your skin. You may need a prescription but most of my pts with this do better if they use gentler products when bathing and a good moisturizer.

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