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Could it be something bad if I have arm itching?

Could it be something bad if I have arm itching?

Unlikely: Itching, without an apparent rash or other abnormalities is likely to be without serious consequences. Try emollients and if it does not get better in a couple of weeks, you may wish to see a doctor so that a physical examination may be carried out to ascertain a cause. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Is arm itching a sign of some disease?

Is arm itching a sign of some disease?

Maybe: Too non specific a sign, it is most likely just irritation and not a systemic disease. Any other symptoms? Glands? Fever etc. Treat with Hydrocortisone cream for now unless it gets worse. ...Read more

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I am suffering from under-arm itching .It's really embarassing. What is it?

I am suffering from under-arm itching .It's really embarassing. What is it?

UNDERARM ITCHING: Underarm itching could be due to deodorants and anti-perspirants. Also to soaps. Also to the detergent you are using for your shirts, sweaters, undershirts, or from your jackets. I recommend you change your deodorant and anti-perspirants, wash your body in cetaphil or dove soap, and use all-free & clear as your detergent. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for arm itching?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for arm itching?

Try OTC Meds First: No rash? Just itching.Take any over-the-counter antihistamine with cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Start with one a day if this doesn't go away, increase it to twice a day. If this doesn't help go see your doctor. If you have a rash and poison ivy is a possibility, use Hydrocortisone cream. Rarely the start of shingles can start as an itch. For this you should see a doctor within 72 hours. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with arm itching to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Any rash?: There are several causes for itching - a new medicine, and allergy, a viral infection. If there is a rash or the symptoms last for more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Allergy: The answer is yes. To be certain, you should be skin tested. You might be surprised to learn that house dust mites may be the culprit instead. ...Read more

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Severe, intense arm itching (13 years). No rash. Not dry skin. Keeps me up at night. Have to ice arms. Any ideas on what it can be?

Severe, intense arm itching (13 years).  No rash.  Not dry skin.  Keeps me up at night.  Have to ice arms. Any ideas on what it can be?

Arm itching: If it is localized to the arms, you need to rule out a cervical nerve compression. A neurologist may help you if you have not see one yet. ...Read more

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6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning. Hives spreading inch or more q d. Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?

6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning.  Hives spreading inch or more q d.  Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?

See a dermatologist: Unless you clearly saw and felt the spider, then took it for identification, you have something else. This does not describe a spider bite. Not even close. Also you may not actually have hives. Indicate a need for immediate attention when you call. Meanwhile continue hydrocortisone. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a sleeping pill and nothing else. ...Read more

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