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Itchy Bumpy Rash On Arms And Legs
I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started I thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?
There are lots...: There are lots of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. Could we see the photos? ...Read more
Non raised, non itchy, red blotchy rash on arms and legs only for 5 days now, taken strong antihistamines but it's getting worse doctor is unsure?
Red splotchy rash: You may have erythema infectiosum or fifth's disease which is a harmless viral exanthem. ...Read more
Just returning from cruise and I have rash on arms, legs and now upper palate. I am so itchy and don't know what to do. My doc can't get me in til Thu?
Can't diagnose with: Available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?
Other symptoms..?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes. However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above. If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more
I have a rash on my hands, arms, and legs. It's flat and bumpy/extremely itchy. It started on my right hand and has spread everywhere I said.
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?
Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more
Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?
May be hard to find: About 50 % of cases of itching without rash, one is not able to figure out the cause. Of course, the common allergens are something inhaled that the histamines in the body react to; or some new perfume or scented lotion, deodorant or something else new used on skin. Suggest taking an otc antihistamine daily, take only lukewarm showers. Will likely go away in 2-3 weeks. If not, the usual: c the doc. ...Read more
For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What
Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more
Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics
Location,location: We are not able to see any lab or pictures you have to upload. That is reserved for the paid concierge site. The fact the rash is in an exposed location can mean the sun had something to do with it, or the sleeves kept her from touching the triggering factor. This could be something like poison ivy, or other contact agent. ...Read more
I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs i never seem to have any energy?
6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?
Allergic reactions to antibiotics can occur but more details are needed.
Is the rash blotchy? Does it fade? I would recommend being seen by your PCP. If there are any other symptoms such as respiratory or GI problems, please see the ED. ...Read more
My 13 month old is restless due to itchy rash on arms and legs. Consulting pedi in the morning. Is it ok to apply benadryl cream to sooth him?
Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?
Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more
Red, raised, rash on arms and legs, allergic raction from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?
Reaction to Depo: Can happen, usually due to the carrier the progestin is in, but could also be the progestin itself. Unfortunately, once you get the shot, you are along for the ride. Allergy treatment is about the best you can do, usually using an anti-histamine. A natural approach is quercitin, a natural antihistamine found in the skin of red apples. ...Read more
Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat
Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more
ER doctor prescribed me Keflex for possible mastitis and UTI knowing I'm allergic to penicillin. I am on day 3 and have an itchy rash on arms and legs?
Possibly allergic: Cephalexin (Keflex) and related antibiotics (the cephalosporin group) are chemically similar to penicillinl. Although penicillin allergic persons usually can take them without problem, occasional cross reactions occur -- i.e. you may be allergic to the cephalexin. Check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
Ketatosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Cerave sa cream which is otc can be effective. ...Read more
I have a weird rash that just showed up because my arms and legs get really itchy? I haven't eaten or done anything strange? What could be wrong?
Hmmm, mystery?: Rashes can be very difficult to figure out because so many things can trigger them, from insect bites, to foods, to infections. Sometimes even stress can provoke an itchy rash. If you have fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, throat swelling or facial swelling, go to a clinic or hospital immediately. If not, keep the skin clean and dry, drink plenty of water, and see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more
I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi
Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more
Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?
I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also, have severe chest pain in centre of chest?
Here are some ...: If this cluster of symptoms is new, urgent attention is needed; if recurrent, you should know how to handle it. But to solve the uncertainty, a systemic evaluation to rule out allergy-based disorders or serious cardiovascular issues should be sought. To better collaborate with Doc for maximizing healthcare merit, please peruse the article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ... ...Read more
My daughter recently started kindergarten — has been itching evenings ever since, could dehydration cause this? No rash. Just itchy- arms and legs.
Is this acute?: Possible irritants from school or just plain dry skin and under stress and being nervous. Does she like school? Any recent changes in her life? Does she suffer from eczema? Please give more info and details to give more specific answers. Thank you. The Best thing to do is have it checked out by her doctor. ...Read more
I have a very itchy scab/rash that looks similar to flea bites only on my arms and legs for the last 2 months no change in detergent or diet No fleas?
Itchy rash: From the characteristics of the rash, you should still consider insect bites, especially if only exposed skin is affected as well as if anyone else is affected. You should allow the skin to heal by avoid scratching. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help decrease the itching. Use Neosporin on any open sores to cut down on infection. Ultimately, you should see your doc and maybe a Dermatologist for more help. ...Read more