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I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

Several ideas: Allergy. Circulatory disturbance. Carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Medication effect. Inflammatory states. With so many possibilities, if symptoms are bothersome or progressive, a medical evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Been taking Azalestine nasal spray for over a month. Got some skin blotches and itchiness on right forearm today. is this from the azalestine?

Unlikely: azelastine is an antihistamine nasal spray, although can be systemically absorbed, but even though very rare to cause such symptom, unrelated, you need to look for other causes, see your doctor or dermatologist for better evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos. diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos.  diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Try: a virtual consult. Since the forum is for general questions, your question is more appropriate for one-on-one encounter; in which case photos can be shared. There are several common causes for itchy rash like this and answering a few questions will certainly help to clarify what is likely. ...Read more

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Light red-brown circular patches on both forearms, not itchy, not bumpy (about 0.5-1 inch in size). At first there was only one, now about 5-6.

Romanian rash : Skin rashes and lesions are difficult to diagnose without a picture. A drug or allergic reaction, system infection or manifestation of an internal disease process are all a possibility. Since the question is from romania, us doctors in clinical practice may not be up to date with respect to potential endemic exposures and pathogens. ...Read more

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My forearm is itchy and it is swollen and lumped up what could cause this to happen?

My forearm is itchy and it is swollen and lumped up what could cause this to happen?

Inflammation arm: Many conditions can cause swelling of the arms, including, but not limited, to an infection, tumor, circulation difficulty, and others. You should see your internal medicine at first, to direct you to the correct specialist. ...Read more

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Red circular growing spot, very itchy in the inner forearm, 5 mm diameter, it was 3 maybe yesterday?

Red circular growing  spot, very itchy in the inner forearm, 5 mm diameter, it was 3 maybe yesterday?

Insect bite/fungus?: Try cool compresses x 5 minutes follow by OTC hydrocortisone cream. If it's gone in 2 days, it was an insect bite. If it's not gone, get OTC clotrimazole cream and if it disappears in 2 weeks it was a fungal infection. If it is still not gone or new lesions develop, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a single small red non painful and non itchy bump on my forearm and it have lasted for 2 weeks.

Red bump in forearm: I need more information. For how long you had it?, does id become white to compression? has it grown during the last 6-12 months? Does it bleed to trauma?. There are about 31 causes such as: hemangioma, keratosis pilaris dermatofibromas, cherry angioma, mosquito bites, etc. Laser therapy will get rid of the lesion. First must be inspected by a dermatologist ...Read more

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Pea-sized red, itchy, scaly bump on forearm. Been there for a few days.

Pea-sized red, itchy, scaly bump on forearm. Been there for a few days.

Scaly bump/ forearm: Could be eczema or psoriasis, or fungal infection -tinea. Can try topical OTC antifungal and then put a topical steroid on top. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Please help there's bumps all over forearm, not itchy so it can't be hives right?

Please help there's bumps all over forearm, not itchy so it can't be hives right?

Rash: Hives usually present as red, raised, itchy lesions that can be small or large. "Hives" are often used non-specifically to describe many different skin lesions so I would have your rash looked at directly in order to make the correct diagnosis. Hives do tend to itch and individual lesions usually appear and resolve completely within 24 hours. See your doctor for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Could small, itchy bumps on my forearm be hives? If so, how quickly can hives occur?

Could small, itchy bumps on my forearm be hives?  If so, how quickly can hives occur?

Yes.: Hives can come up very quickly - as you watch, sometimes. But there are many other causes of "small itchy bumps" - without more information it's hard to narrow it down. Your best option is to let a dermatologist look at them and tell you for sure what they are. ...Read more

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After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?

After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?

Likely: Nothing to worry about. It is likely due to a small 'bruise'. If worsens or doesn't go away have your doctor look at it and do some blood work to check your platelet levels. ...Read more

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I have had a ring of itchy bumps on my forearm for 3 days. I poped it and a sticky fluid came out. I don't know what it is or how to get rid of it. ?

Vesicular rash: You have possibly got a contagious dermatitis. Popping it can cause it to spread. See your physician for her to look at it, diagnose it or if necessary send the fluid or the punch biopsy to the lab. Keep the area clean and dry and stop scratching. ...Read more