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Itchy Inner Elbow Rash
I have red rashes on my inner elbows that are not itchy. Could this be related to arterial and neurogenic TOS?
Rash (exanthem): is a lesion (s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones, or contact with damaging substances. An elbow rash occurs on the joint that connects the upper and lower ...Read more
My bf & I both have a rash on the right side of our necks and right inner elbows. The rashes are red, raised, and itchy. Any ideas what it is?
Allergic reaction?: If two normal healthy people start to get similar rashes on just the neck and part of one arm, and the bumps are itchy, red, and raised, it is likely that they have some allergic reaction. Reactions may be to poison oak, poison ivy, cosmetics, sunscreens, foods they shared, animals they petted, etc... It could also be "bugs" that bit them both, such as mosquitos or other insects. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Rash: There are a number of possibilities for this. An intercrural dermatitis is one. This may be related to heat and sweating. Are there any rashes in other places? Has there been contact with an allergen such as sumac or poison ivy? Often the treatment is a topical steroid as the cause may be illusive. ...Read more
Ezcema: Rashes in the "antecubital fossa" (inner elbow) are typical of eczema. So unless something contacts that area alone (not likely) consider ezcema the most likely diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a strange rash, it's in small circles on my chest and inner elbow. Not itchy at all. Spots are the size of a 10cent coin and red/brown?
Tinea versicolor: A benign fungal rash. Can be treated with over the counter remedies ...Read more
I have a huge rash on my left side... Been there about 48 hours now. Extremely itchy. I have not switched laundry soap, bar soap, deodorant, or anything else recently. It's also spread to the crease on my arm inner elbow. Please help?
See your doctor: You have huge rash and it is spreading, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist asap to find the diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Inside of my arms, inner elbow, has had a red fire burning rash since last night. No bumps, no itchiness, just burning and red.
Sorry, we just: Can't diagnose this one without a history and examination. Take care. ...Read more
On upper inner bicep above bend in elbow, I have rash that looks like burn. Not raised, not itchy but tender to the touch. What is it?
Evaluation: Rashes are largely visual things. You should be seen and have the rash evaluated. ...Read more
Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN ITCHY?
SOUNDS LIKE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH.
THINK HARD WHAT YOU WERE DOING JUST BEFORE THE ITCHING BEGAN. . .
IT DOESN'T SOUND SERIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST TO RELIEVE YOUR WORRY.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
Been experiencing small red rashes and/or lumps on the inside of my left elbow only, vary in size. Usually not itchy, but always in the same spot.?
Need more info: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Eczema, psoriasis, and urticaria (hives) can develop around the elbows, though eczema and hives tend to be itchy. Sometimes an irritant or mild allergic contact dermatitis can present in the same place as well. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist to help solve this one. ...Read more
I get red itchy rashes randomly on the inside of my elbows or knees about once a month. It usually goes away in about 10 mins. Should I worry? Does this indicate a larger problem? I do not have any known allergies
Unlikely: If the rash goes away by itself in 10 mins, I can't think of a serious illness causing this phenomenon. ...Read more
Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?
Scabies vs allergic: If no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash, like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits, groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does. Wash all affected clothes house. Animals, try bendaryl, hydrocortisone oint. Otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. If scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more
I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet.?
I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows, arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching?
See below: If it is truly related to the codeine, stop the codeine. Then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - likely 25 - 50 mg every 6 hours as needed. Hydrocortisone. 1% to especially inflamed areas may help. If any respiratory distress, swollen, face, eyes, lips, tongue, feeling of throat closing, or even nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, go to er asap of call ambulance if severe! ...Read more
I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?
Probably eczema: This is the classic description of atopic (allergic) eczema. It usually occurs in people with history of allergies, and is made worse by exposure to allergens, scratching the skin, and loss of skin moisture. Treatment is to apply moisturizers liberally, prevent further drying from soaps, etc, and stop scratching. Steroid creams from your doctor can help, too. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Rash (exanthem): is a lesion (s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones, or contact with damaging substances.
An elbow rash occurs on the joint that connects the upper and lower portions of the arms. ...Read more
Causes of elbow rash: allergies to medicine, cosmetics, food or clothing
allergic reaction to poison oak, ivy or sumac
rash due to friction with clothing, elbow pads or other surface
rash due to insect bites
inner elbow rash due to sweating
specific skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, infection, shingles, etc. ...Read more
Eval to know: 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
Not sure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
I have rash on my elbow and it's itchy for few months, is there any ointment on counter I can buy?
Rash on outside of both elbows over last 2 weeks. Red, painful & itchy. Last few months I reduced wheat from my diet. Related?
I have an itchy red rash on the inside of my elbow. It has been there for several days & has appeared sporadically through winter. What should I do?
Many possibilities: Dermatogic questions, such as rashes, are very difficult to answer accurately since an examination is so important in making a diagnosis. Some of the more common possibilities include a fungal infection or an eczema condition. Best to have this examined by your doctor to give you a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Describe: Could you describe the rash and is it spreading or scaly. Do others in family have similar rash... ...Read more