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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Elbow Rash (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I need to know what's this rash called in my inner elbows, not itchy?

I need to know what's this rash called in my inner elbows, not itchy?

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

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Rash in inner elbows, itchy. What is it?

Rash in inner elbows, itchy. What is it?

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

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Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

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

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Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

ITCHY ELBOWS?: 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

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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.?

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

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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

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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 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.?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present, consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows, arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching?

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

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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?

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?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

Eczema: Try otc Hydrocortisone cream or see your dr. For prescription. 1% triamcinolone cream. Allergy tests will not help you. It is not related to stress, or laundry detergent, or food. ...Read more

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I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

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

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What can cause an elbow rash?

What can cause an elbow rash?

Eczema: Eczema and psoriasis are common but there are other diseases that could be causing this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Elbow rash?

What is the definition or description of: Elbow rash?

Rash: 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

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Is an elbow rash a symptom of menegitis?

Is an elbow rash a symptom of menegitis?

Elbow Rash: 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

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I have an itchy rash on the inside of my elbow where it bends?

I have an itchy rash on the inside of my elbow where it bends?

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

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I have a small blistery, itchy rash on the inside of my elbow. What is it?

I have a small blistery, itchy rash on the inside of my elbow. What is it?

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

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I have rash on my elbow and it's itchy for few months, is there any ointment on counter I can buy?

I have rash on my elbow and it's itchy for few months, is there any ointment on counter I can buy?

Rash on Elbow: You can try Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10 both of which are over the counter. If they are not effective you will need a prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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Rash on outside of both elbows over last 2 weeks. Red, painful & itchy. Last few months I reduced wheat from my diet. Related?

Rash on outside of both elbows over last 2 weeks. Red, painful & itchy. Last few months I reduced wheat from my diet. Related?

Unlikely: It sounds possibly like psoriasis. Try tar soap. Take a picture and show your doctor. There are other possibilities. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Elbow rash: Elbow rashes in children may be due to eczema or psoriasis. Both may respond to steroids, but for best results see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more