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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


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I've recently broke out in a pimply flesh coloured itchy rash on my forearms back neck thighs and tummy so you have any idea what it could be? Thankyo

I've recently broke out in a pimply flesh coloured itchy rash on my forearms back neck thighs and tummy so you have any idea what it could be? Thankyo

Guess is not best.: There really isn't a good way to identify this based on the scant information provided. Consider medical evaluation for accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

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. ...Read more

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Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I pruned a bougainveilla bush with thorns and now have an itchy rash o n my hands and forearms how can I treat then?

I pruned a bougainveilla bush with thorns and now have an itchy rash o n my hands and forearms how can I treat then?

Contact dermatitis: You can treat it with a topical steroid cream, try an over the counter one and if it does not resolve, you may need a prescription strength one from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on the inside of my forearms and a few days ago a sore slightly itchy rash on my face which is now just very dry. help?

I have developed a rash on the inside of my forearms and a few days ago a sore slightly itchy rash on my face which is now just very dry. help?

Lots of possibilites: This description of Dermatitis could be caused by any number of things. You would need to submit a photo or see a doctor to get more history and a good look. ...Read more

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Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...Read more

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I have one small itchy rash on my arm it's the only rash I have and I don't know what it is. Do you have any idea?

I have one small itchy rash on my arm it's the only rash I have and I don't know what it is. Do you have any idea?

Rash: Hello and welcome to HealthTap:) If you can share a picture; or show it to me via virtual consult; it would be very helpful, that way I can confirm the type of lesion. Thank you Take care! ...Read more

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I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm.What is it?

I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm.What is it?

How long ?: How long have you had this problem? If it has been present for less than a couple of weeks, a viral infection or drug reaction may be the cause. See your doc if this goes beyond a couple of weeks or gets more severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more