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My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

Eczema or contact : Dermatitis are the two most common causes of localized itchy rash. But dr. Fisher is right: a picture is worth a 1000 words. If he wants a diagnosis along with his cortisone shot see a dermatologist or an allergist. The photo is of contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores.. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores..  Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I keep getting dry, itchy patches on my arms & face. What could this be?

I keep getting dry, itchy patches on my arms & face. What could this be?

Skin issues: Skin rashes are common. Your sounds like an eczema or psoriasis. Try the over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day. Change your so at to a gentle soap like camay or oil of olea. Takes a while to go away so give it a tey ...Read more

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Is there a solution I can use for itchy arms?

Is there a solution I can use for itchy arms?

Possibly: If the itching is an allergic reaction, over the counter Hydrocortisone may help. If you have rough bumpy skin on your upper arms this might be hyperkeratosis pilari, treatable to urea lotions. The accurate diagnosis of a rash typically requires a phyical exam by a medical provider. ...Read more

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My arms today have been extremely itchy not sure why ?

My arms today have been extremely itchy not sure why ?

Hard to: say while they are itching but common causes include dry skin, sensitivity to environmental contact like soap, detergent certain plants and lotion ...Read more

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Real itchy a lot like all over my arms. Could this be bug bites?

Possible but: It has multiple potential answers. Perhaps adding a photo would help us to give you a better answer. ...Read more

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I have this kind of rushes in my both arms, it's so itchy. Can you tell me what is this?

See doctor: I assume that you meant you have rashes on both arms, without seeing the rashes, no doctor able to recommend what types, it is best that you see doctor for proper eval and treatment. ...Read more

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My arms are itchy and i keep wanting to scratch them? I am feeling stressed could that be it?

My arms are itchy and i keep wanting to scratch them? I am feeling stressed could that be it?

High stress: Level and picking skin are seen frequently in clinical practice . It could be kind of tricky since the reverse may be true . The first thing to do is exclude any medical condition causing the itching then consider stress as cause of skin picking or scratching. ...Read more