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Itchy Sores On Arms
My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red itchy round place on my arm near elbow . Scabbed up sores around the middle, trying to peel . Only have one , what is it ?
Exam: Only exam by a primary care doctor dermatologist can tell you what's causing this ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin is so dry in winter. Right now my arms are so itchy and inflamed. Lotion doesn't seem to be working. Anything else i can use?
Pruritus.: Take warm, not hot showers, use dove, cetaphil or olay soap and only in personal areas, bathe no more than once a day, pat not rub yourself dry, use moisturizers that contain glycerin, Lactic Acid or urea in addition to an occlusive like petrolatum, stay cool, humidify your home and avoid irritating clothing. If this does not work, consider an antihistamine first line. If not benefit see doc. ...Read more
Hello, for a year on & off I've been getting patches of itchy bumpy spots on my inner arms. I haven't used anything different or changed anything .
I'm broken out under both armpits and under my arms. It's spreading a bit. Not itchy or painful. Feels like i dry shaved them but i didn't?
I have white itchy spots on my arms, not in full body but on some places. Please tell me what can I do?
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a white spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are from an allergy to something, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a dermatologist will help. Causes of whitish spots include fungi (t. Corporis, t. Versicolor), eczema, autoimmune reactions, irritants, virus infections, etc... ...Read more
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