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