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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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I have Itchy arms and everytime I scratch little bumps appear what could it be?

I have Itchy arms and everytime I scratch little bumps appear what could it be?

HK piliari: Often times scratching dry skin can produce irritation of the skin, especially the hair follicles which become small red bumps. If you are fair skinned, or have red hair, this is very likely. The condition is called hyperkeratosis piliari and can be treated by exfoliating the skin with a loofa, and then moisturizing with Eucerin or Cetaphil lotion to lubricate. It gets worse in the summer. ...Read more

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Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Hi, i seem to get really itchy arms and legs when I get stressed or anxious. Is it a psychological thing or is there something more to it? Thanks

Hi, i seem to get really itchy arms and legs when I get stressed or anxious. Is it a psychological thing or is there something more to it? Thanks

Anything to see?: Are you sure it is anxiety as the cause? Is there any skin change to see (eczema?)? A dermatologist can help you. Perhaps a prescription cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have itchy arms and legs at night before sleep, but not when i lie in my bed in the mornings or evenings, no bumps or insect bites, what can it be?

I have itchy arms and legs at night before sleep, but not when i lie in my bed in the mornings or evenings,  no bumps or insect bites, what can it be?

Itchy: Do you have dry skin? This is one cause. Occasionally itchiness develops at night when the body temperature rises. You can prevent this by taking benadryl( may make you drowsy) or Claritin. Overactive thyroid or polycythemia(excess red blood cells) are rarer causes. Your physician can evaluate you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Does mirena contain any qty of nickel? I am allergic to nickel and have had unexplained itchy arms/scalp.

Does mirena contain any qty of nickel? I am allergic to nickel and have had unexplained itchy arms/scalp.

No...: According to the information provided by the manufacturer, the device is not made with any metals or alloys. The itchiness you are experiencing is most likely from another cause. To confirm, you can call the manufacturer and they will give you direct information. ...Read more

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What do you think of this super-itchy arms rash? Could it be poison oak?

Cannot see the pic: Typically a reactions such as poison oak will occur on the skin after the touch in that area with the offending agent, if you have been sensitized to that allergen. ...Read more

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My daughter recently started kindergarten - has been itching evenings ever since, could dehydration cause this? No rash.. Just itchy- arms and legs.

Is this acute?: Possible irritants from school or just plain dry skin and under stress and being nervous. Does she like school? Any recent changes in her life? Does she suffer from eczema ? Please give more info and details to give more specific answers. Thank you. Best thing to do is have it checked out by her doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?

Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?

See physician: Axillary mass present for 5 months is not normal, no matter what the other symptoms. The mass could represent chronic infection or tumor. Should have physical examination by physician and then usually imaging studies which may include ct, mr, and possibly bone scan or pet. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes i went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes i went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Itchy rash: I am more worried about your swollen eye than anything else, you need to seek immediate medical help as this reaction may progress. You may have reacted to a topical lotion you applied or it could be unrelated. ...Read more