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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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Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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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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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

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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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Arm pain, no injury. Splotchy non itchy rash?

Arm pain, no injury. Splotchy non itchy rash?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. 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?

No idea w/o eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. Read more

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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. 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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I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

Ice: If at your injection site, ice, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and let your doctor know. If it is all over the place consider getting checked out sooner for a serious allergic reaction. Read more

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I have a cut on my arm and all of a sudden it has an extremely itchy rash around it, is this some sort of allergic reaction?

Cut and Allergy: Allergic contact dermatitis (acd) due to topical antibiotics is very common. Neomycin and Bacitracin are in the top ten most common allergens to cause allergic contact dermatitis. Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Read more

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I have this itchy rash like in my chest just right near my arm pit. It so itchy what can I do. It scars and it shows wen I wear sleeveless.

Cannot say: You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment regimen. If he or she does not know what it is you may even need a skin biopsy, although that is unlikely. Read more

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I have an itchy rash that comes and goes on my lower left arm. I have ruled out\nfood, cosmetic, or chemical alergy. Any idea?

I have an itchy rash that comes and goes on my lower left arm. I have ruled out\nfood, cosmetic, or chemical alergy. Any idea?

Evaluate professiona: You may have a number of things that could be better identified in person by a professional. Some could be serious like yeast or fungal infections, to diverse or psoriasis. Sun or stress, it is difficult to tell, but see a professional and save the guesswork. Read more

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I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy, fungal infection to psoriasis. If topical hydrocortisone does not help, you would need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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