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I am experiencing arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

I am experiencing arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

Please see eval asap: Hi
Given the severity of your symptoms, I would recommend seeking eval in person at an urgent care center. Rashes are very common, but also need to be visualized before prescribing treatment. We also need to determine if your arm pain is from the rash or if there is another issue going on. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

See doctor: This could have been from the fungus (tinea) spreading or a so-called id reaction if you have athlete's foot. Since you have already tried hydrocortisone, it is time for you to consult a dermatologist. ...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 broke out with a itchy rash on my back, buttocks, chest, stomach, arm and I am a stay at home mom so nothing has changed. The itching is unbearable?

I broke out with a itchy rash on my back, buttocks, chest, stomach, arm and I am a stay at home mom so nothing has changed. The itching is unbearable?

Hives?: You already use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) does it help? Take a bit more to see if it helps or, better yet, go to urgent care or er to prevent hives spreading into places it can be much worse than an unbearable itch. ...Read more

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Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Vague question.: How long have they been present? You may try taking otc antihistamine for up to 4x a day to see if it helps. If the problem worsens or persists for more than 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

Stress: If you have given your Dr all of the information and his examination is normal and basic labs are normal including EKG and your family history of early heart disease or sudden death is negative then not likely heart disease. Attributing it to stress should mean that other causes of chest pain need to be considered. Stress often a wastebasket term we use when don't know what it is. ...Read more

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Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Flea/bed bug: Allergen at home, flea (If indoor pets), bed bug, Detergent or sprays used in house, certain specific food or drink taken after coming home, perfume, body lotion etc matters. See PMD ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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It first started with a small itches on my arm then it started to grow in circle. Slowly it spreaded all over the body (especially in butt and groin)?

It first started with a small itches on my arm then it started to grow in circle. Slowly it spreaded all over the body (especially in butt and groin)?

Need more info: As you might imagine it is hard to make a diagnosis without visualizing the problem. Your symptoms are significant and should be addressed promptly by seeing your family physician or a dermatologist who can be recommended by your family physician. ...Read more

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My son has small non colored bumps all down his arms mainly but visible on entire body? Only really bad every now and then and itches them some?

My son has small non colored bumps all down his arms mainly but visible on entire body? Only really bad every now and then and itches them some?

Keratosis pilaris: Is likely. It is caused by a thicker layer of the skin that is crunchier (keratinized). It is a skin type rather than a disease. 60% of people have it. Exfoliation and emollients can help with the itching. ...Read more

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Rash started on arms and quickly spread to neck and rest of body. Itches a lot never had this problem before and I am 63

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Rash started on arms and very quickly spread to neck and rest of body. Itches a lot never had this or anything like it happen before and I am 63.

Rash started on arms and very quickly spread to neck and rest of body. Itches a lot never had this or anything like it happen before and I am 63.

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Whole body itches mainly on face arms fingers and ankles getting a layer of light brown color, also in ears?

Whole body itches mainly on face arms fingers and ankles getting a layer of light brown color, also in ears?

How long have this: there could be many reasons for itching. Your physician should be able to help guide you in the evaluation. It can be from medicines, it can be from foods, it can be from internal illnesses that you have. It can be to exposures that you had beyond those reasons. You need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have rashes on my arms an thighs little bumps appearing on my body and my body itches what STDs could this be?

I have rashes on my arms an thighs little bumps appearing on my body and my body itches what STDs could this be?

Why suspect STD?: What you describe is a common type of rash. But to make a proper diagnosis, it should be inspected by your doctor or a dermatologist. But why did you jump to the conclusion it was an std? Have you been diagnosed with std? See your doctor please. ...Read more

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I've broken out with small red/white itchy balls throughout my body, its on my face, chest, arms and legs. Please help me out it hurts n itches so bad?

I've broken out with small red/white itchy balls throughout my body, its on my face, chest, arms and legs. Please help me out it hurts n itches so bad?

Balls?: This description is fairly bizarre. I wish I could give you a better shot at diagnosis but with your description I cannot. I'm sorry I can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My whole body itches a lot. Esp my groin area, my penis burns sometimes and than itches. My thighs, arms, penis.?

Doctor's opinion? My whole body itches a lot. Esp my groin area, my penis burns sometimes and than itches. My thighs, arms, penis.?

See a doctor: You really need to seek medical attention. This combination of symptoms may be caused by conditions that require a prescription for treatment. Sexual contact should be avoided until you see a doctor and have a resolution. ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Tingiling all over my body, breast pain, occasional nipple discharge pea size lump that itches in right armpit scared?

Tingiling all over my body, breast pain, occasional nipple discharge pea size lump that itches in right armpit scared?

Exam: I wuld advise a comprehensive physicial exam with bloodwork and urineanalysis. Have a breast examinatio and ultrasound for any discharge. ...Read more

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a small molehill like area that came up on my arm it itches and it's starting to turn brown had it 5 months?

I have a small molehill like area that came up on my arm it itches and it's starting to turn brown had it 5 months?

Skin lesion: Any time that you have a skin lesion about which you are concerned it should be examined by a doctor to be sure there is no concern about melanoma. ...Read more

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I have dark spots under my arm and it itches sometimes.

I have dark spots under my arm and it itches sometimes.

Could be anything: This could be a simple fungal infection, dermatitis or something serious such as a melanoma. See your doctor for a proper skin examination / dermoscopy to get a definite diagnosis. It is difficult to tell what it is without having a good look at the spots ...Read more

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I broke my arm and now my arm really itches inside my cast. Why?

I broke my arm and now my arm really itches inside my cast. Why?

Normal: Cast causes skin to become warm and dry which causes itching, so not to worry. ...Read more

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My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possibly: Discuss this with your pcp and they might send you to an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. Questions that will be important relate to whether the reaction is localized to one arm and possible contacts to that area that are unique to it. You might also have eczema and a history and physical will help determine whether you need any testing or not. ...Read more

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My arm pit started itching really bad a few weeks ago, now it still itches but is swollen and hurts.

Allergic reaction?: It sounds like your armpit (axilla) has been in contact with something it is sensitive or allergic to. Any new deodorants or powders or soaps, new razor or shaving cream? If any pustules or pimples are forming, then you may have an infection in the hair follicles or sweat glands, in which u need an antibiotic. For now, put on some mild (0.5%) Hydrocortisone cream. If persists, pcp or dermatologis. ...Read more

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I have a red mark on my arm its been there 3 days an itches I try not to scratch but its still there?

I have a red mark on my arm its been there 3 days an itches I try not to scratch but its still there?

Itchy skin area: Itchy skin lesions can be caused by an infection, dermatitis or eczema, solar injury, psoriasis, allergic reaction and many other skin disorders. A trial of over-the-counter medication like Cortaid (hydrocortisone) and lotrimin can actually help in treatment and in diagnosis. If the area does mot clear within few days, see your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Arm itches 2 days after flu shot?

Arm itches 2 days after flu shot?

That's OK: Every vaccine is intended to get your immune system's undivided attention. When it does, you get a little inflammation at the site (a sign the vaccine is doing its job), and sometimes that inflammation can precicipitate an itch. If there is a little redness, that's ok, a lot of redness, or a spreading rash, should probably get you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old who woke up with a bite on his arm. It's very swollen, red and has a little hole in the middle, it itches Should I be worried?

I have a 7 year old who woke up with a bite on his arm. It's very swollen, red and has a little hole in the middle, it itches Should I be worried?

Sting: This sounds like a sting either a bee or a wasp
place some ice compresses and have it checked by a physicians. If he is having rashes and swelling and difficulty breathing.you need it have him checked urgently ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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Arm Pain (Definition)

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