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I am have developed rashes under arm. I think it is because of waxing. What should I do? It is causing burning sensation and little pain..

I am have developed rashes under arm. I think it is because of waxing. What should I do? It is causing burning sensation and little pain..

Rash: Under arm rash can be due to-- contact irritant dermatitis (treatment is steroid ointment), bacterial infection (folliculitis), fungal infections (t corporis), infection of sweat glands- hidradenitis. All these conditions need to be treated differently. See your md to make right diagnosis and place you on right treatment. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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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I have red rashes on my arm but don't know what kind of bite it can be?

I have red rashes on my arm but don't know what kind of bite it can be?

Have it looked at: 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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How to get rid of rashes on my arm.?

That would: Depend on the cause of your rash. Dermatologic eval would help to establish cause. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of back-of-the-arm rashes?

How do I get rid of back-of-the-arm rashes?

Keratosis pilaris?: Probably the most common rash on the back of the upper arms. There's no perfect way to treat it. Some moisturizers with ammonium lactate can help soften and smooth. A prescription product like tretinoin (retin-a and others) can help smooth the areas. ...Read more

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How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

There is no: Simple answer to that. Please consider that the possibilities are almost limitless without more history and an exam. Maybe you have dry skin. Have you tried a moisturizer? ...Read more

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My 3 year old has rashes on her arm. Can I apply Elomet cream on a toddler?

My 3 year old has rashes on her arm. Can I apply Elomet cream on a toddler?

Not recommended: Elomet is probably a bit too strong for her. Better to find out what is causing the rash. Some causes may be treated with a lower potency steroid as part of the management plans, but other causes may necessitate a different approach ...Read more

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Hi I have suffered for a couple of years with arm rashes it is sore, itchy and has scared my arms. I have used different creams but hasn't work.

Hi I have suffered for a couple of years with arm rashes it is sore, itchy and has scared my arms. I have used different creams but hasn't work.

Chronic Rashes: Chronic, long-term rashes have many different causes, and require a physical examination for diagnosis. Ideally this should be performed by a physician who you can follow up with, so that different treatments can be monitored for their effectiveness over time. Some rashes are more complex, and require consultation with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you help me with this rash on my arm? Hi. I've been having some rashes on my right arm. They get somewhat red and they are really itchy. My skin dosent look blistered or dry. It does rise a little. I live in a college dorm and I've tried to look for b

I: I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. You may be dealing with an allergy, eczema, dermatitis, bug bites, etc. It is difficult to say without an actual exam. In the meantime try hyrdrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching.
Take care. ...Read more

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Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?

Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?

Skeeter Syndrome: The skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, and is characterized by inflammatory processes and fever. The condition develops because of allergenic polypeptides present in the saliva of the mosquito and hence, is not infectious. ...Read more

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Rashes on left arm and throat swelling, could I be allergic to shrimp?

Rashes on left arm and throat swelling, could I be allergic to shrimp?

You could: Shrimp allergy can be life-threatening and come on suddenly. It's best diagnosed by history -- if symptoms have closely followed shrimp ingestion more than once, you'd be wise to avoid this. An allergist may have additional advice. If the time relationship isn't right, another allergy or something in the angioedema family is a concern. ...Read more

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My 2 year old and I have mystery rash (me hands, her arm/leg) now trying prescribed zovirax (acyclovir) to see if helps. Will this help on non coldsore rashes?

No, antiviral only: It is unusual to get cold sores lesions on arms and legs, and zovirax (acyclovir) is specific for antiviral. To confirm the cause, a rash needs to be examined, but based on location and occurring at the same time, it is more likely to be a contact allergic dermatitis. This responds better to oral or topical steroids, such as hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

Impossible to say: How can you expect an answer when one cannot even visualize the rash? See a dermatologist. It is highly unlikely that the rash is associated with cardiac issues. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my arms keep breaking out into rashes?

Why might it be that my arms keep breaking out into rashes?

Rashes: Rashes on your arms can be from several causes, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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I have a thick rash only on my left arm pit. What should I do? The rash is not one big rash. It is spred out in 4 different rashes & bright red.

Get the diagnosis: 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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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

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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I am male, 49 yrs old and I have rashes on my 2 laps and arms but it's not itching me I'm not comfortable with it.

I am male, 49 yrs old and I have rashes on my 2 laps and arms but it's not itching me I'm not comfortable with it.

Is it lightly pigmen: Ted. Look up tines versicolor. A combination of Hydrocortisone and lotrimin (clotrimazole) will help many rashes, both fungal and from contact but u have to use the lotrimin (clotrimazole) every day for about 4 weeks to let the skin grow it out. Go in if it gets worse but i'll bet that will manage it, good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Marks: They may actually be stretch marks, those are very typical places for stretch marks and stretch marks can have varying appearances from person to person. Especially if they are not painful or itchy or very bothersome in a physical way, my guess is that's what they are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had rashes on both of my arms for many years and I use lotion all the tine but it does not go away. So what is it and how can I treat it?

I have had rashes on both of my arms for many years and I use lotion all the tine but it does not go away. So what is it and how can I treat it?

See a dermatologist: It is hard to give you advice without a description of the rash. Best to have it evaluated by a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Lately I have had random itching spells, its usually my back, buttox, and arms. Only thing that helps is time, abt 20 minutes then im ok, no rashes?

Lately I have had random itching spells, its usually my back, buttox, and arms. Only thing that helps is time, abt 20 minutes then im ok, no rashes?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been checked by 2 doctors. I have 11 rashes and it multiplies. Help!! none of them explained what I have. I can send pic! Its on my arms?

Hello, I have been checked by 2 doctors. I have 11 rashes and it multiplies. Help!! none of them explained what I have. I can send pic! Its on my arms?

On line consultation: You can have an online consultation on Health Tap where you can upload photos of the rash. They should be in sharp focus and include several closeups as well.
Give a detailed description of the history of the rash and what medications given and possible diagnosis's given. ...Read more

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What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

Eruption: This could be caused by several diseases. The sun or climate may have something to do with it. You should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Rashes on both arms since childhood, but does not itch, and does not go away. What's this sound like?

Rashes on both arms since childhood, but does not itch, and does not go away. What's this sound like?

Keratosis pilaris?: Need more info, but kp is a long standing arm/leg/face rash that can be seen in kids and adults. ...Read more

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I have many little rashes on my arms. They're not so noticeable and the don't ich but I'm worried about allergies or something else?

I have many little rashes on my arms. They're not so noticeable and the don't ich but I'm worried about allergies or something else?

Doesn't seem: To be allergies, but can't tell for sure what is it unless examined or at least a picture with more history, kindly see your doctor if it is really bothersome, or ask for a virtual consult on HealthTap, goodluck ...Read more

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I have an itch on my arms, thighs, and upper back. No visible rashes. For nearly 3 mnths I've been having it. Not intense, but uncomfortable.

I have an itch on my arms, thighs, and upper back. No visible rashes. For nearly 3 mnths I've been having it. Not intense, but uncomfortable.

Many things: Itching (pruritus) can be caused by skin conditions such as eczema or hives. It can also be due to infections such as scabies or lice. Internal, non-skin, diseases can also cause itching such as kidney failure and hepatitis. Other causes include internal malignancies, drug reactions, anxiety and many other causes. Often no exact cause can be identified. SEE:bit. Ly/1u0iDFO ...Read more

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After playing for a few minutes or going out in sunlight, my whole body starts itching with skin rashes on my arms. It happens during winters only.

After playing for a few minutes or going out in sunlight, my whole body starts itching with skin rashes on my arms. It happens during winters only.

That's a: "puzzler"...My first thought was sun allergy but the Winter sun would do that too....Just a thought. IN THE WINTER HOUSES/APARTMENTS GET VERY DRY!! The HEAT comes up and if there is no attached humidifier the SKIN DRIES. ..if that DRY SKIN is exposed to sunlight there is further DRYING which leads to "classic" "WINTER ITCH" HYDRATE YOUR SKIN! Hope this helps
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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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So, about 2 months ago I started getting rashes on my legs/arms and they itch alot. I first thought, that it will dissapear itself, however it's not.

So, about 2 months ago I started getting rashes on my legs/arms and they itch alot. I first thought, that it will dissapear itself, however it's not.

See doctor: There are many causes for itchy skin rashes and thus it is hard to tell the cause without actually looking at them. Best to see your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


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