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Rash Around Forearm
My son is 5 and he says he was bitten by a beetle, now both of his forearms have rashes on them, could it be from a bite?
Unusual, see Peds: It would be odd to have just both forearms involved in a rash from an insect bite, so is likely something else that caused that (like crawling around through something?). Cannot say over internet, needs exam by pediatrician to get good clinical impression and treatment plan. ...Read more
I have rashes on my forearms. Sometimes they look like heat rashes. I have had them for over a year. They come and go. The are itchy. What do I do?
I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?
Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. Itchy bumps on many body parts might be an allergic reaction to something or from other causes. ...Read more
What causes itchy whitish rashes(some almost look pussy) on forearms and buttocks that look like rings in some places and also causing swellings ?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Why do I get rashes on my forearms every time i come to florida? Tiny, little red bumps are everywhere, and they itch. What's the best way to treat?
I am having white pimple type rashes on my hands as well as extreme swelling. It itches and is spreading up my forearm. Is this bad?
Feeling itching on my arms, forearms and hands.. This itching has started this summer.. And because of scratching my getting rashes on my arms..
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This may be a photodermatitis. ...Read more
I work as a dog bather. All the shampoo we use contain aloe. I am allergic to aloe and now have painful rashes all over my forearms and hands. What can I use to relieve the pain and help heal the rash?
Prevention: Having to work in conditions that are harmful to your health can be a frustrating predicament. The obvious solution is avoidance. Long non-latex gloves may be another solution. You could have an allergic contact dermatitis to aloe but it could also be non allergic due to chronic irritation from the soaps or other ingredients. You deserve to have it evaluated and RX with a good topical steroid ...Read more
I have noticed 2 small itchy bumpy rashes (not red) on my left & one on my right hand. And several goosebump like patches on my left forearm. Worried.
I have rashes/ hives on my forearms and shins at my sock line. warm to touch and really red. once got so bad on arms it created large 1in boils?
Allergist: I recommend that you be evaluated and treated by an allergist. You appear to be experiencing some sort of allergic response to something internal or external. I find these cases to be very elusive in finding the triggers and I feel that an allergist is best qualified to deal with them. In the meantime try an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy). ...Read more
I have this strange rash on both forearms that came out of nowhere. What do you think it could be?
Rash: 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
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
Many possibilities: I wish there was an easy answer here. More history and an exam is needed. ...Read more
Why do I keep on getting a rash on my right forearm every so often. It only happens there and nowhere else. Please help.
Rash: It could be anything --- T corporis ( fungal infection of skin) ( needs to be treated by anti fungal for 1 mnth) OR eczema ( treated with steroid cream or ointment). It could also be congenital rash. Anyway- for a rash to be diagnosed right and then treated right--- MD has to see it and feel it. So advise-- make apt with MD ...Read more
Have a cluster of brown and flat rash above my elbow on my forearm what could be the causes? I have about 7 to 8 brown flat dots, it's been a week
Cluster: Sorry about this. Please go first to the nearest Emergency facility and they should be able to fully help you. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I have a rash on both forearms and elbows that only appears in summer months. It's itchy and seems to worsen the hotter the temperature is outside.?
Needs Exam: There are several skin conditions that have the symptoms you describe. The two most common would be eczema and psoriasis, and the treatments for each are slightly different. For short term relief, try a small amount of topical steroid like hydrocortisone, but you definitely need a doctor (primary care or dermatology) to take a look. ...Read more