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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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 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 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?

Tough call,: Based solely on the description, could be heat rash or contact sensitivity. Urticaria seems possible as well. There would be three distinct treatment strategies for these. Suggest getting a consultation to guide appropriate care. ...Read more

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I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

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

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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?

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?

Allergic Reaction?: Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) right way. If there is red streak and pain with or without Fevers then there may be a component of Infection. This needs Examination immediately. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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.

Allergic reaction: You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it helps. If no improvement in a couple of days, end us a picture on a virtual consult to help us make a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Rash on both inner forearms, what to do?

Rash on both inner forearms, what to do?

Forearm rash: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash on forearms only?

What to do if I have rash on forearms only?

Uncertain rash: Hard to say why your rash is only on your forearms but could be that those skin areas are exposed to the sun or other elements in the environment ...Read more

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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

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Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Hives: You probably have hives (urticarial) and skin condition is called a wheal and flare. Treatment with antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often help with this. ...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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Why do I keep on getting a rash on my right forearm every so often. It only happens there and nowhere else. Please help.

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

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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.?

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

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