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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What should I do if I have a strange rash on my upper arm?

What should I do if I have a strange rash on my upper arm?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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What is causing rash on back of upper arm this summer?

What is causing rash on back of upper arm this summer?

Various causes: There are several causes for redness on the back of your hands. These include a sun sensitivity due to an internal medication or topical creams, lime juice, or may be related to something going on inside your body. Seek care if this does not clear. ...Read more

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I have an itch on my upper arm and shoulder for 4 days. There is no redness or rash. Nothing I have tried helps.?

I have an itch on my upper arm and shoulder for 4 days. There is no redness  or rash. Nothing I have tried helps.?

Causes...: Of itching without rash include medicines, foods, dust, pollen, and stress. It could also be an allergic reaction to something that contacted your skin and hasn't yet formed a rash (although any rash would probably have appeared by now). But it could also be a sign of an underlying internal problem, so if it doesn't respond to a good antihistamine like Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red rash, about 6 x 3 inches wide on the underside of my upper arm where i received a pnemonia shot. Is that a concern?

I have a red rash, about 6 x 3 inches wide on the underside of my upper arm where i received a pnemonia shot. Is that a concern?

Vaccine reaction: It could be a concern so i recommend seeing your doctor to document it. It sounds like a reaction from the vaccine and should be decided if it's hypersensitivity or possible infection. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my upper arm which started to itch. Now a rash has come up and it continues itch and the cluster is only within the bruise. ?

I have a bruise on my upper arm which started to itch.  Now a rash has come up and it continues itch and the cluster is only within the bruise. ?

Upper arm bruise: How did you get the bruise? May be eczema or if it is vesicles like chickenpox may be shingles. Consider f/u at urgent care because for eczema can use topical steroids but would not use steroids for vesicles /shingles,would need acyclovir,so f/u with urgent care. Lysine 1500 mg a day x 5 may help for shingles are well. ...Read more

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Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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