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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. John Chiu
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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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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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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.?

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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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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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 have a rash that looks like a hickey. And I have red dots around my upper arm. No pain ?

I have a rash that looks like a hickey. And  I have red dots around my upper arm. No pain ?

Were you bit by a: tick or bug? If so you should be evaluated immediately. If not, it is difficult to diagnose skin disorders over the internet since we cannot see them. If the rash persists or spreads you should see a health care provider for evaluation. ...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 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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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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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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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

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: 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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Rash on back of right upper arm about 1.5 in tall and .5 in wide and another rash on back near armpit that is half the size. Looks like a hickey.

See dermatologist: Neither Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nor Lotrimin will help this. Does it itch? Skin issues in the past? A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you might try OTC hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 21 female I have rash on my upper arm since 7year because of waxing what i can apply to get rid of it? And my wedding will be after one year

Hi i'm 21 female I have rash on my upper arm since 7year because of waxing what i can apply to get rid of it? And my wedding will be after one year

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is harmless (benign). It seems to run in families. It is more common in people who have very dry skin, or who have atopic dermatitis (eczema).
The condition is generally worse in winter and often clears in the summer. You can try cerave sa which is over the counter two to four time a day and if that does not work see your deatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm swelling only on my upper arm and skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. No redness or rash. What could this be?

I am experiencing arm swelling only on my upper arm and skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. No redness or rash. What could this be?

Arm swelling: The symptoms you mention indicate a need for you to see your doc. The swelling MAY be from several things such as a circulation issue, cellulitis, etc. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...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