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What to do if I have a rash on forearm near wrist that itches so bad it hurts. What is it?

What to do if I have a rash on forearm near wrist that itches so bad it hurts. What is it?

Rash: This is a complex question that needs a detailed history. Briefly if you are wearing a watch or bracelet take it off from that wrist. If both wrists are effected, it can be different things from eczema to scabies. See your doctor first. ...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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I have a medium sized rash on forearm and it has four small open bumps or bites in it. It's is also dry and has fever. What do I do? What is it?

I have a medium sized rash on forearm and it has  four small open bumps or bites in it.  It's is also dry and has fever.  What do I do?  What is it?

No way to know: Unfortunately, we can rarely diagnose a rash by a description. Many of the words that patients use to describe rashes are nonspecific. There are many 'doctor words' that aid in description: macule, papule, plaque, pustule, vesicle, and many, many more. Even when doctors describe rashes to one another, it is sometimes difficult to visualize the rash. A picture is worth a 1000 words. ...Read more

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Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos. diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos.  diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Try: a virtual consult. Since the forum is for general questions, your question is more appropriate for one-on-one encounter; in which case photos can be shared. There are several common causes for itchy rash like this and answering a few questions will certainly help to clarify what is likely. ...Read more

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I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like rash on forearm?

I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like  rash on forearm?

Need more info: Rashes and unusual feelings should be monitored closely. Without further history it's hard to determine risks. Have you been outdoors lately? Tick bite? New medications? I would encourage you to get an appointment with a medical professional for a full exam and history. Drink plenty of fluids and rest in the meantime. ...Read more

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I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

Many possibilities: This could be a reaction to a z-pac , a new food, or some other exposure.I would hold stop the med for now and contact your pcp in the am. S/he may want to change the med or have you evaluated.This med is going to be in your system for a while.So more rash may continue to come up for some time. ...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 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

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