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I have extremely hot years and I have a rash breakout on my forearms only also very itchy behind years and rosie cheeks that are sore?

I have extremely hot years and I have a rash breakout on my forearms only also very itchy behind years and rosie cheeks that are sore?

How long?: If this is something that has been happening for a while, it could be eczema. Use a moisturizer like cerave. If this is new in onset, you may have reacted to something your are taking. I think you should talk to your doctor about it. ...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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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 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 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

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Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

May be allergic rash: Sunburn rash should have subsided by now. It may be due to allergy or fungal infection. your doctor may decide the treatment after examining your rash or see dermatologist. Application of 1% hydrocortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I pruned a bougainveilla bush with thorns and now have an itchy rash o n my hands and forearms how can I treat then?

I pruned a bougainveilla bush with thorns and now have an itchy rash o n my hands and forearms how can I treat then?

Contact dermatitis: You can treat it with a topical steroid cream, try an over the counter one and if it does not resolve, you may need a prescription strength one from your doctor. ...Read more

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My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

Several ideas: Allergy. Circulatory disturbance. Carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Medication effect. Inflammatory states. With so many possibilities, if symptoms are bothersome or progressive, a medical evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on the inside of my forearms and a few days ago a sore slightly itchy rash on my face which is now just very dry. Help?

I have developed a rash on the inside of my forearms and a few days ago a sore slightly itchy rash on my face which is now just very dry. Help?

Lots of possibilites: This description of Dermatitis could be caused by any number of things. You would need to submit a photo or see a doctor to get more history and a good look. ...Read more

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Rash started as tiny bumps now turned into bigger bumps in 4 days. Only on forearm and stomach but no where else. Not itchy at all. What could it be?

Rash started as tiny bumps now turned into bigger bumps in 4 days. Only on forearm and stomach but no where else. Not itchy at all. What could it be?

Nondiagnostic: Your rash is nondiagnostic without being inspected by your physician or a dermatologist. The distribution of the eruption is unique for a viral infection. Could multiple insect bites be the cause even though there is no itch? ...Read more

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Paracetamol allergy; whenever I take my first dose of paracetamol, itchy rashes will occur on my left arm. Having this almost 2yrs and im 30?

Paracetamol allergy; whenever I take my first dose of paracetamol, itchy rashes will occur on my left arm. Having this almost 2yrs and im 30?

Drug allergy: Some people can react to paracetamol, but having the rash only on your left arm is sugestive of a fixed drug eruption and is not necessarily secondary to a systemic allergy. Did using other pain killers, such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin cause any problems? If not you can use them for pain control. ...Read more

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Hi I have suffered for a couple of years with arm rashes it is sore, itchy and has scared my arms. I have used different creams but hasn't work.

Hi I have suffered for a couple of years with arm rashes it is sore, itchy and has scared my arms. I have used different creams but hasn't work.

Chronic Rashes: Chronic, long-term rashes have many different causes, and require a physical examination for diagnosis. Ideally this should be performed by a physician who you can follow up with, so that different treatments can be monitored for their effectiveness over time. Some rashes are more complex, and require consultation with a dermatologist. ...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