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What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

Itchy Arms and Hands: As one of the most exposed areas of the body, the arms are a frequent site of skin rashes. Infections, allergic skin reactions and contact with environmental irritants commonly cause skin rashes on one or both arms. Although most rashes do not pose a serious health threat, infectious skin rashes often require treatment to prevent potentially serious complications. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more


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Been on same meds for 8+ months. Now having verry itchy skin and when I get my arms wet I smell like sour. I shower every day. I have lost about 80 lb?

Been on same meds for 8+ months. Now having verry itchy skin and when I get my arms wet I smell like sour. I shower every day. I have lost about 80 lb?

See provider: The physical signs that you describe can be related to a number of metabolic conditions that need to be addressed by your health care provider with a physical exam and lab testing. ...Read more

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Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Go to doctor: Unfortunately "dark spots" is extremely ambiguous and is not descriptive in any way, if this rash is spreading please go see your physician. ...Read more

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Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with poison ivy personally or a pet? Any exposure to ticks? Any exposure to measles/chickenpox/etc? See pcp for evaluation & treatment of rash. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here i been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms i put lotion on but what to use otc?

Cold weather : Can dry our skin and cause itching . Key is to avoid washing with hot water . Use good moisturizing creams , lotions , skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel , aquaphor , eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno (oatmeal) etc. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however. ?

I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however. ?

Xerosis - dry skin: Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include: ?Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial. ?Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea. ?Avoid hot showers. ?Use a humidifier ...Read more

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Itchy skin-colored bumps all over arms and legs -- what could they be?

Itchy skin-colored bumps all over arms and legs -- what could they be?

See a doctor: It could be anything from an allergic reaction to eczema, psoriasis or anxiety. A doctor could diagnose this and treat it for you. Use sarna lotion, witch hazel and aveno bath oil to control the itching so you do not tear your skin. Make an appointment with a doctor because this can recur. ...Read more