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What is a dry itchy rash? Only on arms and back

What is a dry itchy rash? Only on arms and back

Dry itchy rash: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without a picture of your skin. The most common cause of dry itchy skin with or without a rash at this time of year is "winter itch." with the cold air outside and the air usually overheated and dry inside your skin gets all dried out. The treatment is with lots of moisturizer and humidifiers indoors. Other causes would be fungal rashes or allergies. ...Read more

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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 an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include eczema or atopic dermatitis, tinea versicolor (fungal infection), psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, reaction to infection or medication (reactive erythema). See doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white itchy rash on my back chest and arms. How to treat this?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Ive got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now ?

Ive got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now 
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Reaction?: If you have a new medication, vitamin or skin/laundry product, you could be causing this type of rash. Try to eliminate dyes and perfumes used in products on the skin, in the shower and laundry. If rash continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a itchy rash on my back, arms and stomach. I am not allergic to anything.

What would cause a itchy rash on my back, arms and stomach. I am not allergic to anything.

Many causes: Need to know more about the duration of the rash plus the drugs you are taking to even take a guess. If the problem lasts less than a week, it is more likely from a viral infection ...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?

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 a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

Use steroid cream: It seems you have an acute case of contact dermatitis and may need to see your doctor asap as it is spreading meanwhile take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching and use 1%hydrocortisone cream locally till you see your doctor you may need stronger steroid cream and/or oral or injecteble steroids. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

See your doctor: You have huge rash and it is spreading, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist asap to find the diagnosis and proper treatment as it has been there for three weeks. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more