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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.?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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