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My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eczema or contact

Dermatitis are the two most common causes of localized itchy rash.
But dr. Fisher is right: a picture is worth a 1000 words. If he wants a diagnosis along with his cortisone shot see a dermatologist or an allergist. The photo is of contact dermatitis.

In brief: Eczema or contact

Dermatitis are the two most common causes of localized itchy rash.
But dr. Fisher is right: a picture is worth a 1000 words. If he wants a diagnosis along with his cortisone shot see a dermatologist or an allergist. The photo is of contact dermatitis.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Can only guess.

Without looking at the rash or a having a good description, the best i can tell you is that it responds to steroids.

In brief: Can only guess.

Without looking at the rash or a having a good description, the best i can tell you is that it responds to steroids.
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