My daughter & I have itchy red dime-nickel size red spots on our shoulders, arms & hands. We've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it doesn't help. Help please!?
Bug bites?? If the spots don't increase, they might be just bug bites. If they keep increasing, then they might be hives, an allergic reaction (of course there could also be multiple bugs causing new bites). Otc creams or gels that contain 1% Hydrocortisone or the skin anesthetic pramoxine can both be helpful (the dr. Can advise on what age range the meds can be used in). The dr. May want to examine the rash.
Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?
See a doctor. Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do. Read more...