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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Rash on Arms

Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters.
The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Rash on Arms

Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters.
The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment.
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