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

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Cant tell

May be eczema or any of a number of conditions.
If over the counter creams do not work it best to see dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Cant tell

May be eczema or any of a number of conditions.
If over the counter creams do not work it best to see dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

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.

In brief: Many possibilities

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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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