1 doctor weighed in:

Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Scabies vs allergic

if no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash , like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits , groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs.
if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does .wash all affected clothes house.animals, try bendaryl , hydrocortisone oint.otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. if scabies need 5% permethrin

In brief: Scabies vs allergic

if no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash , like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits , groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs.
if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does .wash all affected clothes house.animals, try bendaryl , hydrocortisone oint.otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. if scabies need 5% permethrin
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors