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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for arm itching?
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Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try OTC Meds First
No rash? Just itching.
Take any over-the-counter antihistamine with cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Start with one a day if this doesn't go away, increase it to twice a day. If this doesn't help go see your doctor. If you have a rash and poison ivy is a possibility, use Hydrocortisone cream. Rarely the start of shingles can start as an itch. For this you should see a doctor within 72 hours.

In brief: Try OTC Meds First
No rash? Just itching.
Take any over-the-counter antihistamine with cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Start with one a day if this doesn't go away, increase it to twice a day. If this doesn't help go see your doctor. If you have a rash and poison ivy is a possibility, use Hydrocortisone cream. Rarely the start of shingles can start as an itch. For this you should see a doctor within 72 hours.
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
I don't think so.

In brief: No
I don't think so.
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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