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Dry Red Itchy Spots

I have dry red itchy spots on my inner arms. I rarely get them on other parts of my body. They come and go. They can get really itchy, but I try not to scratch them, because if I do, I can feel my whole arm skin throb with pain. It can keep me up at night for sure.
I've tried using lotion, but I think the fragranted lotion I have makes it worse/doesn't help. So I've been using an unscented lotion (Suave Moisturizing lotion with Vitamin E) and that seemed to be helping, but it doesn't work well enough. I know I don't drink enough water, but since realizing that, I've been trying to.

Are there some home remedies I could try?
Is it a possibility that I'm allergic to something that keeps making it flare up?

I'd really like the red dry itchy spots to go away. Please help!
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Hello,
It can be due to nummular dermatitis. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist. Symptoms  can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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