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red itchy rash on arms only

red and extremely itchy rash on both arms only. have had rash for approximately 4days.  have been applying calamine lotion and taking benedryl but still itching and burning lik crazy!
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
These red itchy rashes on arms can be reactive erythemas eg Urticaria,drug reaction,vasculitis or viral exanthems.
You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. 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 whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid. But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist.
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 dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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