Dermatology Community
53.6k Members
Avatar universal


yesterday morning i woke up with a rash on the inside of both arms, under my armpits, up on my neck and down my sides. also have small red welts on both elbows. it does not itch or hurt. as far as i know i'm not allergic to anything and  did not digest anything out the ordinary. i waited a day to see if it would go away, but it hasn't. i've had athlete's foot and it is still red. i don't know if it's related to my foot at all but i'm starting to be concerned.

any insight would be appreciated. thanks.

1 Responses
563773 tn?1374250139
This kind of rash can be contact dermatitis or hives. Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. Apply calamine lotion or some mild steroid cream and also give some Benadryl( causes drowsiness) and Claritin. If the symptoms persist then a dermatologist’s evaluation will be the best.

I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.

Have an Answer?
Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions