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will it be possible for you to post a photo here at your convenience?
that will aid me in better diagnosis of your condition.
If you cannot post a photo, please let me know.
I don't have any way of doing that sorry
ok no problem.
in order to let me help you better , it will be very helpful if you could answer a few questions regarding your condition.
i would like to know:-
1. what is the rash composed of- flat areas or raised bumps?
2. since how long do you have it?
3. is it only on the arms?
4. if there are bumps, are they in clusters or spaced out?
raised itchy bumps all over my arms only,I have had it for a week now in clusters mainly on the inside of my arms.
thanks for this valuable information.
this sounds like you may be having miliaria.
what is that
miliaria rubra is a heat rash
does your rash look like that?
or is it much bigger than that?
the second possible diagnosis is folliculitis
is this how it looks?
the picture i have sent is of miliaria or heat rash.
folliculitis is a bacterial infection that can happen as red raised bumps in clusters.
the treatment for each will differ.
what is a bacterial infection caused from
its a superficial bacterial infection limited to the skin and is caused by a bacteria called staphylococcus and is seen secondary to use of razors for shaving the body hair or also after waxing.
the treatment for folliculitis will be application of neosporin cream twice a day for a week.
neosporin cream is available over the counter.
could it be anything worse than that
from your description, it seems to be this.
i will recommend that you try out this treatment and see if it helps.
for the itching, tab. claritin 10 mg once daily at night, will be helpful.
its also available over the counter.
is there any way that it could be scabies
scabies is not restricted to the arms only
it usually involves the whole body.
unless you have a pet, animal scabies can be on the areas where you hold the pet if the pet has scabies.
there is increased itching at night.
how long does this rash usually last
you mean the scabies rash?
till the scabies is treated, it will last.
if you are talking about foliculitis, with treatment, it will subside in a week.
no I'm sorry I mean the bacterial infection,but I don't shave my arms
shaving is not the only reason why it can occur, thats the most common cause, however it can happen otherwise too if there are conditions of heat and humidity.
its not a serious thing and can be treated easily.
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