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I have a rash on my arms and legs that looks like dermatitis

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(according to a walk in...
i have a rash on my arms and legs that looks like dermatitis (according to a walk in clinic doctor) but my GP that i saw yesterday could not confirm that since it was on my legs and arms, but not on my body. in canada, it will take me a month to get an appointment with a dermatologist. can u help? thanks, job
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: there was some swelling but that has subsided. i dont see any worsening
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nothing special
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The rash is manifested only on legs, up to crotch, appears symmetrical, no rash on torso, only very light rash on my back
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Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
my GP excluded a food allergy, as the rash does not cover my torso, she thought contact allergy was not likely as it appears not on my head or skull.
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

I am sorry you are having these rashes.

it looks like you have sensitive skin.

are you scratching your skin? scratching your skin can cause the red lines.

eczema can cause sensitive reactive skin which can flare up easily with irritation, dry skin, viral infections, chemical irritation,

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i dont scratch, and the rash is not itching
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

I see.

have you tried any 1% hydrocortisone cream on your skin

or calendula calming cream

rashes on the skin can often be due to inflammation in the body

most skin rashes, the causes are not found.

and usually they go away in time

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i have gotten this cream - photos attached
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
the rash seems to dissappear by itself, and am not to worried about it, but would like to understand the type of rash it is
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

that is a steroid cream.

that is good the rash is going away on its own

most rashes can not be identified.

and are due to temporary inflammation in the body

once the inflammation gets better the rash usually gets better.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
what kind of inflammation are we talking about?
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

it could be due to gluten in your diet, viral infection, joint inflammation,

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i do have ms, but a very benign version - could that play a role?
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

of course

MS can cause inflammation in your body.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
is there any way to identify the type of inflammation, I never have had this, although I do have ms for a long time
Dermatologist: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

you can ask your doctor for blood testing to check for inflammation in your body

ESR, C reactive protein, ANA, ferritin levels, platelet levels, can check for inflammation in your body.

but these could even be normal and you can still have rash.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
while i appreciate your replies, your personal page does not list dermatology as your specialization, but oncology. this is th reason why i will ask another expert, thanks, ***** *****
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 10 months ago
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Hi

Different expert.

Inflamed pores on the legs

Actually a mild folliculitis.

If you notice, is it correct that each point is around a hair?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Hi there, just saw your reply. The rash actually also involved the palms of my hands. It appeared like little tiny bumps in a
Rather equal pattern.
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 10 months ago

picture of that?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Here is the picture of my hand, if you zoom in you see the bumps.My feet also seem affected. Did it start at my feet and then spread?
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