Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Itchy rash on arms and legs. Used cream for atopic eczema. Is it due to heat?

I have an itchy rash on my arms and seems to follow the hair follicles. It isn t bad during the day, but in the evening I feel like I am digging into my skin, and then my skin burns. A dermatologist told me it was atopic excema and gave me some cream, but the cream only helps for a little while. The rash seems worse when I am sleeping under the covers...maybe worse with heat? I am wondering if this might be a bacterial rash?
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  97
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Is itchy rash present on face or not?
With the available information there appears to be possibility of scabies and atopic dermatitis.
Presence of itchy rash along with location suggest the diagnosis.
Atopic dermatitis is an allergic manifestation which gets precipitated by warm climate and sweating.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ dermatologist and should go for thorough check up.
Treatment depends on clinical examination.
You should apply parmethrin lotion along with calamine on affected site.
You can continue with steroid ointments.
Get well soon,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor