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Having itchy rash on upper arm and back. Resulted in sores. Prescribed impetigo medicines. Took biopsy. Help?

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terrible terrible rash..;eft upper arm & back itches like crazy have had off & on for 5 years since I moved to Florida.
There is nerve damage in that area from heavy lefting. sores from scratching really bad, was given impetigo help. went to different doc..he took biopsy..don't have results yet
Posted Thu, 15 Aug 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko 1 hour later

Thanks for the query.

What you could be having might be eczema, because of the history of recurrences for many years.

Can you please clarify the nerve damage in the area from heavy 'lifting"?
What are the treatments that you have tried so far for the rash for past 5 years other than impetigo meds ?

You have a feature to upload the images of the rash by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can assess the rash better. You can also send the image as attachment to YYYY@YYYY , with the subject as 'Attn: Dr. Johny Chacko'.

Waiting to hear from you,

Take care
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