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Suggest Remedies For Rashes On The Right Arm

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Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Question: Hi I have suddenly found a rash on my right arm mainly in the forearm (right) on the underside. I am concerned that this is something to worry about. It is not particularly itchy. I have had right lower abdo pain this evening and have piles. See photo. sorry if it has not come out well on my camera.

Please my fear is for Meningitis or other serious conditions that need treatment tonight.

I also have bad hip arthritis
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not meningitis!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I have reviewed your information and the attached image fully. There is no urgency addressing this rash. This is not meningitis and rarely would you have meningitis without fever and severe headaches.

Your rash is suggestive of contact dermatitis. For now, I recommend that you cleanse daily with an antiseptic lotion such as Iodine. Unless otherwise, there is no need for specific medical consultation at this time.

I wish you well. Feel free to keep me updated as well as follow up if you need more information or clarifications.
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (13 hours later)
Hi thanks for your help with this question.

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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You are welcome and do keep me updated about this.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Suggest Remedies For Rashes On The Right Arm

Brief Answer: Not meningitis! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. I have reviewed your information and the attached image fully. There is no urgency addressing this rash. This is not meningitis and rarely would you have meningitis without fever and severe headaches. Your rash is suggestive of contact dermatitis. For now, I recommend that you cleanse daily with an antiseptic lotion such as Iodine. Unless otherwise, there is no need for specific medical consultation at this time. I wish you well. Feel free to keep me updated as well as follow up if you need more information or clarifications.