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Suggest remedy for rashes on arms

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: work last week upstate New York on the ground and after that I realized a rash on both of my arms.
do I need to check if this is poison ivy? and if so, is there a medication need to be taken for poison ivy?
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
allergy reaction to be treated as following

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history and the photo you provided carefully and can say that the rash appeared on both of your arms are due to allergic reaction. Bacterial infection is common due to itching.

I advise to :
- keep the area well clean
- apply a mixture of cream containing steroid (e.g. hydrocortisone ) with an antibiotic (e.g. mupirocin) for at least 2 weeks

If you do not see any improvement for the first days of starting medications locally, then should consult with a dermatologist as you might need oral meds.

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Albana
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Brief Answer: allergy reaction to be treated as following Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history and the photo you provided carefully and can say that the rash appeared on both of your arms are due to allergic reaction. Bacterial infection is common due to itching. I advise to : - keep the area well clean - apply a mixture of cream containing steroid (e.g. hydrocortisone ) with an antibiotic (e.g. mupirocin) for at least 2 weeks If you do not see any improvement for the first days of starting medications locally, then should consult with a dermatologist as you might need oral meds. Hope it was of help! Dr.Albana