What are the red bumpy rashes on my forearms and scrotum that keep spreading ?
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The red bumpy rash that has spread all over your body with occasional itching can be due to -
1.Dermatitis- skin irritation due to soaps, cosmetics, fibres, etc.
2.Allergy- may be to a food item you consume very often like gluten sensitivity. Try to remain on a gluten free diet for a few days and see if it gets relieved.
3. Eczema- Dryness and red spots appear due to itching. An examination from your dermatologist will confirm the diagnosis and will prescribe the drugs best for you.
Most simple rashes improve with gentle skin care and avoiding irritating substances. You can help the improvement by
* Avoid scrubbing your skin.
* Use as little soap as possible. Use gentle cleansers instead.
* Avoid applying cosmetic lotions or ointments directly on the rash.
* Use warm (not hot) water for cleaning. XXXXXXX dry, don't rub.
* Eliminate any newly added cosmetics or lotions.
* Leave the affected area exposed to the air as much as possible.
* Try calamine medicated lotion.
* Hydrocortisone cream (1%) is available without a prescription and may soothe many rashes.
If the patches become more of purple rather than red then you must consult your dermatologist.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
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