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What causes a rash on the elbow?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: This is my elbow. What do you think it is? It is only on one elbow, its the elbow I always lean on.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry about ma'am, avoid resting on it from hereon

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. The rash does seem like irritated skin purely due to the pressure applied on it and more frequently doing so. I would recommend simple steps:

+Avoid resting your elbow on any surface, to avoid pressure on it
+Use any steroid cream you can get your hands on and apply generously at least twice daily for 2 weeks
+Make sure the region is always well moisturised
+Weight loss is also recommended ma'am
+Drink plenty of water

If the region itches, then please do write back to me informing me about this and I shall guide you accordingly. I hope you find my response helpful, please do not hesitate to write to me anytime, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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What causes a rash on the elbow?

Brief Answer: Nothing to worry about ma'am, avoid resting on it from hereon Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. The rash does seem like irritated skin purely due to the pressure applied on it and more frequently doing so. I would recommend simple steps: +Avoid resting your elbow on any surface, to avoid pressure on it +Use any steroid cream you can get your hands on and apply generously at least twice daily for 2 weeks +Make sure the region is always well moisturised +Weight loss is also recommended ma'am +Drink plenty of water If the region itches, then please do write back to me informing me about this and I shall guide you accordingly. I hope you find my response helpful, please do not hesitate to write to me anytime, I am always here to help. Best wishes.