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What causes burning sensation in the arm?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have burning by my right arm like a sunburn
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I would like to ask you few questions:
What is the duration of burning in the arm?
Is it present only on the right arm?
Do you have any rash or blisters on the affected arm?
Is there history of excessive sun exposure?
Have you used or applied anything new on this arm?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 23 minutes later
2 mo.it is in front an back of shoulder .no rash or blisters. I have tried alovera plant.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be photosensitivity

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your complaints and it could be photosensitivity.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like cortisone cream on the affected areas twice daily and take tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily.
Besides this you can take a short course of oral steroids like tablet prednisolone 10 mg once daily for 10 days.
Oral steroids are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
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