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What Causes Itching And Burning Sensation In The Right Arm?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: About 1 wk after cutting down some branches and moving them in the Keys after Hurricane XXXXXXX I had what I thought were scratches. Instead of healing they became itchy and burning and developed into these two almost rings on my right arm (see attached photos). What do you think it is? And how can I treat it?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be irritant or allergic reaction, potent topical steroid & antihis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through your complaints as well as reviewed the attached photographs.
These rashes could be due to an irritant or allergic reaction to some material in the branches of the tree and that’s why they are looking inflammed.
I would recommend you to apply potent topical steroid like clobetasol propiinate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching for 8-10 days.
This should resolve it.
Steroidal preparations are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor to get them.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Can't you write the prescription for me?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not allowed to write a prescription

Detailed Answer:
We are not allowed to write a prescription on this site.
Alternatively you can try applying some midpotency steroid like triamcinolone acetonide cream on the affected areas.
I hope this to be available as over the counter in your country.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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What Causes Itching And Burning Sensation In The Right Arm?

Brief Answer: Seems to be irritant or allergic reaction, potent topical steroid & antihis Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic I have gone through your complaints as well as reviewed the attached photographs. These rashes could be due to an irritant or allergic reaction to some material in the branches of the tree and that’s why they are looking inflammed. I would recommend you to apply potent topical steroid like clobetasol propiinate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching for 8-10 days. This should resolve it. Steroidal preparations are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor to get them. Regards Dr Asmeet