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What causes itching on the face and arms?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi , I started feeling itching on my face & arms and within no time it got converted into bunch of red Brassers..
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 32 minutes later
Hi ,

Please refer the attached images.

Regards,
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Either acneform eruption or contact dermatitis, answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs and their are 2 possibilities:
either acneform eruption or contact dermatitis.
I need to ask you few questions:
What is the extent ot itching?
Have you used or applied anything new on the face?
Have you recently gone for waxing or bleaching or facials of the affected areas?
What is the duration of these bumps?
Are you taking any medicines or having any other ailments?
Kindly revert with the answers.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 40 hours later
What is the extent of itching?
Ans : ( Not much but it is in different parts like arms ,waist line area, under breast, shoulders etc..and these are like what we call as prickly heat rashes.

Have you used or applied anything new on the face?
Ans : ( i use tea tree face wash and have used it earlier also however yes have got a new bottle of the same .

Have you recently gone for waxing or bleaching or facials of the affected areas?
Ans : No parlor treatment taken..

What is the duration of these bumps?
Ans : Not really long for the bumps, have observed them post itching only, however this prickly heat rashes are still there.

Are you taking any medicines or having any other ailments?
Ans : No medicine taken however i am going through my monthly cycle.

thanks.
Hope these helps !
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be dermatitis, apply topical steroid and antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your complaints and it seems to be dermatitis.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like mometasone cream on the affected areas twice daily for 5-7 days along with antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once daily at bedtime for 7 days,
This should resolve the bumps as well as the itching.
Besides this avoid hot humid weather, wear loose cotton clothes and stay in a cool airy environment.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 58 minutes later
Thanks for your suggestion and help !

Regards,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome!!
All the best!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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