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What causes redness and itching of arm?

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my arm is red like blood under skin and itches will go away after a few weeks
Posted Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 6 minutes later
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Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Can you please attach a photo of it? It would be much easier to give precise answer.
Redness usually indicates an inflammation. The red area should be also swollen and painful in case of inflammation.
Such inflammation can be caused by several things including bacterial infection (erysipelas), veins thrombosis, impeded veins flow due to changes in armpit lymph nodes (breast cancer), allergic reaction (caused by some bug bite for example).
Most of mentioned reasons need medical attention and proper treatment. That is why waiting is not a good idea. Please consult your doctor.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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