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What do red itchy rash on arms indicate?

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: experiencing red itchy rash on insides of upper arms. this condition followed a bee sting on Friday.
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
delayed hypersensitivity reaction

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Allergic responses can be immediate or delayed.

The allergic response can be termed a hypersensitivity reaction, when it is delayed it is called a delayed hypersensitivity reaction.
It is different from the immediate response because it can occur 48 to 72 hours after initial exposure.

This delayed reaction would be the reason for your rash.

You can continue the use of the benadryl that you were using for your reaction.

The reaction should completely resolve within the next 2 to 3 days.

I hope this helps,feel free to ask any other questions
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