What does a dotted rash on hand without itching suggest?

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a small dotted rash on my arm. Doesn't itch, hasn't changed in 4-5 days. Smaller than a dime and looks like a circle full of dots in a pattern sort of like the surface of a basketball. Any ideas what it might be from? I do have alergies but have never seen this before.
Answered by Dr. Nishad BN 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be caterpillar bite.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. This can be from caterpillar bite. Have you gone into forest areas or into bushes?
Applying aloe vera gel will be helpful for this.
If that is not helping then over the counter corticosteroid cream containing hydrocortisone can be used.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
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