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Have a rash, not red on lower arm and neck. Why is it itchy under sun?

I have a rash (not red) on my lower arm and neck .(extremeley itchy especially in the sun. Lately (past two weeks)I have had a great deal pain in my joints (both arms) and cant sleep without taking ibuprofen which does help. Sometimes my hips and the bottom of my feet get a throbbing pain but does not last long like the pain in my lower arms and across my shoulders.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

You might be suffering from an autoimmune disorder.

Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis may be thought of.

Your description matches with this.

Please get an ANA profile done.

This will bring out what exactly is going on.

Treatment is with anti histamines like cetrizine.

Steroids might be required if it is severe.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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