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Itchy skin rashes on arms, legs. On Ideal Protein diet, successful weight loss. Rashes due to diet?

I have been on the Ideal Protein diet for 13 weeks and have been very successful. I started this week with a skin rash that itches. The rash appears on both of my arms and a few spots on my legs. I see on line that the rash can be from a diet high in protein resulting in a vitamin deficiency. I was going to check with the doctor and counselors on Monday but I came across this website so I thought I would ask.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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HI ,
Thanks for writing in.
The condition can be xerosis, pellagra ,deficiency dermatitis due to vitamin deficiency.
A good quality moisturizer application twice a day would be helpful.
For itching I usually prescribe tab.Cetirizine twice a day.
A visit to your dermatologist or physician would clarify the diagnosis.

Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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