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Rash on arms spreading towards elbow. Itchy and inflamed. Remedy?

My husband has some kind of rash on his arms that has spread to his elbows. He has tried witch haze, eczema cream, mangos, ice, and an oatmeal bath. He tried not to scratch it but he did on accident and its bleeding . What is it? Its red and especially at night it very itchy and sometimes inflammed. What is there to help him get this gone?
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
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Dear friend,
This kind of a rash can be for various reasons. To diagnose it propery a visual inspection is reqired. However the common reasons are sun exposure, contact allergy to some clothings/ wearings and seasonal sensitivities. You should keep the area moist with generally available skin creams specially the ones with vit E & aloe vera. Use glycerine soap and resist the itching . application of Ice is better then mangos. Keep the area covered with loose clothing preferably made of cotton. You may need to visit a skin doctor if symptom persists over 2-3 days.

Hope your husband does good soon.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 2 May 2012
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