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Rashes on inner arms, spreading, no itching, dry raised rash. Causes?

My husband has a rash on his inner arms. It is small and round but varies in size up to a pea. It started on his inner bicep on one arm and has gone away but appeared on his inner forearm on the same side. Now it s also on his other arm, same places. It doesn t itch , it s not wide spread, just a couple small patches or a single circular dry, raised rash. What could it be?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Your husband is having small mild scaly lesions without any complaints like itching or pain..right?
It seems that it would be either tinea versicolor (TV)or erythrasma.
In both condition ,patient dose not itch.
Tinea versicicolor is fungal infection caused by melessezia furfur and erythrasma is mild bacterial disease caused by corynebacterium minutissimum.
You consult dermatologist, he will really differentiate and diagnose.
Both are treatable condition.
In T V , antifungal tablets like ketoconazole and cream like ketoconazole cream may be used.
In erythrasma ,antibiotics like azithromycine and clindamycine gel may be used.
I hope the answer would be helpful to alleviate your condition .

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
any thing can cause allergy at any time at any age
it can be medicines taken even if sos like paracetamol calcium vitamins diet suppliments or other problems
can be oils shampoo cooking oil soaps and body application materials
can corelate or consult allergy doctor who can help to find the cause
attime can use anti allergic tab
histocalamine and anti allergi ointment in affected area of skin
Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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