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Reddish itchy bumps spreading on the elbow. Need immediate medication

Hi. In the past few days red itchy bumps started popping up on my right elbow and has grew to a large patch, now they are very tiny bumps forming up my right and left forearms and I have just a few red raised bumps on my left elbow... While working my elbows and arms are exsposed and get a lil sweaty and dirty. .. What should I do because the bumps a mutiplying fast
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query

You seem to be developing an allergic skin reaction.

considering the sites involved in your case, possibility of a photosensitive rash which is a sun induced rash can be considered.

Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
use a sunscreen regularly with spf of atleast 26.
Wear cotton clothes.
Wear full sleeved shirts in order to avoid direct sun light.

Apply a topical steroid cream over the area twice a day for 3 to five days.
Can take oral antihistamines for itching.

Hope it helps

dr geetika Paul
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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