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Reddish itchy rash on the arm. Using a fungal cream. Could this rash be due to the blood draw?

On the inside bend of my left arm I have a reddish itchy rash . I went to the grocery pharmacist and they thought it might be a fungus and recommended athletes foot cream. Does that sound okay? The area began itching just a little bit, about a month ago. No visual redness or rash until this week. If I am not mistaken, my left arm was the arm where they drew blood for blood work a little over a month ago. would it take this long to develop a rash if it is related to my blood being drawn? Thank you, Lisa
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Hi Lisa,
It is very unlikely that you would have a delayed reaction to a needle stick to your arm more than one month after the episode. I feel that this problem is much more acute and might be related to some infection or allergy. It is best to get this evaluated by your doctor before applying any anti-fungal ointment over the area since the cause might be other than a fungal infection.
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