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Suggest treatment for red rashes on elbows

I am 64 years old and live an active liftstyle. I work on the road 3 or 4 days a week as a project manager. A red skin rash has appeared first on the inside of my elbows on both arms and seems to have a few spots coming visible on my forearms. Very itchy. No blisters but looks a little puffy and the skin seems to have little wrinkles where the red spots are. its lasted about 3 or 4 weeks and I thought it was subsiding but has flared up again. Thank you for any suggestions.
Wed, 6 Jan 2016
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of red rashes on elbows which seems to be due to contact dermatitis . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like allergic reaction,psoriasis , skin infection, fungal infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to keep your skin clean and dry , protect it from sun , apply only petroleum jelly and take antihistamine like benadryl twice a day. If condition doesn't get well then consult dermatologist for proper examination. Doctor may order certain test like skin patch test , blood test , allergy test and take history to rule out the side effects of certain drug . Doctor may prescribe immunosuppressants along with anti inflammatory and corticosteroid ointment . Doctor may also prescribe antifungal like fluconazole or anti bacterial like clindamycin .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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