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What causes an itchy red bumpy rash on the elbow?

hi I have had an itchy red bumpy rash on my right elbow and on top of my lower arm and spotty itchy rash on my left lower underside arm just above my elbow. I have tried a few different creams. Some from my doctor but nothing seems to work. This has been going on since January. Can anyone help please ?
Fri, 29 Apr 2016
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Hi Dear ,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have raised red bumpy rashes on cheeks and neck which occur daily on particular time . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like allergy from specific food like some people are allergic to sea food and nuts , side effect of certain medicine , sensitivity to sun or some underlying condition like skin infection and psoriasis . I would suggest you to avoid sea food and nuts , apply cold compresses to rashes to reduce redness and swelling and take anti histamine like benadryl . Consult dermatologist for proper diagnosis . Doctor may order skin test for allergy to particular food or thing like detergents . Doctor may prescribe anti allergic medicine or corticosteroid ointment or may refer you to allergy specialist .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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