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What causes itchy rash on forearm and wrist?

I started with a small itchy rash on the inside of my forearm. It is on my right and left arm in the same spot. Now two days later, it s on my wrists also. In the same spot as well. Kind of strange how it seems to be exactly across each other. Slightly red and moderately itchy.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
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Hello, Welcome to HCM.
I understand your concern.
This is due to urticaria because of allergy to something. It may be anything like pollen, woolen cloth, mattress, dust, animal fur or something you might have eaten and allergic to you. It is most of the time very difficult to arrive at the conclusion on what is the cause of allegy.
Take Levocetrizine tablet once a day for 2-3 days. chlorepheniramine tablet can also be taken 2-3 times a day but it may cause some sedation.
Refrain from scratching excessively. Apply steroid cream like betamethasone cream locally if it is very itchy.
Your rash should resolve in a few days.
Hope this will be helpful.
Thanks for using HCM. Take care.
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What causes itchy rash on forearm and wrist?

Hello, Welcome to HCM. I understand your concern. This is due to urticaria because of allergy to something. It may be anything like pollen, woolen cloth, mattress, dust, animal fur or something you might have eaten and allergic to you. It is most of the time very difficult to arrive at the conclusion on what is the cause of allegy. Take Levocetrizine tablet once a day for 2-3 days. chlorepheniramine tablet can also be taken 2-3 times a day but it may cause some sedation. Refrain from scratching excessively. Apply steroid cream like betamethasone cream locally if it is very itchy. Your rash should resolve in a few days. Hope this will be helpful. Thanks for using HCM. Take care.