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What could be the cause of a red streak on the skin?

I noticed a few minutes ago that I have a red streak running on the top of my right forearm about 5 inches long. It has a spot in the middle that is kind of like a bump and sore to the touch. It is not paining or itching or hurting in any way and I have no injures or bites of any kind. What could this be?
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
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Hi,

It may be phytophotodermatitis most probably. Consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment. There may be some cause like some plants, that should be taken in knowledge. Avoid the contact if found. And get treatment from expert dermatologist.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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What could be the cause of a red streak on the skin?

Hi, It may be phytophotodermatitis most probably. Consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment. There may be some cause like some plants, that should be taken in knowledge. Avoid the contact if found. And get treatment from expert dermatologist. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist