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What could cause chronic burning/itching on forearms, dermatological have no effect?

For at least 3 months I have been having severe burning/itching sensation on my lower arms, especially the left arm from the elbow to wrist. I have seen a dermatologist 3 times, used all kinds of moisturizing lotions, as well as home remedies. It feels like there are small red pimples under the skin, I can feel them, and occasionally one or two will pop through. Any idea what may be causing this
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

It could be polymorphic light eruption. It is an allergic reaction to sun. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily along with frequent and regular application of a sunscreen on the entire forearms during the day time.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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What could cause chronic burning/itching on forearms, dermatological have no effect?

Hi, It could be polymorphic light eruption. It is an allergic reaction to sun. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily along with frequent and regular application of a sunscreen on the entire forearms during the day time. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist