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    What is the treatment for an itchy rash on forearm?

I have a rash on my right forearm that itches terribly. There are also spots that are bright red where the skin has come off. I have tried creams for itching and even an antibiotic cream but nothing seems to work. I can also feel the rash underneath the skin but cannot see it all.
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

It could be a papular urticaria. Papular urticaria is commonly due to an allergic reaction to an insect bite. You could apply a calamine lotion and an antihistamine tablet for a week. If your symptoms do not improve after a week, you should consult your Dermatologist.

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