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Old 03-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Skin Rash/Hives

For the past 5 weeks now, i had a burning itchy skin rash that was only one the right arm. Then, my left arm starting getting red without the itch or burning. There is some red spots on my chest and lower leg. My doc (dermatologist) stays that based on my condition, i have allergic contact dermatitis (which im guess is similar to hives). I never had any allergies nor have any allergies symptoms. I am wondering, is this normal and how could it happen? I have an allergy test set for a few weeks from now

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Old 03-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #2
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Re: Skin Rash/Hives

contact dermatitis will cause hives, itching, redness etc and like the name says it means you've come in contact with something in those areas where the reaction appears. since you have it in so many places, it could be anything from the soap you use to the laundry powder etc. I get it from certain soaps, most jewellery, a lot of different plants when I'm gardening etc so I just have to be careful to protect my skin from coming in contact with those things and once you know what you are reacting to then that becomes really easy.

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