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Old 02-11-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
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Rash on forearms

I've had this horrible itching on my forearms, just above the wrist (before the hand) on the back and thumb side of my arm. So not on the thin skin right on the inner arm, but more on the outside. I've got little bumps (just raised red bumps like mosquito bites, not fluid-filled or anything), that get bigger when I scratch, and I've scratched some of them open and now have a small scab or two. It's on both arms, and it's been about a week. No changes in my detergent or soaps or anything that I can think of. And no itching anywhere else.

The weirdest thing is that a girl in my class was complaining about a rash on her forearms about 3-4 weeks ago.... Some sort of forearm-specific contagious rash going around??? Or does anybody else have any better ideas?

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Rash on forearms

Well my first thought was some type of contact dermatitis. I had a rash on my forearms once from transplanting a conifer tree.
But Then I realised I've had some irritation on my forarms recently too. Itching & burning, but no real rash. So I was thinking it was because of the winter dry air and pushing my sleeves up & down (usually a sweater) caused the irritation and itching.

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