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Old 08-09-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Recurring rash then pain on upper arm

I have no idea if this is just a skin problem or something else. A few months ago I developed an extremely itchy spot on my upper arm. I refrained from scratching it as much as possible to avoid irritation. It lasted about 3 days and then my arm started to hurt pretty badly. It was also warm to the touch but no longer itched. The pain lasted about 4 days and slowly worked its way down my arm those few days.

Well, about a week ago, I got a mild sunburn (next to nothing) on my upper arms/chest. The same itching occurred in the same area of my arm but nowhere else. I did not scratch it. The pain came back but this time I have a huge bruise.

Has anyone had this happen or does anyone have ANY idea what this might be?


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Old 08-10-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Re: Recurring rash then pain on upper arm

It sounds like an infection to me. You really need to have someone (GP or dermatologist) take a look at it to rule out anything serious, like staph - more than likely it's just cellulitis.

Old 08-10-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
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Re: Recurring rash then pain on upper arm

Oh my gosh! I looked up cellulitis -- I think you're right! I even saw pictures and they resemble the way my arm looks. I'm calling the doctor in the morning. It will be nice to get relief! Thanks so much! Julie

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