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I've had an itchy rash on my arms for four weeks. what is the

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I've had an itchy rash on my arms for four weeks. what is the best treatment for it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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itchy rash can be caused by various possibilities.

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Dry skin eczema is the most common cause.

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That means dry climate is causing reaction to the skin.

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Another possibility can be fungal infection of the skin

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That can cause itchy rash as well.

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Initially, you should try hydrocortisone cream twice daily.

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Hydrocortisone is available over the counter.

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Also use a moisturizer like Eucerine intense daily mosturizer lotion.

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If this does not help in 2-3 days, then you should see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

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You will likely require more potent steroid cream and also anti fungal cream if there is infection.

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Oatmeal bath soak will will also help daily.

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Best wishes,

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