What Can Cause Rashes On Both Arms?

Question

Asked by Catherine Marshall

What Can Cause Rashes On Both Arms?

My husband has arm rashes on both his arms that are bumpy and itchy. He has had this for two weeks.

Answer

Hi Catherine,

You may want to phrase this as a question, so we are clearer on what you want to know. I'll take a guess, though, that you're asking if the rashes might be due to allergies. My answer is -- maybe. However, there is no way we can diagnose your husband over the Web.

Allergies do often cause rashes that are itchy, but they are not the only thing that can cause that. It would probably be a good idea for him to see his personal physician for an exam and evaluation of the rash.

Meanwhile, an over the counter cortisone cream may provide some relief from the itching. Calamine lotion is another option.

To your health,

Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton