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I have bumps/rash on my arms but doesn't itch. I'm itching in other places though. Help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 30, 2015
  • 03:06 PM

2 weed ago I noticed a rash/bumps on both of my arms. The rash doesn't itch but other parts of my body itch, but not bad. I was afraid it was scabies, so I went to the E.R. The doctor said he thought it was Dermititis and that it wasn't scabies. Just in case he prescribed me medicine for both. I have had a rash covering my whole body before that looked like a sunburn and itched really bad from stress/anxiety. I'm wondering if this rash is stress related. I would like any feedback. Has anyone had these symptoms and if so what was it? Any information would help. Thanks.

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  • Im so sorry to hear about your rash. My name is Debbie I am a microbiologist. The term Dermititus is so vague. Ask you Doctor if it is caused by something you ate, rubbed up against. Is it a Bacteria or perhaps a fungus. Have him do a wet mount and a culture to positively identify the specific organism that is causing your discomfort. Then and only then will you get the proper medication to eleviate the problem. Even an antibiotic sensitivity test would be a good idea to find the best anitbiotic. So many Doctors get away without actually positively identifying the problem and just throwing a generalized antibiotic at you. This can actually make you sicker and the infection can grow more resistent to antibiotic/ or antifungal treatment. Always take a look at what you had been doing in the days and even weeks prior to contacting the "Dermititus". i.e. have you been scratched or bitten, worked in a garden etc. Does anyone else you now have it or has complained about a rash?
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