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red itchy rash only on arms --- scabies?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2008
  • 09:35 PM

i woke up a week ago with this red, itchy, rash (looked like pimples or in grown hairs) on the backside of both hands, that by end of week had spread to my wrists and forearms but no other part of body. i was dumb and played with a few and there was definite pus that oozed out of them when i squeezed them. anyways, i was concerned so by fri went to doc, and i told her i thought it was allergic rxn to this new victoria secrets lotion, but was confused why it would spread to forearms, she said could be but thought it looked like scabies but wasn't 100% certain. she gave me meds in case it was just allergic rxn as well as tx for scabies. can scabies really only be confined to just my arms and NO other part of my body? if its scabies how come my livein bf didn't become infected with it - she said its pretty contagious esp a live in bf) they are looking better, much smaller, most look scabbed over, and much less redness around them, however still a bit itchy at times! anyone that has had a similar rash or scabies any comments, concerns, questions, reasurrances would be appreciated!

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