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Forearm Itch Checker

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Your Forearm Itch May Also be Known as:
Arm itchiness
Arm itching
Arm itchy
Arm scratchiness
Arm scratching
Arm scratchy
Forearm scratchiness

Top 3 Forearm Itch Causes

  1. 1.Insect Bite on the Arm

    Insect bites are a common occurrence. Despite the discomfort they cause, most bites are harmless and will resolve on their own.

    Insect bites can be treated with an oral antihistamine like Benadryl and anti-itch lotions.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    forearm redness, mild forearm pain, swollen forearm, forearm itch, forearm bump
    Symptoms that always occur with insect bite on the arm:
    forearm redness
    Symptoms that never occur with insect bite on the arm:
    fever, worsening forearm redness, severe forearm pain, high-pitched breathing, wheezing, racing heart beat
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Arm

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    You can safely treat this condition on at home. The main treatment for this disease is to avoid the substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Moisturizer can also be helpful to provide relief for your inflamed skin.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    forearm redness, forearm itch, scabbed area of the forearm
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the arm:
    forearm redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored forearm bump, small forearm lump, painful forearm lump, forearm itch, marble sized forearm lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Forearm Itch

  • Q.Is your forearm itchiness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.About your [forearm], do you notice:
  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our forearm itch symptom checker.

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Forearm Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced forearm itch have also experienced:

    • 9% Upper Arm Itch
    • 7% Wrist Itch
    • 4% Shoulder Itch
  • People who have experienced forearm itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Less Than a Week
    • 26% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced forearm itch were most often matched with:

    • 18% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Arm
    • 11% Dermatofibroma
    • 6% Insect Bite on the Arm

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