Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Itchy raised rash on arms which clears away.

Resolved Question:

Hi Doctor,

Quick question for you. I've recently developed a situation where once or twice a day, seemingly ar random, I get a small rash, usually on the arms but sometimes on the upper thigh. It's just slightly itchy and usually it's small raised bumps. It clears up in 10 min or less. What could this be?

Category: Dermatologist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
 19 Doctors Online

Thank you for your consult at

This is most likely urticaria called papular urticaria. You can apply cortisone cream twice a day when it occurs.

That should help to resolve the rash.
I hope it helps, please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care

Patient replied :

Thanks for the reply. What else could it be? Also the rash only happens for 10 min. Do I just apply when it happens and for how long?

It is unlikely to be anything else. A transient rash, which disappears within minutes to within 24 hours of appearance is classical of urticaria. I can help to give you all possible diagnoses if I can see the current rash. Could you please send me a recent picture of the rash?
You need to apply the cream when the rash comes and leave it on but the cream shouldn't be applied more than twice a day.
Take care.
Take care

Patient replied :

Thank you doctor and sorry for the delayed reply. attached are the images. this lasted for about 5 - 10 min. looking forward to the possible diagnoses.


Thanks for your reply.

You seem to be having urticaria which follows a typical history of rash coming n going on its own.

You need to take antihistamine like Allegra once a day for two weeks n see it helps with the recurrence.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news