Arm pain, Itching: 7 Possible Causes
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What causes arm pain and itching? 7 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Bites and Stings

Whether you're in the water, on a mountain trail, or in your backyard, wildlife you encounter have ways of protecting themselves and their territory. One method of defense involves biting or stinging. The wounds ca...

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2

Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches of skin often accompanied by silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It may occur anywhere on the body.

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3

Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox can live on in your nervous tissues.

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4

Impetigo

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin condition. It usually occurs on the face, neck, and hands of young children and infants. It occurs rarely in adults.

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5

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infectious condition transmitted via tick bite. A "bull's eye" rash at the site of the bite is an early symptom of this disease.

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6

Sickle Cell Anemia

Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes sickle cells to be sickle-shaped.

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7

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a bone marrow disorder in which the body produces an excessive amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. Blood is carrie...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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