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Diane asked...

Hi had a few pin prick itchy spots on my back.

Hi had a few pin prick itchy spots on my back a couple on my leg one on my arm for 10 plus wks doctors say its not scabies but itch is driving me mad none on fingers or toes.

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Rashes can be caused by an allergic reaction to something you have eaten or been in contact with, It can be hormone related, be from an infection, from insect bites or even be related to circulation issues such as vasculitis. As your doctor has ruled out scabies and the rash and itch is persisting I would suggest going back to your GP and discussing referral to a Dermatologist to assess this rash. They may need to do some testing such as blood tests or skin scrapings to locate the cause of the rash as this will dictate treatment. Hopefully this will help you,

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses