Winter Rash on Arms and Legs
I am a male and I am presently 61 years old. I live in the United States in Maryland. It seems that for the past ten years I get a skin rash on both sides of my body. This rash appears in late November and goes away in early March, all the time - each and every year. So, basically it is with me during the winter months when the climate is cold and dry. When I break out in this rash, I get it on both sides of my arms (left and right at the same time), then I get it on both front upper legs in the same area for a while. Then maybe it will come just under the arms, once again on both sides.
The rash seems to copy the same area on both sides of my body for some strange reason. It is sort of like a mirror image of one side. I use a lot of Lubriderm as much as possible during the day and after taking showers which tends to slow down the skin itching. I have also tried Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream, which does not help much on the itch.
The interesting thing about this rash it that it has never appeared on the back part of my arms or legs. (I don't want to say that too loud, or else it might actually happen).
I was told it was the cold weather and because of taking hot showers. However, I am not really sure what causes it. I just know it happens every year around the same time, effects both sides of my body in the same locations, like in stereo. When this itchy rash goes away in one area, it comes back in a different area. The only thing I can think of is that it is due to the weather. It started when I was around 50 years old, and I am 61 now.
If anyone reading this post can share their thoughts about this rash or is experiencing something similar, I would appreciate a comment to this post.