I have a history of contact dermatitis. What could be causing the red or purple itchy spots inside my arms and biceps?

Q. What could be the reason for the red and purple itchy spots on the skin?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 17, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 21, 2023

Hi doctor,

I just moved from one country to another and have been eating many unusual foods. I am a vegan but have eaten meat and transferred from being primarily vegetarian due to hidden meat and animal products in food. I include this information as I wonder if this results from food. I get a lot of mosquito bites and am constantly itchy. However, some unique purple and red spots are clustered only inside my arms and biceps. One is itchy regularly, while the other is just there. It might be from my workout routine, but I have lifted much heavier weights regularly weeks earlier. I have never had anything like this.

I have had contact dermatitis in the past, and my contact dermatitis does not look like this.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query and examined your given pictures (attachment removed for patient identity protection). Unfortunately, it seems you have developed allergic contact dermatitis. You can use topical Mometasone cream local application twice daily and take a tablet of Levocetirizine once daily for one week after consulting your general physician or nearby dermatologist.

Thank you.

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