I'm Asian & I started having this red raised sometimes scaly rash on my arms when I came here in the US while I'm 5mos pregnant. My OB said it could be hormonal changes associated w/ prenancy. After I gave birth it became much worst & spread all over my legs too. It's been 5yrs now & I haven't seen a dermatologist coz I don't have insurance. This week I could hardly sleep because it was so itchy & it burns & it spreads on my back & butt too. I tried applying hydrocortisone 1%, olive oil, aloe vera, anti-itch lotion & took zyrtec. But still the itching would not go away & I can't help to scratch it sometimes. Could it be eczema or psoriasis?View Thread
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