Dermatology/Rash

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A Dermatologist recently froze a raised spot on my arm.  The spot and surrounding area turned white.  A blister formed a day or two later.  The blister has since leaked.  I now have a scabbed area.  I also have an itchy rash looking area  surrounding the entire area that was frozen.  Is this itchy rash part of the healing process?  If not, what is suggested?

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Yes, the itchy skin is part of the healing process. You can put Cortaid or Cortisone 10 on the skin which should ease the itching. The only thing that you would have to worry about is an infection of the skin which is rare. If the skin gets more red and more tender, you would need an antibiotic.

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