Question by  timerunning (805)

What does it mean when there is a lingering itchiness but the rash is gone.

I had a rash all over my leg a few days ago, but it is all gone now. However, my leg still itches really bad.


Answer by  bash (1026)

It may be due to some allergy like food allergy or allergy from medicine you took. Stop using soap and try some alternate substitute or chane the brand of soap.


Answer by  Pjp (14)

A possible explanation is that the rash is gone from sight but in the mind there may still be attachment to the idea of the rash which caused the itchiness in the first place.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

More than likely it means that whatever caused the rash is still in your blood stream and present, but not as bad as it has been.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

If it was a rash due to a bug bite it is usually a mild allergic reaction to the liquid the bug injects into your blood stream. You could try anti-itch cream and see if that helps or take a semi cold shower to get rid of the itch.

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