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A 26-year-old female asked:

When very panicked/stressed i get painless red blotches all over my chest. it goes away after a while. can you explain what it is?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is likely: triggered by your anxiety - it could be hives/ urticaria. To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga or exercise program

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Last updated Nov 2, 2014

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