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A 22-year-old female asked:

woke up with a slight rash&a few bumps on chest. keeps getting worse,itches horribly&burns. no new exposures. what could have caused this? help??

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possible causes: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Heat rash : Excessive sweating is the usual cause for hypersensitivity skin reactions like this, but your biggest concern is that your own body flora, the bacteria that live in harmony in your skin, normally, do not take over and set up skin infections that spread and threaten your life if resistant strains are at play! Be careful, have your doctor examine you carefully and suggest therapy as soon as possible

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