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The centre of my chest the outside feels really itchy ?

The centre of my chest the outside feels really itchy ?

Here are some ...: Itchy skin oftentimes results from atopic dermatitis, tine carpers, psoriasis, or other allergy-based skin change. But without reviewing detailed Hx and having a direct look or needed exam at times, it's hard to come up a right diagnosis. However, Its Rx has been about the same with topical steroid cream gingerly under supervision, except Tinea which requires adding anti fungal drug. More? Ask Doc ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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I've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?

I've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?

Possibly: It's difficult to say as dry cough could mean you are getting better. If there is no fever, shortness of breath, chest pain you can wait but perhaps a check up with your doctor is indicated ? ...Read more

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I cough a lot and my eyes get super itchy. When I cough, my chest feels tingly too. What could it be?

I cough a lot and my eyes get super itchy. When I cough, my chest feels tingly too. What could it be?

Eye Itch: The combination of cough and eye itching may signal some sort of allergic response. Go to your primary doctor to be checked for asthma and seasonal or chronic allergies. Itchy eyes are often a symptom of allergic conjunctivitis which may be treated with Pataday or zaditor, or of blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids and lashes, which is treated with lid scrubs, compresses, and antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps on my chest for months.They are not red, rarely itchy, and feel like chicken skin. What could cause this?slowly spreading on chest

I have tiny bumps on my chest for months.They are not red, rarely itchy, and feel like chicken skin. What could cause this?slowly spreading on chest

Bumps: These could be tiny inclusion cysts or blocked skin pores rather than any other type of pathological eruption. For further concerns consult your physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an odd tingling itchy feeling in my right chest area and straight thought to my shoulder. When touched if feels like a burn. ?

I have been experiencing an odd tingling itchy feeling in my right chest area and straight thought to my shoulder. When touched if feels like a burn. ?

Hard to say.: How long has this been going on? Sometimes this can be the first symptoms of shingles, but there are other possibilities, and we don't have enough information to give you a very accurate answer. See your doc and get checked soon. ...Read more

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I have a bump or a cyst(unsure) of size about half my thumb on my chest for few years. It's red and does not cause any pain but sometimes feel itchy.

I have a bump or a cyst(unsure) of size about half my thumb on my chest for few years. It's red and does not cause any pain but sometimes feel itchy.

Cyst: Most likely since you have had this for a long time without change it is either s cyst or fatty tumor. If worries you or if it changes see your doctor ...Read more

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Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back. I feel great. What cld it be?

Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back.  I feel great.  What cld it be?

Non-itchy rash: Many possibilities: might be sensitivity to bath soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dyes/ chemicals in new (unwashed) shirt, cologne or body spray; if u sweat a lot, might be prickly heat; might be viral infection like measles/ rubella. Cool compresses & oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec/benadryl) may help. See doc for close exam of rash for more exact possibilities. ...Read more

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