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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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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I have an itchy feeling inside my upper chest what is it?

I have an itchy feeling inside my upper chest what is it?

Who knows: You need to be more descriptive. Do you have a rash? Dry skin? Or just itchy. Just try some lotion for a week or so ...Read more

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Have had an itchy feeling in chest for about three weeks. Started after a run.

Have had an itchy feeling in chest for about three weeks. Started after a run.

?Itchy: Not quite sure what "ITCHY" means here, but any time I hear of problems in the chest area after exercise I worry about the heart. best you see the Dr. for a good evaluation and assure your heart is ok. best wishes. ...Read more

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Itchy chest right after being in the sun for a few hours. No visible signs of anything?

Sun sensitivity: too much of a good thing may not be good. Check sunblock used if it's waterproof, may have chemicals that are irritating plus with sweat and sun can cause a hypersensitivity response. Make sure to wash it all off with mild soap and water. Also some people are more sensitive to sun exposure than others. ...Read more

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Red splotche on my chest they r itchy but not inflamed they are a few inches big and last for between 20min-2hrs. I think it's nervous. Happens a lot?

Red splotche on my chest they r itchy but not inflamed they are a few inches big and last for between 20min-2hrs. I think it's nervous. Happens a lot?

Allergy or hives: Red and itchy mean inflamed.; if they are raised warm, and blotchy, it's hives-likely an allergy or a stress reaction. If allergy, there will be a cause, if stress, learning relaxation skills will help. In either case, our immune system thinks it/you are under attack and responds. Journal when it occurs, what you have swallowed/applied/experienced in the last few hours, then to the doctor! ...Read more

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I have a light tanned coloured spot on chest..Never been there before..About 1x1cm..Not itchy..Seems to have grown..Should i be concerned..29 yrs old?

I have a light tanned coloured spot on chest..Never been there before..About 1x1cm..Not itchy..Seems to have grown..Should i be concerned..29 yrs old?

Possible fungus: Tinea versicolor could have that appearance. It is a common superficial fungal infection. Check back as well. Selsun lotion or topical anti-fungal ointments could be tried. Consider looking at overall life style. Eat healthy, exercise, get 20 minutes of sunshine vit d, and a good night sleep. ...Read more

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Coughing with itchy chest, what might these symptoms be?

Coughing with itchy chest, what might these symptoms be?

Many possibilities: Viral, bacterial infection, heart disease, water in the chest, irritation of the pleura, and many other ones. ...Read more