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What are some causes for chest rash?

What are some causes for chest rash?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Rash On Chest (Definition)

Rash (exanthem): is a lesion (s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones, or contact with damaging substances. Rash of ...Read more


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Skin biopsy shows early connective tissue disease. What is connective tissue disease? Why would it cause a chest rash? Or flushing w/ stress, emotion?

Skin biopsy shows early connective tissue disease. What is connective tissue disease? Why would it cause a chest rash? Or flushing w/ stress, emotion?

Get 2nd pathologist: "Connective tissue disease" was an obsolete word for the lupus / scleroderma / dermatomyositis family decades ago. Unless this is a second-hand report of a biopsy that showed nonspecific inflammatory changes that anybody can have, I would ask that the case be reviewed by another pathologist if the rash might be a real problem. Lots of folks flush with stress ("stress urticaria"); it's normal. ...Read more

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What could cause the rash on chest upper back and neck?

What could cause the rash on chest upper back and neck?

Depends on the cause: Since many things can lead to a rash over those areas, the different etiologies require different treatment. Try seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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What ailment causes chest pain, rash behind ankles as well as pain on the veins?

What ailment causes chest pain, rash behind ankles as well as pain on the veins?

Depends: Without seeing the rash and doing some testing it is hard to say, may be certain type of vasculitis, can be dvt, can be pericarditis, may be some autoimmune diseases, go to your doctor and get checked as soon as you can, it is very possible that it is something serious. ...Read more

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What causes pimply rash on chest arms legs back?

What causes pimply rash on chest arms legs back?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to tell without being able to see the rash. See a dermatologist and then you will know. ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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Sudden chest rash, causes, prevention and treatment?

Sudden chest rash, causes, prevention and treatment?

Describe: Please describe your sudden rash! You need to have it looked at for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

Hives: There are many reasons to develop hives, like food allergy, medication allergy, sometimes contact allergy and also unknown causes. You need a detailed evauation to determine the cause of your hives, an allergist can help. ...Read more

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Positive ANA and high creatine in blood tests. Chest pain and flutter and skin rash on chest. Are these related? What could cause these?

Positive ANA and high creatine in blood tests. Chest pain and flutter and skin rash on chest. Are these related? What could cause these?

Could be LUPUS,,: These signs could all point to sle or systemic lupus erythematosus. Your creatinine can mean renal involvement, and the rash, although sle has the malar or "butterfly" rash on the face, not the chest, and heart involvement is inflammation, like carditis, more than rhythm changes, but no two cases are alike. This is seen more in women. It can also be lyme disease. See your dr. For more tests. ...Read more

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What could cause sore legs, sore throat, and a rash on chest?

What could cause sore legs, sore throat, and a rash on chest?

Many possibilities: See a doctor. This combination of symptoms should be evaluated and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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What is a pimply rash on chest?

What is a pimply rash on chest?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Rash on chest its like blotches?

Rash on chest its like blotches?

Below: Rashes are difficult to DX, an exam is necessary to make an accurate DX.

Without a visual exam, it is impossible to give you an answer. ...Read more

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What can be done for a chest rash?

What can be done for a chest rash?

Depends: It depends on the cause. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Blistery rash on chest what is it?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rash on chest?

What is the definition or description of: Rash on chest?

Rash on chest: Rash (exanthem): is a lesion (s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones, or contact with damaging substances.
Rash of chest affects anterior thorax. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest and rash on back.

I am experiencing rash on chest and rash on back.

Incomplete info: Kindly resubmit with more details, or better get a virtual consult / visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Shingles: If you have one sided skin pain in a wrap-around band from chest to back, this is early shingles. Perhaps you've been under stress lately to cause it to come out. Hope you're reading this now because u need antivirals-- Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir. Go to ER now or call MD. I have been able to stop cases like yours when identified this early. Once rash comes, it will evolve and cause problems. ...Read more

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For months, ocassionally when earing I have sudden rash on chest, heve sometimes sick. When sick, feels hard to bring up sic when this happens sometim?

For months, ocassionally when earing I have sudden rash on chest, heve sometimes sick. When sick, feels hard to bring up sic when this happens sometim?

Metal allergy.: I hope I am reading this right. Please tell me if I am right. Are you trying to say that you get rash on chest and feel nauseous without vomiting when you are wearing earring?
If so, it is possible you are allergic to the metal in the earring you are wearing. Though some rash at the ear lobe is more common, systemic reaction cause rash elsewhere and nausea. Avoid wearing earring with this metal. ...Read more

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13yrs. Son got raised hive-like rash on chest?

13yrs. Son got raised hive-like rash on chest?

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling and itching. Other triggers of urticaria can be cold/heat, stress, medicines, or foods to name a few. ...Read more

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Rash on chest area; only seen since a hour ago and few times through out the last couple of days. What could it be? Allergic reaction to something?

Rash on chest area; only seen since a hour ago and few times through out the last couple of days. What could it be? Allergic reaction to something?

Could be: Are they itchy? It is likely be allergy reaction. Sometimes could be hive. Check with your doctor is a good way. ...Read more

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Hi I've had pain in the bottom of my back for months. The last few days I've had Constant pain between my shoulders neck and chest have rash on chest?

MSK w/ Rash: The pain in your back, neck, and shoulders are most likely related to a musculoskeletal issue and should be addressed by your doctor. The rash on your chest is unlikely related to the neck and shoulder pain, but shingles should be ruled out. Discuss with your doctor or send pictures. ...Read more

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What could a rash on chest and belly be?

What could a rash on chest and belly be?

Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Strange rash on chest and moving to neck. Looks like squares then linking together on chest, not yet on neck. Ideads?

Strange rash on chest and moving to neck. Looks like squares then linking together on chest, not yet on neck. Ideads?

Rash: There are many possibilities for cause of this rash. Consider contact dermatitis with perfume or necklace or side effect of medication. If rash continues or gets worse then see your doctor or a dermatologist to make the diagnosis and give treatment. ...Read more

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5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?

5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?

Strep test: It appears that your child has scarlet fever. I hope she is under treatment. Have her soak in colloid oatmeal baths to reduce the itching. ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

See DR NOW: Get off the internet and take the child to a DR. Not an "urgent care" or convenience clinic. See your pediatrician or PCP or go to ER. High fever for 6 days may be something we need to treat and may be serious. ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Rash: roseola rash comes after the fever breaks
but this rash is worrisome
press on it if it does not blanch it is petichea and your child needs urgent attention
needs to be seen ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between a regular rash and a rash related to HIV? Have what looks like a rash on chest. Never had sex before in my life.

How do I know the difference between a regular rash and a rash related to HIV? Have what looks like a rash on chest. Never had sex before in my life.

Rashes aren't: From HIV. human immunovirus weakens your immune system to allow infections to attack the body more easily. If you aren't sexually active (that includes oral sex) and don't do IV drugs then your risk of contracting HIV is unlikely. If a rash doesn't go away then see your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Red rash on chest and back. Not like acne. What should I put on it?

I don't know: Without more information, we can't recommend a specific treatment. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have a red rash on chest and lower back. What is it and do I have to go to urgent care to get remedy?

Have a red rash on chest and lower back. What is it and do I have to go to urgent care to get remedy?

Need a visit: A red rash can be due to many, many things. You need someone to look at your rash, and take your history to figure out the cause. Common causes can be a heat rash, medication reaction, plant sensitivity, reaction to soaps, laundry detergents. It could also be due to an underlying illness, either infectious or other. ...Read more

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Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Allergic reaction: The severity of allergies varies and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis (shock) — a potentially life-threatening emergency. If your symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it immediately. If you are developing a breathing problems call 911. ...Read more

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Taking ciprofloxacin and developed a slight rash on chest after being in the sun all day. Should I take benadryl?

Taking ciprofloxacin and developed a slight rash on chest after being in the sun all day. Should I take benadryl?

? Photosensitivity,: A side effect of cipro, rash due to prolonged sun exposure, which you need to avoid while you are taking the drug. Taking Benadryl won't solve the issue, and cipro shouldn't be the first drug of choice if there are other alternatives especially in acute URIs/UTIs, unless your doctor judged otherwise. If the rash progresses or more severe reaction occurs, stop the medicine and see your doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest. It started two weeks ago and they are now beginning to look a bit like bruises/hickeys. Help?

I am experiencing rash on chest. It started two weeks ago and they are now beginning to look a bit like bruises/hickeys. Help?

Nice try: Appreciate your trying to describe your rash, but you really have to be seen to be diagnosed. Duration of the rash also signals that you need to be examined. Please talk to your GP's office and ask if they want you to see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red bump on pubic area and not painful. Noticed it and red rash on chest and shoulder for a week that's itchy. What could it be? Please help?

See your doctor: Red bumps on your pubic area need to be seen by a physician because they usually need treatment. Red itchy rashes are also important to treat. They can range from infections which are also contagious such as strep or herpes to skin conditions such as allergies and eczema. Please do not delay getting a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However it could be other entities I would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more