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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

Mgt: Viral illnesses may be associated with a rash. Other causes include allergy reactions, for example to medication. If there are blisters, open sores or discharge, bleeding, please see your PCP. I would advise taking an anti histamine, but if it persists please be seen. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

Unrelated: These two conditions are likely unrelated. You may try a Hydrocortisone cream on the rash but the cough, if present for more than 3 weeks, should be evaluated by your doctor. Occasionally a viral infection can cause both. ...Read more

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What might cause a very itchy rash on one breast only? No new soaps or anything else. Switched to a few different bras also. Been itching for months

What might cause a very itchy rash on one breast only? No new soaps or anything else.  Switched to a few different bras also.  Been itching for months

Get seen please: See your primary doctor for good history and physical examination, you might be referred, also check this link http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/9692/112905/breasts/ Good luck ...Read more

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What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.

What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.

See a physician ASAP: I realize that you are suffering, but you are not giving me enough details to give you specific advice. Itchy rashes can be associated with some weight gain if there is some swelling. However, daily headache, feeling lightheaded are not part of it. Also, collapse and pain, and more are too broad terms that need to be evaluated in more detail. Start by seeing your primary care physician asap! ...Read more

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Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago i had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago i had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Do not be worried: If the rash is on both sides of the chest, then you might have folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. If you work out, this could happen. Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash (mildest) and if there is not improvement see your PMD or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Many possible causes: Best to get evaluated to get accurate diagnosis but possibilities include folliculitis, grover's disease (wax/wanes often worse in hot weather), drug reaction. ...Read more

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What does is mean if I have a bumpy itchy rash on my chest back and shoulders and face?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Reaction 2 somthing: If it's red and itchy, more than likely it's an allergic reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

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I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

Can't diagnose this: without a medical history and visualization of the rash. ...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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Itchy rash that started 3 weeks ago all over stomach chest and back?

Itchy rash that started 3 weeks ago all over stomach chest and back?

Rash: The differential of an itchy rash is very large. Try to describe it. Is it red and scaly? Flat or raised with fluid filled blisters? Is it scaly? In your body folds? Itchy rashes have several causes, urticaria, or hives, are very common and usually indicate an allergic reaction. A picture is worth a thousand words when discussing a rash. Know the timing of onset and the evolution of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

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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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more

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I have this itchy rash like in my chest just right near my arm pit.. It so itchy what can I do.. It scars and it shows wen i wear sleeveless.

I have this itchy rash like in my chest just right near my arm pit.. It so itchy what can I do.. It scars and it shows wen i wear sleeveless.

Cannot say: You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment regimen. If he or she does not know what it is you may even need a skin biopsy, although that is unlikely. ...Read more

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I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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