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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Red Bumps On Left And Right Side Of Chest

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Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more


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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have itchy red bumps on my chest legs and sides. Seem to keep coming and are very itchy. Also have sore throat. Have had chk pox/shingles in the past?

Have itchy red bumps on my chest legs and sides. Seem to keep coming and are very itchy. Also have sore throat. Have had chk pox/shingles in the past?

Doesn't sound like: Shingles or chicken pox. It can just be viral rash, or hives of acute urticaria, all can be related to viral infection, if antihistamines, salt water gargles don't work in few days, or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night (no driving with benedryl), or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat, f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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I was scratching my chest and itchy red bumps appeared and I scratched some more it spread what is it? I never had this before

I was scratching my chest and itchy red bumps appeared and I scratched some more it spread what is it? I never had this before

Local: Local urticarial reaction to irritation, pressure, scratching. It is just how sensitive your skin is. It will calm down on its own. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has itchy red bumps on her chin and chest. Came up over night. What can it be?

My girlfriend has itchy red bumps on her chin and chest. Came up over night. What can it be?

Hives: Sounds like the hives. Give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve itching and forego the chinese. Only kidding! ...Read more

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Past mth keep getting itchy red bumps on face, neck, &chest. What could it be?

Past mth keep getting itchy red bumps on face, neck, &chest. What could it be?

We have to see it: We can't tell you what that is until we see the rashes. The most common itchy rash at your age group in the us and during the winter is eczema. You might try to use more moisturizer. You should go see a local doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have itchy red bumps, shortness of breath, fatigue, & chest pain?

What does it mean if I have itchy red bumps, shortness of breath, fatigue, & chest pain?

No association: Shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain can be symptoms of heart disease or pulmonary disease (many forms), but the itchy bumps don't fit and likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Yesterday after showering I noticed little itchy red bumps on my face, neck, and chest. What could this be its itches bad and red. Sound serious?

Red bumps: You may be breaking out in urticaria caused by the hot water from the shower. This is known as cholnergic urticaria. Take tepid or luke warm showers rather than hot showers. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if necessary before you shower. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the bra thoroughly before use. See that your bra is not too tight.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Hi in 26 year old female I just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hi in 26 year old female I just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hard to tell: Making a diagnosis on the cause of rash is difficult especially when there is no detailed history or picture of the rash. I suggest that you talk to your doctor about it. In the meanwhile, try apply skin moisturizer to the skin on a regular basis to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed itchy red bumps nd rashes between my left side of stomach nd waist!

Rash: Itchy red bumps could be anything- contact dermatitis, eczema, insect bites. Make sure it is not vesicular in nature (because you will need to see your doctor) and to take photos. Take some antihistamine. Apply steroid cream for the itch. Beware of impetigo, this will need to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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What can cause itchy red bumps on my neck?

What can cause itchy red bumps on my neck?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

Dermatitis: You may have contact dermatitis or fungal dermatitis. It is best to see doctor so you can get some cream for it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin. Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Hard to know...: Many things cause rashes, from insect bites to infections, allergies to trauma. I recommend having it looked at by a physician, either in person or through a video consultation at HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What are these Small, itchy, red bumps on side of foot?

What are these Small, itchy, red bumps on side of foot?

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them. But one spot implies a local cause:
Inflammation/infection from specfici exposure or bug bites come to mind ...Read more

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I have about 10 itchy red bumps in a straight line like mosquito bites on the side of my neck there are a couple more next to those what could it be?

I have about 10 itchy red bumps in a straight line like mosquito bites on the side of my neck there are a couple more next to those what could it be?

Bed bugs / insects: Insect bites in a row as you describe can be from bed bugs or other insects. Treat symptoms if needed. Best to locate the source so that you can avoid them in the future. If they persist or worsen visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Have small painful and itchy red bumps starting in middle of my spine. Nauseous, chills, night sweats. Bumps starting to go towards right side of back?

Have small painful and itchy red bumps starting in middle of my spine. Nauseous, chills, night sweats. Bumps starting to go towards right side of back?

See dr: Sounds like an unpleasant infection. You are a bit young for shingles, which would give bumps to blisters on one side like you describe. I suggest you visit an urgent care center, your PCP, or if high fever or vomiting, perhaps the ER. Night sweats, chills, and nausea alone indicate an infection such as influenza or even tuberculosis. Please seek help ASAP. ...Read more

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I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

.: The differential diagnosis is huge. It could be a STD to fungal infection to herpetic rash. You need to see a doctor, get examined and obtain proper labs before you receive any meds. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps help, remedy?

I have itchy red bumps help, remedy?

Hives: These itchy bumps may be hives due to allergy to agents taken internally (foods, medications, etc) or by exposure to external things (cold, exercise, etc) insect bites may also be a cause. Keep a diary of what you ate or what you were doing when the itchy bumps appeared. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may offer relief but can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more