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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Red Bumps On Rib Cage

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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have saw itchy red bumps around my anus wot could it be?

I have saw itchy red bumps around my anus wot could it be?

Could be many things: Including condyloma or genital warts, hemorrhoids or pruritus from excess moisture and caffeine. Best to get them looked at by your pcp or a colon and rectal surgeon. And cut out the caffeine and use corn starch powder liberally several times a day on your bottom. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

ITCHY BUMPS FOREARM: Yes, you need to have it checked. It is better seen and diagnosed to give the right rx. It could be insect bites, skin allergy or viral infection. ...Read more

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Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Biopsy: See a dermatologist for a possible biopsy. This does need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat these itchy red bumps on my face?

What can I do to treat these itchy red bumps on my face?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

Solar urtucaria: Very much possible to be "solar urticaria" a kind of skin reaction to physical agents as heat, cold, uv sun rays. ...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