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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Rash Around Rib Cage

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I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do not follow a nerve dermatone pattern. ...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


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I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

Could be shingles: A rash along your bra line, especially if it is painful, could be shingles. If it persists, you should seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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I have had a burning annoying rash on my left rib cage for 3 days now. There is no other areas that have a rash should I go to the drs.?

I have had a burning annoying rash on my left rib cage for 3 days now. There is no other areas that have a rash should I go to the drs.?

Yes: Without seeing the rash it is impossible to know what the cause is. A burning rash on one side of the body could be shingles and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Gentle massage: Sounds like muscle strain, suggest cool - warm compresses gentle massage, if skin related, moisturizing lotion will help. If persistent then see your Dr for a hands on evaluation ...Read more

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Pain on my left side under my rib cage, getting full quick, losing a lot of weight, aching joints and I just got a rash, what could it be?

Pain on my left side under my rib cage, getting full quick, losing a lot of weight, aching joints and I just got a rash, what could it be?

See a doctor!: Those are some serious symptoms you are describing. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Could be shingles: A painful red rash from shingles typically occurs in one dermatome and only on one side. The red blotches look like little blisters. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for this, the sooner the faster it goes away ...Read more

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It hurts under my armpit and rib cage when I breath I also have some sort of purplish rash on my right hand what should I do?

It hurts under my armpit and rib cage when I breath I also have some sort of purplish rash on my right hand what should I do?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

? Shingles: Go see your dr. This could be shingles/ herpes zoster, a viral infection resulting from reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Take Ibuprofen for now if you have no allergies or you're not taking warfarin/coumadin.
Take care! ...Read more

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I'm 19, female. Have had bloating, back to where I can't move, weakness, stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage, rash, dry mouth. What can be wrong?

I'm 19, female. Have had bloating, back to where I can't move, weakness, stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage, rash, dry mouth. What can be wrong?

Check with dr: It is possible that you have gas pains however your symptoms sound more severe so I would check with doctor to make sure there is nothing else serious going on. ...Read more

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It feels like a spasm below my rib cage. What could that be caused from?

It feels like a spasm below my rib cage. What could that be caused from?

Constipation: Can be gallbladder, liver if only rt, colon if either side. Electrlyte- calcium, magnesium, pttasium can be a factor. See pmd. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Scoliosis: Yes scoliosis can cause rib pain. See an orthopedist if you are in pain. ...Read more

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Could having a baby cause my rib cage to protrude?

Yes: Late in pregnancy your can get the abdominal enlargement which makes your lower ribs protrude. ...Read more

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What could cause pain under breasts in rib cage area?

What could cause pain under breasts in rib cage area?

Chondritis: If in the rib cage and not deep within thorax or mediastinum then most probably costal chondritis inflammation of costal cartalige ...Read more

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What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

Doctor can evaluate: One has to find out what is causing pain in order to decide on treatment of it. Things that are under the ribs include the breathing muscles (diaphragm and rib muscles), stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder (which might have gall stones), part of small intestine, part of large intestine, part of the pancreas, etc... If pain comes with breathing, the source could also be ribs and their cartilage. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump to form under the right rib cage?

What can cause a lump to form under the right rib cage?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What causes contractions just below rib cage on left side?

What causes contractions just below rib cage on left side?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...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