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I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.

I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.

Evaluation: Petechiae can be caused by benign causes as well as serious causes. Simple things such as straining, lifting, crying etc. can result in the breakage of small capillaries resulting in Petechiae . Medications and herbal supplements can be a cause. Review the medications and supplements you at taking, if you can not find a reason seek the help of your physician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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My husband has a bad back, recently getting pain in right rib area, feels like road rash, is this caused by his back?

My husband has a bad back, recently getting pain in right rib area, feels like road rash, is this caused by his back?

May be shingles: The earliest symptoms of shingles  may include headache, sensitivity to light or flu like symptoms without a fever.  later, you may feel itching, tingling, or pain in a localized area. That’s where a band, strip, or small area of rash may occur a few days later. The rash turns into clusters of blisters. The blisters fill with fluid and then crust over. ...Read more

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Lower left back rash that also causes rib bruising?

Lower left back rash that also causes rib bruising?

Diagnosis?: 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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Three years ago, I got a painful rash on my right ribs that lasted 1 month. I still have that severe pain today that causes difficultly breathing. ?

Three years ago, I got a painful rash on my right ribs that lasted 1 month. I still have that severe pain today that causes difficultly breathing. ?

Not 100% clear: It would help to see a photo of the rash, but consider whether this is post herpetic neuralgia. This condition causes a rash that affects strips of skin called dermatomes that can cover the ribs. The rash can be very painful, and the pain can last after the rash is gone. Sometimes a medicine like gabapentin helps. Was the rash caused by zoster? ...Read more

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Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can arise from many sources - not the least of which is not sleeping soundly. Have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. If that turns out OK a consult with a neurologist will evaluate your abnormal (weak) gait would be my next choice for you. ...Read more

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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

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What could cause a red bumpy rash on the chest?

What could cause a red bumpy rash on the chest?

See below: Without seeing the rash with this description, there are many possibilities. It would probably be warranted to seek medical attention if the rash persists. ...Read more

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What can cause a lace like rash to neck and chest?

What can cause a lace like rash to neck and chest?

Several things: Medication reaction, viral infection, sun exposure, contact allergy, autoimmune disease (ex. Lupus)...Just to name a few. ...Read more

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I stopped taking biotin. Could that cause a rash on my back and chest?

I stopped taking biotin. Could that cause a rash on my back and chest?

No: Biotin is a water-soluble B-complex vitamins that helps enzymatic function in the body. It is rare for people to have a deficiency; adults should not get more than 20-30 units per day. There is a characteristic rash of biotin excess: facial acne..so the rash you describe shouldn't be a delayed reaction from getting too much. Rashes don't develop when you stop something. Look for another cause:) ...Read more

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Whenever I sweat I get a rash on my back or chest...and when I am in the sun I get a rash on my back and chest as well, what is the cause?

Detergent or softener: Might be due to residual detergent or fabric softener in your clothes. Try eliminating fabric softener especially the sheets tat are used in the dryer. Switch to Ivory free and double rinse your clothes ...Read more

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What could cause a light pink rash on my chest?

What could cause a light pink rash on my chest?

Rash: 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 could cause a rash on the chest where I have hair?

What could cause a rash on the chest where I have hair?

Seborrhea or fungus: Besides the scalp seborrhea can cause scaly red rash on mid chest. A superficial fungal infection called tinea versicolor can cause light or tan scaly patches on the trunk including the chest. ...Read more

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What causes rash on neck and chest? Itches

Many factors: Try to see what has changed - anew shirt, clothing that touches the neck area, new detergents, not rinsing off the laundry detergent properly, etc. If persists then seek help of a physician who can help control symptoms while a work up is started. ...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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Woke up with a slight rash&a few bumps on chest. Keeps getting worse,itches horribly&burns. No new exposures. What could have caused this? HELP??

Woke up with a slight rash&a few bumps on chest. Keeps getting worse,itches horribly&burns. No new exposures. What could have caused this? HELP??

Many possible causes: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Pencil-like red dots, cluster of 2 -4 appear then disappear in an hr. Cause itchiness and rash which then disappears. Have it a week now, neck, chest?

Pencil-like red dots, cluster of 2 -4 appear then disappear in an hr. Cause itchiness and rash which then disappears. Have it a week now, neck, chest?

Hives: These are likely hives (if they are raised). If it is induced by heat (hot shower, exercise etc) it is called cholinergic urticaria. However we will need more details to venture an educated guess. ...Read more

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I have a red rash which affect my face and chest area which scratches me a lot and cause the area to flake up . If I use elidel (pimecrolimus) it goes away?

I have a red rash which affect my face and chest area which scratches me a lot and cause the area to flake up . If I use elidel (pimecrolimus) it goes away?

Red flaky face/chest: It sounds like you may have something called seborrheic dermatitis. Elidel (pimecrolimus) may be helpful, but alternate use of otc anti-dandruff shampoos a couple of times a week may be all you need. There are several types of skin problems that can cause what you describe, so your best bet is to see a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...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

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