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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

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