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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Rash Around Ribs

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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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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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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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

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On the right ribs, skin, there is a almost invisible rash. Itchy sometimes.

On the right ribs, skin, there is a almost invisible rash. Itchy sometimes.

Mild reaction: This mild skin rash may be a mild irritation from something coming in contact with your right rib area. Contact dermatitis may be a slight allergic reaction to clothing or some other agent in the clothing. Try applying a cortisone cream to the area for relief. ...Read more

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Have a bumpy rash on my back pain in my bottom ribs and on the rash its self?

Have a bumpy rash on my back pain in my bottom ribs and on the rash its self?

Hard to know: A new unilateral rash on the back associated with deep pain can potentially be shingles. A physical examination and interview is needed to confirm or offer potential alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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