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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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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

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What ailment causes chest pain, rash behind ankles as well as pain on the veins?

Depends: Without seeing the rash and doing some testing it is hard to say, may be certain type of vasculitis, can be dvt, can be pericarditis, may be some autoimmune diseases, go to your doctor and get checked as soon as you can, it is very possible that it is something serious. ...Read more

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What would cause a itchy rash, right in the middle of chest, between breasts, and keeps coming back?

What would cause a itchy rash, right in the middle of chest, between breasts, and keeps coming back?

Times cruris?: Could be a fungal rash called tinea cruris, or tinea versicolar depending on its exact location and appearance. But that’s just one thought. See a Dermatologist - may be an easy treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Is a nervous rash normal? When iget nervous even if only slight I break out in a rash on my chest and arms. What cause it? How can I prevent it?

Is a nervous rash normal? When iget nervous even if only slight I break out in a rash on my chest and arms. What cause it? How can I prevent it?

Skin and anxiety: It is well known that clinical problems affecting epidermal tissues are triggered or complications due to anxiety and/or depressive features. A reactive rash to stress is less specific than psoriasis, acne, or other skin problems. In order to prevent to prevent your skin breaks, you miay ask your doctor for a time limited trial on Alprazolam or Lorazepam among other anxiolytic medications. ...Read more

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What could cause rash on upper arms and chest?

What could cause rash on upper arms and chest?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

Rash after flu...: ...Raises the suspicion that it wasn't flu. Mono, scarlet fever, and roseola are some of the more common febrile illnesses that have rash as part of the picture. ...Read more

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What would cause a itchy rash on the right side of my stomach and chest?

One sided rash: Shingles can cause a one-sided itchy rash. See your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

Mgt: Viral illnesses may be associated with a rash. Other causes include allergy reactions, for example to medication. If there are blisters, open sores or discharge, bleeding, please see your PCP.
I would advise taking an anti histamine, but if it persists please be seen. ...Read more

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What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to diseases such as lymes, etc. The rash could be somehting simple or something associated with an other underlying condition. See a dr. To get a clinical exam, as the majority of rashes are easy to treat once properly diagnosed. Goodluck. ...Read more

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I got a red rash in 3 patches on my chest and stomach after a colonoscopy. What could have caused it? Should I be worried?

I got a red rash in 3 patches on my chest and stomach after a colonoscopy. What could have caused it? Should I be worried?

Unlikely: If it was related to the colonoscopy, it is because of a drug reaction but allergies to the typical sedation medications used is uncommon. I would recommend following up with your primary care physician to get these areas evaluated if still present. They can make a more accurate diagnosis by getting your history and examining 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