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Ana has been negative, but a rash biopsy was suggestive of a connective tissue disease. Rash on chest, appears in winter. Anything to do but wait?

Ana has been negative, but a rash biopsy was suggestive of a connective tissue disease. Rash on chest, appears in winter. Anything to do but wait?

ANA testing: There is a rather large cluster of poorly defined illness known as mixed connective tissue disease in contrast to the classic ana+ diseases like lupus, arteritis, etc. In these the ANA may not be positive, and biopsies of affected tissue may be abnormal but not diagnostic. As you surmised, in these cases really the thing to do is wait since a trial of treatment may have significant side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

A viral illness caused by parvovirus, also known as Erthema Infectiosum. It starts with a "slapped cheek" rash on cheeks and a flat red spotted rash, mostly on the arms and upper legs. Once the rash appears, you are no longer contagious. It can be harmful to an unborn baby, if mom has never had it. Adults can get joint swelling and pain. You only get it ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Rash on chest?

What is the definition or description of: Rash on chest?

Rash on chest: Rash (exanthem): is a lesion(s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones,or contact with damaging substances. Rash of chest affects anterior thorax. ...Read more

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13yrs.Son got raised hive-like rash on chest?

13yrs.Son got raised hive-like rash on chest?

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling and itching. Other triggers of urticaria can be cold/heat, stress, medicines, or foods to name a few. ...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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Hi I've had pain in the bottom of my back for months. The last few days I've had Constant pain between my shoulders neck and chest have rash on chest?

Hi I've had pain in the bottom of my back for months. The last few days I've had Constant pain between my shoulders neck and chest have rash on chest?

MSK w/ Rash: The pain in your back, neck, and shoulders are most likely related to a musculoskeletal issue and should be addressed by your doctor. The rash on your chest is unlikely related to the neck and shoulder pain, but shingles should be ruled out. Discuss with your doctor or send pictures. ...Read more

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What is a pimply rash on chest?

What is a pimply rash on chest?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. 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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I am experiencing rash on chest and rash on back.

I am experiencing  rash on chest and rash on back.

Incomplete info : Kindly resubmit with more details, or better get a virtual consult / visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Shingles: If you have one sided skin pain in a wrap-around band from chest to back, this is early shingles. Perhaps you've been under stress lately to cause it to come out. Hope you're reading this now because u need antivirals-- Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir. Go to ER now or call MD. I have been able to stop cases like yours when identified this early. Once rash comes, it will evolve and cause problems. ...Read more

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For months, ocassionally when earing I have sudden rash on chest, heve sometimes sick. when sick, feels hard to bring up sic when this happens sometim?

For months, ocassionally when earing I have sudden rash on chest, heve sometimes sick. when sick, feels hard to bring up sic when this happens sometim?

Metal allergy.: I hope I am reading this right. Please tell me if I am right. Are you trying to say that you get rash on chest and feel nauseous without vomiting when you are wearing earring? If so, it is possible you are allergic to the metal in the earring you are wearing. Though some rash at the ear lobe is more common, systemic reaction cause rash elsewhere and nausea. Avoid wearing earring with this metal. ...Read more

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What could a rash on chest and belly be?

What could a rash on chest and belly be?

Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Go to the ER NOW!: Dont delay walk, get in a car, bus, train, whatever you need to do and go to the nearest ER NOW! ...Read more

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Strange rash on chest and moving to neck. Looks like squares then linking together on chest, not yet on neck. Ideads?

Strange rash on chest and moving to neck. Looks like squares then linking together on chest, not yet on neck. Ideads?

Rash: There are many possibilities for cause of this rash. Consider contact dermatitis with perfume or necklace or side effect of medication. If rash continues or gets worse then see your doctor or a dermatologist to make the diagnosis and give treatment. ...Read more

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What causes pimply rash on chest arms legs back?

What causes pimply rash on chest arms legs back?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to tell without being able to see the rash. See a dermatologist and then you will know. ...Read more

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Rash on chest its like blotches ?

Rash on chest its like blotches ?

Below: Rashes are difficult to DX, an exam is necessary to make an accurate DX. Without a visual exam, it is impossible to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Blistery rash on chest what is it?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

See DR NOW: Get off the internet and take the child to a DR. Not an "urgent care" or convenience clinic. See your pediatrician or PCP or go to ER. High fever for 6 days may be something we need to treat and may be serious. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Slapped Cheek Rash (Definition)

Slapped cheek rash is characteristic of erythema infectiosum or fifth disease. Patients with fifth disease also have a lacy red rash on the rest of their body. The organism causing this is parvovirus ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
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Rash On Chest (Definition)

Rash (exanthem): is a lesion(s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones,or contact with damaging substances. Rash of ...Read more