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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. 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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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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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

Fifth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a rash due to "parvovirus B19" infection. The mild rash may resemble a "slapped-cheek" with reddened cheeks. Joint pain, fever, and general flu-like symptoms may also occur. This infection goes away without treatment in healthy children and adults, but pregnant ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Slapped Cheek Rash (Definition)

The so called "slapped cheek" rash is a bright red rash on the face that is prominent on the cheeks. It is characteristic of Fifth disease, a viral infection common in children and ...Read more