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Fifth Disease Rash On Chest
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash on chest area; only seen since a hour ago and few times through out the last couple of days. What could it be? Allergic reaction to something?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
Strange rash on chest and moving to neck. Looks like squares then linking together on chest, not yet on neck. Ideads?
Rash on chest & back. Had a month now spreading but only those 2 areas. small & scatter 20ish spots Pink not raised, Little itchy, 1/2 size of a dime?
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
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?
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