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Can you help? I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck?

Can you help? I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck?

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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Help please I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck. What is going on?

Help please I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck. What is going on?

Allergy: Could be allergic or a contact like poison ivy. Don't scratch it that may lead to infection. Think if you put on anything, ate anything or contacted any allergen. Gardening?
Steroid anti itch cream is a start if continues see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

Scabies unlikely.: But it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And there's good treatment for it. ...Read more

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5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

Itchy chest: It could be a new cream that you may be using or a new detergent that you are using that is on the baby's clothes that you get exposed to when holding the child. Did you change your soap or any new cosmetics? These are just the few things I think about. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Rash with itchy hives on neck, chest, stomach and arms. I've been around mold and mildew. Can that make me break out like this?

Rash with itchy hives on neck, chest, stomach and arms. I've been around mold and mildew. Can that make me break out like this?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's difficult to find the cause of hives. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on neck & chest Sore throat, horrible taste in mouth, nausea, headache & fever what could it be?

I have red itchy spots on neck & chest Sore throat, horrible taste in mouth, nausea, headache & fever what could it be?

? Scarlet Fever?: Symptoms of sore throat, fever, nausea and rash can be due to Scarlet Fever which is a rash that accompanies a strep throat. The reddish rash starts on the head and neck and spreads to the body and extremities. The treatment is penicillin or other antibiotics. It's important to see a physician to see if you need antibiotics ...Read more

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My neck and chest area get very red and itchy during evening only and it gets hot. And after my bbody is cold it disappears.

My neck and chest area get very red and itchy during evening only and it gets hot. And after my bbody is cold it disappears.

Ur seeing arteriolar: Response: Arterioles control blood flow to capillaris, body wide. More blood into capillaries of skin ↑es pink-to-red color of skin (skin actually yellow due to proteins). Intense enough capillary flow increase also tends to result in various "itchy" sensations, as in sun burn, niacin or post menopausal flushing responses. When we feel hot, brain ↑es blood flow to skin to release heat/cool off. ...Read more

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Red blotches on neck and chest not itchy or raised. What could it be?

Red blotches on neck and chest not itchy or raised. What could it be?

Possible causes: Are stress anxiety, allergies, body heat, acne. Inflammatory disorder or they could be signs of an illness that needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Son has blotchy patches on chest, sides, neck, and shoulders. Slightly raised, not itchy. Has had 1 yr.?

Son has blotchy patches on chest, sides, neck, and shoulders. Slightly raised, not itchy. Has had 1 yr.?

See doctor: Realistically you need to take him to a doctor or skin specialist to be examined. There are numerous possibilities. Eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection for example. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy task spreading from arms to chest and neck. What causes this?

I have a red itchy task spreading from arms to chest and neck. What causes this?

Rash on Chest: Read this article first that describes common causes and treatments of rashes: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/rash-age-12-and-older-topic-overview. Without further history, it is hard to pinpoint the cause. Some viral illnesses as well as common eczema and allergies can be the underlying cause. I would make an appointment with a dermatologist and get a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have these dry, non itchy dark patches on my arms, neck and chest area. I've been on this condition for more than a year now?

I have these dry, non itchy dark patches on my arms, neck and chest area. I've been on this condition for more than a year now?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time. What can it be?

I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time. What can it be?

Hives: Hives typically last in one location less than 24 hours, move around, itch, resolve comlpetely without changes to the skin pigment and are typically red elevated above the normal skin level (bumps). ...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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Skin problem. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Skin problem. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Can't diagnose: Based on the information provided. Recommend an in-person evaluation so that this can visualized. A medical history is important and some times labs or even a biopsy may be needed for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Whenever I get nervous embarrassed or stressed my neck back and chest and occasionally face get red blotchy and extremely itchy. How to stop it?

Whenever I get nervous embarrassed or stressed my neck back and chest and occasionally face get red blotchy and extremely itchy. How to stop it?

Cholinergic variant?: In rosacea, the skin, especially that on the face, gets red when any rise in core body temperature (heat, stress etc) however itching is not expected. Another condition known as cholinergic hives in which a person gets small itchy bumps plus redness with stress. This can usually be controlled by taking an antihistamine preferably prior to stressful situation as well as after. ...Read more

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I have small red dots that are itchy all spread about on my stomach, chest, neck and a couple on my back. It doesn't hurt, just itchy like a bite.?

I have small red dots that are itchy all spread about on my stomach, chest, neck and a couple on my back. It doesn't hurt, just itchy like a bite.?

Examine: Be seen to make a diagnosis. If the rash contains blisters, I would be worried about chickenpox. No blisters then maybe a contact rash. All the best. ...Read more

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I've had a cold since friday and yesterday I noticed a rash developing on my face, neck, and chest. My face is itchy when touched. What could it be?

I've had a cold since friday and yesterday I noticed a rash developing on my face, neck, and chest. My face is itchy when touched. What could it be?

Viral: Many viruses that cause upper respiratory infections can also cause rashes. This is a possibility, but the rash would need to be seen by a provider for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy red pimple-like bumps that itch mostly at night and early morning and their only on my chest and theirs only a little, and on my neck too?

I have itchy red pimple-like bumps that itch mostly at night and early morning and their only on my chest and theirs only a little, and on my neck too?

Hot and bothered!: Are you wearing new, unwashed pajamas. Many times new clothes are treated with chemicals that are skin irritants. The fact that you are breaking out at night and early morning maskesme suspect the clothes. Another possibility is that of a heat rash. If you are sleeping with heavy blankets or your room is hot cool things down a bit. ...Read more

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I have a prickly red rash on my shoulders, chest and neck. Its mostly itchy on my neck, I've had it for about 2-3days now. What is it and how to treat?

I have a prickly red rash on my shoulders, chest and neck. Its mostly itchy on my neck, I've had it for about 2-3days now. What is it and how to treat?

Red rash: Many possibilities for rash as you describe. If possible see your doctor for diagnosis and for any treatment you need. If you do not have a doctor then go to walk in clinic. Depending on the cause of the rash, you may be contageous. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Allergic reaction: The severity of allergies varies and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis (shock) — a potentially life-threatening emergency. If your symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it immediately. If you are developing a breathing problems call 911. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more

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My 23 weeks old has dry itchy patches on her face, chest, belly, neck, elbows and back. Any topical meds I can rub on those areas?

My 23 weeks old has dry itchy patches on her face, chest, belly, neck, elbows and back. Any topical meds I can rub on those areas?

Face rashes: Rashes are very common in infants, who have very sensitive skin. Using a hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers such as Cetaphil or Aquaphor will keep the skin healthy are more resistant to rashes. Avoid using baby wipes on the face as well, as most contain alcohol and can be abrasive. It is likely that your baby has your hypersensitivities and will be prone to eczema like rashes. ...Read more