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I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

Reaction?: If you have a new medication, vitamin or skin/laundry product, you could be causing this type of rash. Try to eliminate dyes and perfumes used in products on the skin, in the shower and laundry. If rash continues, see your doctor. ...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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Extremely itchy rash. Spreading down back and now middle of chest. Dermatologist biopsy shows sbk. Ointment does not help. No fungus from scrape sample.

Extremely itchy rash. Spreading down back and now middle of chest. Dermatologist biopsy shows sbk. Ointment does not help. No fungus from scrape sample.

Sbk?: I believe that sbk refers to the type of needle used in the biopsy, not to the biopsy-aided diagnosis. I may be wrong, but I am right about this: if the treatment that your dermatologist isn't working within the expected time frame, you need to follow up, if only with a phone call. Please contact your doctor. I hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Try: I would try selsun blue or selenium sulfide head and shoulders. Provided no new exposures or new products you could have seborrhea of the scalp. An exam in 1 week would be recommended by your doctor ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my right collarbone, burns strongly if scratched. Other side of neck very sore and stiff, extending into back of skull and down shoulderblade, becoming difficult to use left arm.

Itchy rash on my right collarbone, burns strongly if scratched. Other side of neck very sore and stiff, extending into back of skull and down shoulderblade, becoming difficult to use left arm.

See doctor: Anytime one has problem using one's arm without any history of injury of trauma, it should be examined by a doctor With the stiff neck, I am also concerned about meningitis. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How to clear up a mildly itchy rash on my back?

Depends on the cause: 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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I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

Hard to tell: Without examination, however you can have a shower, apply OTC hydrocortisone 1℅, like anti-itch cream, and take an OTC antihistamine, unless contraindicated, if no improvement or getting worse, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide non-itchy rash evenly spread along the base of the spine. What could the be?

I have a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide non-itchy rash evenly spread along the base of the spine. What could the be?

Hard to say...: Without more information, it's really difficult to say for certain. Usually things like shingles or herpes have fluid filled bumps. Mild eczema doesn't have to be itchy, it can just tingle or feel irritated. If you're not having fever, it's not painful, and you're feeling well otherwise, its okay to wait a few days before seeing the doctor, but you should get it checked if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Many possible causes: Best to get evaluated to get accurate diagnosis but possibilities include folliculitis, grover's disease (wax/wanes often worse in hot weather), drug reaction. ...Read more

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I have clear, itchy rash on my back running parallel to my spine. What could this be and how to treat?

I have clear, itchy rash on my back running parallel to my spine. What could this be and how to treat?

Rash: Any rash is best treated by a physician who can see what you are talking about to get the proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is a dry itchy rash? Only on arms and back

What is a dry itchy rash? Only on arms and back

Dry itchy rash: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without a picture of your skin. The most common cause of dry itchy skin with or without a rash at this time of year is "winter itch." with the cold air outside and the air usually overheated and dry inside your skin gets all dried out. The treatment is with lots of moisturizer and humidifiers indoors. Other causes would be fungal rashes or allergies. ...Read more

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I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

See dermatolgist: You will likely need a skin biopsy to find out the cause and thus I suggest you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does is mean if I have a bumpy itchy rash on my chest back and shoulders and face?

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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I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

Yes: There may be many causes and unfortunately we often cannot find the answer even after exhaustive studies. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.

Dermatologist: Have you seen a dermatologist? They specialize in skin conditions and could shed some light on your condition. Consider a biopsy of the area in question. ...Read more

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I very recently went on a beach trip. The day I got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

Rash: A number of conditions may cause itchy red rashes including allergic contact dermatitis from some product or plant exposure on the skin, an allergy to the sun (polymorphous light eruption) or even swimmer's itch to name a few. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

Need exam: Eczema is likely and gets worse in winter. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile apply a lubricating cream several times a day, especially after a soak [bath or shower]. ...Read more

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo. If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a white itchy rash on my back chest and arms. How to treat this?

Agree w Dr. Rafat.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

Rash: You gave a pretty good description, however, it would be important to see a picture and have more history to make a more accurate assessment. A live consult with a healthtap Doctor in your state or starting with your pediatrician would be the right start. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?

I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?

Rashes need exam for: Diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms ...Read more

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I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

How long?: How long have you had this problem? If it has been present for less than a couple of weeks, a viral infection or drug reaction may be the cause. See your doc if this goes beyond a couple of weeks or gets more severe. ...Read more

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How should I relieve the slightly itchy rash on chest stomach and back?

How should I relieve the slightly itchy rash on chest stomach and back?

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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Doctor said mom has infundibulofolliculitis on her back. Had it for years. Painful & itchy rash. What causes it and what's happening to her skin?

Doctor said mom has infundibulofolliculitis on her back. Had it for years. Painful & itchy rash. What causes it and what's happening to her skin?

Folliculitis.: The diagnosis of folliculitis is a common one and can occur on multiple areas of the body--scalp, arms, legs or the back as in your mother. It can be itchy and tender at times and if it is untreated, sometimes these lesions can progress to abscess formation. We do not understand why some people get this inflammation of the follicle. Some of the causes are bacteria, heat, rubbing of clothing. ...Read more

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Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Poison ivy?: Itchy rash with blisters, on back of hands and wrist could be from a few conditions. I would think about poison ivy first, and the hand and wrist could be the area of contact. Scabies is another condition to be thought of. Any contact allergy can present with this also. ...Read more

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I've recently broke out in a pimply flesh coloured itchy rash on my forearms back neck thighs and tummy so you have any idea what it could be? Thankyo

I've recently broke out in a pimply flesh coloured itchy rash on my forearms back neck thighs and tummy so you have any idea what it could be? Thankyo

Guess is not best.: There really isn't a good way to identify this based on the scant information provided. Consider medical evaluation for accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What would cause a itchy rash on my back, arms and stomach. I am not allergic to anything.

What would cause a itchy rash on my back, arms and stomach. I am not allergic to anything.

Many causes: Need to know more about the duration of the rash plus the drugs you are taking to even take a guess.
If the problem lasts less than a week, it is more likely from a viral infection ...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

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


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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more