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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

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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Paracetamol allergy; whenever i take my first dose of paracetamol, itchy rashes will occur on my left arm. Having this almost 2yrs and im 30?

Paracetamol allergy; whenever i take my first dose of paracetamol, itchy rashes will occur on my left arm. Having this almost 2yrs and im 30?

Drug allergy: Some people can react to paracetamol, but having the rash only on your left arm is sugestive of a fixed drug eruption and is not necessarily secondary to a systemic allergy. Did using other pain killers, such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin cause any problems? If not you can use them for pain control. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash that comes and goes on my lower left arm. I have ruled out\nfood, cosmetic, or chemical alergy. Any idea?

I have an itchy rash that comes and goes on my lower left arm.  I have ruled out\nfood, cosmetic, or chemical alergy. Any idea?

Evaluate professiona: You may have a number of things that could be better identified in person by a professional. Some could be serious like yeast or fungal infections, to diverse or psoriasis. Sun or stress, it is difficult to tell, but see a professional and save the guesswork. ...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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I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present , consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs.  They start out as tiny little spots.  Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes.  I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area).  What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Arm pain, no injury. Splotchy non itchy rash?

Arm pain, no injury. Splotchy non itchy rash?

Can't diagnose with: this info. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have one small itchy rash on my arm it's the only rash I have and I don't know what it is. Do you have any idea?

I have one small itchy rash on my arm it's the only rash I have and I don't know what it is. Do you have any idea?

No idea w/o eval.: 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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I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

Can't diagnose this: without a medical history and visualization of the rash. ...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 itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

Fungus or deoderant: I have found that the most common causes of underarm itching are from fungual infections and irritating deodorants. ...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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I have a rash from some sort of weed I was pulling, causing a itchy rash on my arms. What do I use to heal it?

I have a rash from some sort of weed I was pulling, causing a itchy rash on my arms. What do I use to heal it?

Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin or triggers an allergic reaction. The substance could be one of thousands of known allergens and irritants. Some of these substances may cause both irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. First line therapy is usually avoidance of the trigger, and topical steroid creams . ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on the bends of her arms.

I have a itchy rash on the bends of her arms.

Diagnosis for rash?: 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 son has a itchy rash all around his neck on his shoulders and arms what could it be?

My son has a itchy rash all around his neck on his shoulders and arms what could it be?

More info.: A description of the rash would help pinpoint the cause.
I do not want to speculate about the different possibilities. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my arms that spread burns when I scratch it?

Itchy rash on my arms that spread burns when I scratch it?

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 have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

I have a painful, itchy rash on my arm after I got my flu shot. What should I do?

Ice: If at your injection site, ice, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and let your doctor know. If it is all over the place consider getting checked out sooner for a serious allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have this itchy rash like in my chest just right near my arm pit.. It so itchy what can I do.. It scars and it shows wen i wear sleeveless.

Cannot say: You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment regimen. If he or she does not know what it is you may even need a skin biopsy, although that is unlikely. ...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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What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include eczema or atopic dermatitis, tinea versicolor (fungal infection), psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, reaction to infection or medication (reactive erythema). See doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Self-test: Try antifungal powder couple times a day for a few days--if improvement, that is likely what it is. If not, see your dr or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ive 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. 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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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