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Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

? Herald patch: Of a condition called pityriasis rosea, or may be something else as local irritation to a garment. If really bothersome, 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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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Gentle massage: Sounds like muscle strain, suggest cool - warm compresses gentle massage, if skin related, moisturizing lotion will help. If persistent then see your Dr for a hands on evaluation ...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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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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Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago I had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago I had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Do not be worried: If the rash is on both sides of the chest, then you might have folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. If you work out, this could happen. Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash (mildest) and if there is not improvement see your PMD or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Need eval to know.: 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 a itchy rash on the right side of my stomach and chest?

What would cause a itchy rash on the right side of my stomach and chest?

One sided rash: Shingles can cause a one-sided itchy rash. See your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

Mgt: Viral illnesses may be associated with a rash. Other causes include allergy reactions, for example to medication. If there are blisters, open sores or discharge, bleeding, please see your PCP.
I would advise taking an anti histamine, but if it persists please be seen. ...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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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 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

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Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back. I feel great. What cld it be?

Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back. I feel great. What cld it be?

Non-itchy rash: Many possibilities: might be sensitivity to bath soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dyes/ chemicals in new (unwashed) shirt, cologne or body spray; if u sweat a lot, might be prickly heat; might be viral infection like measles/ rubella. Cool compresses & oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec/benadryl) may help. See doc for close exam of rash for more exact possibilities. ...Read more

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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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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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I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

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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Itchy rash that started 3 weeks ago all over stomach chest and back?

Itchy rash that started 3 weeks ago all over stomach chest and back?

Rash: The differential of an itchy rash is very large. Try to describe it. Is it red and scaly? Flat or raised with fluid filled blisters? Is it scaly? In your body folds? Itchy rashes have several causes, urticaria, or hives, are very common and usually indicate an allergic reaction. A picture is worth a thousand words when discussing a rash. Know the timing of onset and the evolution of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

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

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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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I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?

I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?

Derm 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 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.

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 keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...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've got a itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

I've got a itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

Hard to say but: Depends on how long you have had it...Did it occur in past. ... Possibly contact allergy (? New soap detergent makeup etc) hives can occur for no obvious reason., try Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec (read labels) if no better see your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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.

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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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