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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

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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Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch. ?

Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch. ?

Non specific rash: You have given a non specific description of your rash
Is it elsewhere? First occurrence?
Try over the counter hydrocortisone 1%
It may work but if it is not enough go to a dermatologist and get stronger cream to put on it at least twice daily ...Read more

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I've got a red itchy rash on my arms, thighs, stomach and back what can it be and what can I use.

I've got a red itchy rash on my arms, thighs, stomach and back what can it be and what can I use.

Dermatologist: Such an extensive itchy rash warrants and examination by a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities include an allergic reaction to something you ate or took. Think about possible causes. In the meantime for relief of itching take an antihistamine like benadryl(can cause drowsiness) or claritin(non drowsy). ...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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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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What can I do about a itchy rash that I am developing on my stomach, chest, back, neck, and is slowly showing on the side of my face?

What can I do about a itchy rash that I am developing on my stomach, chest, back, neck, and is slowly showing on the side of my face?

Eczema: Do you have a history of allergies, asthma, or atopic dermatitis? If so, you may be experiencing an eczema flare. I would start by using an otc product like aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy and an otc hydrocortisone. If that does not improve your problem in a week, i would see a dermatologist. ...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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Itchy rash on entire body excluding back and stomach. Hands,feet,cheeks have bumps. Comes and goes. Has had it about a week now.

Itchy rash on entire body excluding back and stomach. Hands,feet,cheeks have bumps. Comes and goes. Has had it about a week now.

Hives: A recurrent rash that comes and goes within 24hrs is hives. Try an OTC antihistamine to manage symptoms. It's likely to go away on its own but see if you can link it to possible allergic causes such as new meds or foods like milk, eggs wheat, soy, nuts and sea foods. Viral infections are also a likely and transient cause. ...Read more

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Brown itchy rash on lower abdomen, lower back and tops of legs starts off pinkish becomes extremely itchy then turns brown?

Brown itchy rash on lower abdomen, lower back and tops of legs starts off pinkish becomes extremely itchy then turns brown?

Rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated when it is visualized by a doctor, who can then make an appropriate recommendation. If the itch is driving you crazy, try topical Hydrocortisone cream, an oral antihistamine to calm down itch, and cool showers or baths until you can see the doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had Catheter Ablation 1wk ago. Had 3days in the hospital & now have an itchy rash on back & now getting on stomach & chest. What can I do?

Had Catheter Ablation 1wk ago. Had 3days in the hospital & now have an itchy rash on back & now getting on stomach & chest. What can I do?

Be checked: It sounds like an allergic reaction to something, most likely something you came in contact with in the hospital. Have your doctor look at the rash and give treatment advice. ...Read more

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I broke out with a itchy rash on my back, buttocks, chest, stomach, arm and I am a stay at home mom so nothing has changed. The itching is unbearable?

I broke out with a itchy rash on my back, buttocks, chest, stomach, arm and I am a stay at home mom so nothing has changed. The itching is unbearable?

Hives?: You already use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) does it help? Take a bit more to see if it helps or, better yet, go to urgent care or er to prevent hives spreading into places it can be much worse than an unbearable itch. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

Drug Eruption: Drug eruptions can mimic a wide range of dermatoses. The morphologies are myriad and include morbilliform, urticarial, papulosquamous, pustular, and bullous. Medications can also cause pruritus and dysesthesia without an obvious eruption. A drug-induced reaction should be considered in any patient who is taking medications and who suddenly develops a symmetric cutaneous eruption. ...Read more

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2 non itchy rash. First rash all over my stomach and arms looks like ringworm for a month.Second a cluster of buttons(back) new. What can this be?

2 non itchy rash. First rash all over my stomach and arms looks like ringworm for a month.Second a cluster of buttons(back) new.  What can this be?

It's not common: to have ringworm all over, and don't understand this "second cluter of buttons". I would need to see the rash and get more history like have you tried any topicals? ...Read more

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7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?

7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?

Hard to say: If the rash is moving from a local to a general distribution it is unlikely a simple contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Generalized rashes can be secondary to an infection (virus or bacteria) a food reaction or bug bites. Without examining the rash it is hard to speculate on a cause or specific treatment. If it itches, Benadryl can be given for comfort. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

Many: Contact allergy, bug bites, scabies- just to mention a few. If this has been going on for awhile, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Non itchy rash all over body except face, lower back pain, body aches, upset stomach, headache, when I take a deep breath it makes me cough?

Suspect viral or: This may be viral infection or medication reaction or other medical probem. You are going to have to see your physician to get a diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...Read more

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How to treat a recurring itchy rash on stomach?

How to treat a recurring itchy rash on stomach?

Hydrocortisone cream: Try Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If that is not helping after a few days then see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on stomach underarms and thighs small patches with raised target like bump?

I have an itchy rash on stomach underarms and thighs small patches with raised target like bump?

Get the diagnosis: 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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Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days. Could it be scabies?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on stomach and chest for 3-4 days now... 2% hydrocortisone isn't working and rash is slightly raised and red?

Rash: Hard to say without a photo. It can be a reaction to something external, that is an allergy or a manifestation of an internal process. Some rashes may be associated with viruses and other infections. It would be best to have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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A month ago i started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

A month ago i started getting this  itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

Itchy Rash: Red, raised and very itchy like mosquito bites could be hives. Start small and then coalesce to larger patches. Topical anti itch creams can be applied plus oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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My 5 year old and 2 year old are both covered in an itchy rash that originated on their stomachs. What could it be?

M.D. visit/mgt: From your description both your children have an allergic rash. I would advise an antihistamine, such as Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec for children, and following up with your pediatrician. I would suggest writing down all their soaps and lotions, new items of clothing, type of detergent and foods ingested within the 4 hour window prior to the rash. This will be important information for your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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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