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Doctor insights on: Itchy Ribs

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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external :( I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external :(
I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

Allergies/reaction: This sensation of itchiness can be caused by allergies. If it is only happening when you have the flu then it is probably caused by your bodies reaction to the infection. When we get infected our immune system sends out cells that release substances to rid us of the infection. Sometimes these substances cause inflammation and itchiness as part of the healing process. ...Read more

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Why is the bottom of my left rib so itchy?

Why is the bottom of my left rib so itchy?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you can' t figure it out by inspecting the area then have your doctor examine you. Any rash you can see or skin abnormality? Wait couple days may be developing shingles. ...Read more

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I just came back from cancun and woke up with a rash on my panty line the next day. I now also have a small itchy patch on my ribs. What should I do?

I just came back from cancun and woke up with a rash on my panty line the next day. I now also have a small itchy patch on my ribs. What should I do?

Contact or stings: This might have been from a contact allergy or sting from some small sea creatures. If Hydrocortisone cream helped it, no need to worry. If not, see an dermatologist. ...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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On the right ribs, skin, there is a almost invisible rash. Itchy sometimes.

On the right ribs, skin, there is a almost invisible rash. Itchy sometimes.

Mild reaction: This mild skin rash may be a mild irritation from something coming in contact with your right rib area. Contact dermatitis may be a slight allergic reaction to clothing or some other agent in the clothing. Try applying a cortisone cream to the area for relief. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two ... then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a small lump just under ribs on right side it gets itchy but notjing on the skin, is tender at time if bend to the right?

I have a small lump just under ribs on right side it gets itchy but notjing on the skin, is tender at time if bend to the right?

Skin growth or cyst: This could be several things. There are only a few skin growths that are painful. The most common one is an angiolipoma. Have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more