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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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Pain all over belly ribs and inbetween ribs what is it?

Pain all over belly ribs and inbetween ribs what is it?

Total torso pain ?!: There are lots of reasons for abdominal & chest discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Specifics would help us, but a physical exam is best pls. ...Read more

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Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...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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Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Had to tell: but such rashes could be contact dermatitis or reaction to bites or infections. May respond to topical steroids or anti itch topicals ...Read more

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My stomach hurts under my rib cage. Possible causes?

My stomach hurts under my rib cage. Possible causes?

Depends on which--: -side. There are many organs under each side.R=liver, duodenum, hepatic flexure of the colon: L=stomach, pancreas, spleen, splenic flexure of the colon. If it's a significant issue see Ur PCP 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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My chest and rib cage really hurt?

My chest and rib cage really hurt?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Hurts in upper abdomen under right rib cage when bending. Skin itches and is sensitive to touch?

Hurts in upper abdomen under right rib cage when bending. Skin itches and is sensitive to touch?

Consider shingles: If you had chickenpox earlier in your life, you should think about shingles (Zoster infection). Check if a rash is starting and try to see if the painful/sensitive area of the skin is in a swath or rectangular area. If so, this is likely to be Zoster and you should consider visiting your doctor. If none of that applies, maybe provide more info like any lifting or recent injury... ...Read more

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Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Itchy anus, itchy stomach, itchy head, red lines on stomach. Worm? Candida?

Itchy anus, itchy stomach, itchy head, red lines on stomach.
Worm? Candida?

Hard to say: Candida and pinworms both can cause itchy anus(Pruitis Ani), but there are a number of other infections and dermatologic conditions that may be responsible. There is no way to tell from such limited information if all your symptoms are related to one disease(probably not.) You need to see a physician for an examination or consider an online consultation at Health Tap ...Read more

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Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Biopsy: See a dermatologist for a possible biopsy. This does need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Allergic reaction: The severity of allergies varies and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis (shock) — a potentially life-threatening emergency. If your symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it immediately. If you are developing a breathing problems call 911. ...Read more

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Why is my left rib cage sore and swollen?

Why is my left rib cage sore and swollen?

Muscle vs bone : Could be muscle (intercostal) vs internal organ... If persistent, probably need to see primary care doctor for work up. ...Read more

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Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Swollen, painful, irritated lumps under my armpits. Is this chicken pox?

Unlikely : Chickenpox is disease that produces shallow blistering lesions in the skin.These occur in the top layer of the dermis and generally arise in the neck early before progressing to trunk and extremities. The average eruption includes 200-300 blisters.Inflamed lumps , located in your armpits are more likely a bacterial infection of the odor producing glands.Consult your doc for confirmation and treatm. ...Read more

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What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?

What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?

Hard to tell: It is difficult enough to find a cause for a skin rash even by examination, it is nearly impossible to even make a guess without direct examination. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

Well: The best thing to do would be to see your doctor for exam. The lump has to be examined and the can see if the itching and numbness are related to the lump ...Read more

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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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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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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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Hi about a week ago ive been getting an itchy/ tingling sensation I would say on my sides where my rib cage is located. It only happens when I sneeze.. help?

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Hi about a week ago ive been getting an itchy/ tingling sensation I would say on my sides where my rib cage is located. It only happens when I sneeze.. help?

Unusual: Some people with allergies experience itching under the chin prior to onset of nasal symptoms. However it is possible although unusual for the itching to start at the rib cage area. Have you tried an antihistamine? ...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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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

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Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

 Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...Read more

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Hey why do ii feel nausea after organism and around my Virginia has been itchy too :( sometimes i have pain under my left rib... What could be the pro

Hey why do ii feel nausea after organism and around my Virginia has been itchy too :( sometimes i have pain under my left rib...
What could be the pro

Gynecologist: Perivaginal itching is often due to a yeast infection. Nausea following an orgasm is an unusual reaction unless it's accompanied by a headache which sometimes occurs during vigorous sexual intercourse. Have your gynecologist examine you for abdominal muscle pain + a possible yeast infection and if present, should be treated. Be aware that sexual partners can transmit these infections to each othe ...Read more

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I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?

Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit. ...Read more

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