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Doctor insights on: Lupus Rashes On Chest And Arms During Pregnancy

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning. ...Read more

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What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

Itch: Several reasons for causing it. Mechanism stays the same. Mast cells are specialized histamine containing cells in skin which get triggered by some stimulus- ie food product, detergent, cream, or even emotions like anxiety, chronic diseases esp liver and kidney diseases, certain cancers and graft vs host disease could also be trigger. Need work up and Cromolyn Sodium is mast cell stabilizer helps. ...Read more

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Itching bad throat, chest, arms and legs below the knees and skin peeling on hands and feet. Could this be a nut allergy?

Itching bad throat, chest, arms and legs below the knees and skin peeling on hands and feet. Could this be a nut allergy?

Maybe: Your description could be eczema or it could be the result of a streptococcal throat infection. If eczema and if caused by nuts (a lot of ifs) it would be the result of eating nuts nearly everyday. Do yourself a favor and see an allergist or a dermatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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Positive ANA and high creatine in blood tests . Chest pain and flutter and skin rash on chest . Are these related? What could cause these?

Positive ANA and high creatine in blood tests . Chest pain  and flutter and skin rash on chest . Are these related?  What could cause these?

Could be LUPUS,,: These signs could all point to sle or systemic lupus erythematosus. Your creatinine can mean renal involvement, and the rash, although sle has the malar or "butterfly" rash on the face, not the chest, and heart involvement is inflammation, like carditis, more than rhythm changes, but no two cases are alike. This is seen more in women. It can also be lyme disease. See your dr. For more tests. ...Read more

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What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

Allergies vs. inf: Allergic rash is one reason. Also, infection, usually viral may present this way. Pityriasis rosea, an interesting disease, that is common in your age group may present this way. There is a mother or herald patch, which is the first lesion to appear and then other similar, usually salmon colored lesion start spreading. There is some scaling associated with the lesions. Benign. ...Read more

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What cause hives on arms and chest with low fever?

What cause hives on arms and chest with low fever?

Feverish skin rashes: You should see a doctor to rule out vasculitis or a late drug reaction since those are more severe conditions. Simple hives usually does not accompany with fever. ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?

I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?

No rash? No hives.: Most common reason for itching without a rash? Dry skin. Skin not dry? Liver, kidney, thyroid, and parathyroid disease - including thyroid & parathyroid cancers - cause itching without rash. Lastly, eczema is called "the itch that rashes" meaning intense itching leads to scratching resulting in a chronic rash. The places where you itch are typical areas for eczema. Time to see your doctor? Yes. ...Read more

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Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Allergy: Since its so widespread and there is a temporal (time) relationship between drug and rash onset, this might be allergy to flu shot or one of its components. ...Read more

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What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

Hives: There are many reasons to develop hives, like food allergy, medication allergy, sometimes contact allergy and also unknown causes. You need a detailed evauation to determine the cause of your hives, an allergist can help. ...Read more

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Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Shingles: If you have one sided skin pain in a wrap-around band from chest to back, this is early shingles. Perhaps you've been under stress lately to cause it to come out. Hope you're reading this now because u need antivirals-- Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir. Go to ER now or call MD. I have been able to stop cases like yours when identified this early. Once rash comes, it will evolve and cause problems. ...Read more

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What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

Rash after flu...: ...Raises the suspicion that it wasn't flu. Mono, scarlet fever, and roseola are some of the more common febrile illnesses that have rash as part of the picture. ...Read more

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Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?

Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?

See details: I am not sure what you are asking. You need to discuss the situation with your rheumatologist. There are patients with lupus who do not have positive blood tests. There are also other explanations for your symptoms. Lupus remains an uncommon diagnosis in males so you may want to look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Possible hives: you may be having a reaction to something. Follow up with your doctor to have him or her check your rash. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it in person. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching if you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Lupus Rash (Definition)

Lupus rash, also known as malar rash, is a red, purple, or blue, scaling rash on the cheeks and across the bridge of the nose giving the characteristic "butterfly" appearance. While commonly associated with Lupus, it can also occur in several "Lupus-Like" syndromes, often related to medications ...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