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I have itching and spots of redness in my chest, chin and head where there is hair. I visited many doctors, they gave me medications but still. Help!

I have itching and spots of redness in my chest, chin and head where there is hair. I visited many doctors, they gave me medications but still. Help!

Low vitamin B 12?: Vitamin deficiency can cause itching. Your doc can check your vitamin levels or a doc who uses spectracell lab can do an extensive lab test. Supplementing is easy w/that info if low. (make sure to use sublingual b12.). ...Read more

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I have been getting redness on my chest and neck for about 4 years now when certain emotions trigger it. How can I stop it? It's embarrassing

I have been getting redness on my chest and neck for about 4 years now when certain emotions trigger it. How can I stop it? It's embarrassing

Difficult: Flushing from embarrassment is commonplace. Severe flushing compounds embarrassment in many individuals. Behavioral modification therapy may help you to remain more composed in these situations and lessen the emotional response whe triggering events arise. Psychologists are trained to evaluate and treat these conditions. Ask your physician for a referral. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

Allergic reaaction: Or cellulitis [skin infection] but could be worse if breast cancer runs in family have a doctor see it preferably gynecologist, if lump get breats ultrasound, if breats feedign common infection does this ...Read more

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I noticed after my 4th Kelfex that my face, chest and breasts are red. No pain. Warmth and redness. What does this mean?

I noticed after my 4th Kelfex that my face, chest and breasts are red. No pain. Warmth and redness. What does this mean?

Allergic reaction: This could be an allergic reaction. See your MD and they can evaluate if it is. Absolutely see MD urgently if you have itchiness in throat or troubles swallowing, fever, skin peeling. ...Read more

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My skin hurts it started off on my side and is moving to my chest and hip. There are no sores or redness. What could it be?

My skin hurts it started off on my side and is moving to my chest and hip. There are no sores or redness. What could it be?

Herpes Zoster: This needs a follow up, if the pain takes a certain linear distribution and then followed by vesicular rash, so this is herpes zoster which is an inflammation of the peripheral sensory nerve by a varicella virus, you need to see your doctor to give you acyclovir. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?

I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?

There are many: Potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

Scientific Rx: I see that you are already taking topical benzyl peroxide and minocycline. One possibility might be to add a topical retinoic acid derivative which you'll use on face and trunk. This might be in place of the benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide here. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring; if your acne become unmanageable, consider isotreinoin if offered. ...Read more

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4mon. Old baby when he is drinking his milk redness coming out on his chest and face and disappeared when finish his bottle! His doctor dosent knowwhat

4mon. Old baby when he is drinking his milk redness coming out on his chest and face and disappeared when finish his bottle! His doctor dosent knowwhat

Keep asking: There are a lot of questions here. Is the baby taking more than 20 minutes to finish? Is there sweating while he is drinking? Does the milk contact his skin while drinking? More data is needed to help answer your question. I'm sorry. ...Read more

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I have a bite of some kind on my left shoulder. It is not raised but does itch. I have had it for a few days. It feels like the redness is starting to spread towards the middle of my chest. Should I be worried or go see a doctor?

I have a bite of some kind on my left shoulder. It is not raised but does itch. I have had it for a few days. It feels like the redness is starting to spread towards the middle of my chest. Should I be worried or go see a doctor?

Increasing redness:: After a bite, a little redness is normal, but if begins to spread over the next few days and does not get better with an allergy pill, it may mean that the bite has gotten infected, which may need treatment with antibiotics. So yes, get checked and see, if it keeps getting worse, becomes painful, or you run a temp. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from seborrheic dermatitis on scalp and chest, it's manageable so far but few days ago I noticed redness flakey on my glans plz help?

I'm suffering from seborrheic dermatitis on scalp and chest, it's manageable so far but few days ago I noticed redness flakey on my glans plz help?

A dermatologist is: The right kind of doc to see. Skin disorders can be linked to food sensitivity. Standard blood tests may not be enough. Take a look on line at Great Plains Laboratory Food Sensitivity Panel. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've been told I have pityrosporum folliculitis- slightly rough pink papules non-itchy on chest/back. 1. What are the best oral and topical meds? 2. Is jojoba oil ok? 3. How do I reduce the redness?

I've been told I have pityrosporum folliculitis- slightly rough pink papules non-itchy on chest/back. 1. What are the best oral and topical meds? 2. Is jojoba oil ok? 3. How do I reduce the redness?

Ketoconazole: A course of oral ketoconazole and topical ketoconazole shampoo is currently the recommended treatment.
Oral medication should be discontinued when the lesions resolve.
Because relapse almost always occurs when treatment is withdrawn, topical ketoconazole is indefinitely continued after successful initial treatment with oral medication. ...Read more

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Skin on my back, chest and face burn, but no rash or redness. I have mild nausea and feel drowsy. It is getting worse.

Skin on my back, chest and face burn, but no rash or redness. I have mild nausea and feel drowsy. It is getting worse.

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Took doxycycline for a week, and on day 6 developed tiny white heads and redness on face chest and back. Not itchy. How can I treat this??

Took doxycycline for a week, and on day 6 developed tiny white heads and redness on face chest and back. Not itchy. How can I treat this??

Stop medication: If you are allergic to a medication, call your doctor and ask if it is OK to stop the medication.
Rashes maybe something else or could actually be due to the doxycycline. Consult your prescriber for help determining the best treatment. ...Read more

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Skin ulcers: small, tightly defined, circular (95%). No redness, itching or pain. Usually chest upward. Few in number. Infection? Specific issue?

Skin ulcers: small, tightly defined, circular (95%). No redness, itching or pain. Usually chest upward. Few in number. Infection? Specific issue?

Unclear: It is hard to say what could be causing your skin problem without seeing the problem. You should see you physician to be examined as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

Tenderness, dysthesia: Such tenderness, if it's the skin, without rash or redness, suggests a hypersensitivity of skin disorder. I would look for deficiencies of magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin b12, and also check thyroid status. Anxiety is a possible cause also. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Bad chest pain where 3-4th ribs meet sternum both sides. Ice helps. No redness/swelling. When will this go away? Prob a strain so why bother go to dr?

Bad chest pain where 3-4th ribs meet sternum both sides. Ice helps. No redness/swelling. When will this go away? Prob a strain so why bother go to dr?

NSAID: I see you take Advil - does it help? Your symptoms are consistent with costochondritis, a form of arthritis which is best treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Advil. Naproxen, which is much longer acting is an alternative. Be sure you're using an adequate dose: 400-800 mg of Advil very 4-6 hours or Aleve (naproxen) 2 tabs with food every 8-12 hours. Physical therapy can also help. ...Read more

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Left knee pain at bottom and on inside, no swelling, heat or redness, very difficult to raise knee towards my chest the other week but now just achy.?

Left knee pain at bottom and on inside, no swelling, heat or redness, very difficult to raise knee towards my chest the other week but now just achy.?

Varies: Causes may vary. Did you injure it? At your age, an arthritic cause would be unlikely. The most common thing we will see in that area is a tear of the medial meniscus. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?

My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?

See below: After an evaluation, your dermatologist will advise you on the treatment options and and the benefits of each in your particular case.
You may even need both. Sunscreen is very important in prevention of future recurrence. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest and pimples. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation. It will not go away.?

I am experiencing rash on chest and pimples. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation. It will not go away.?

Skin changes: Do you experience the same on your face? Aggravation with spicy foods, exercise, stress, alcohol, caffeine intake? I am wondering here about rosacea. Is this a new rash for you? Are you able to upload a photo? ...Read more

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My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

Contact dermatitis?: Have you changed laundry detergents or fabric softeners recently? You are describing the itching in areas that are in close contact with your clothes so that would be my first thought. Weather changes, dry skin, harsh soaps can also cause dry itchy skin. If you notice any red bumps or areas of irritation, see your doctor to ensure not scabies or other bites... ...Read more

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My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

My husband has a sore pimple like growth on right chest appeared suddenly with pain, redness, fever and swelling towards right armpit. Help pls.

Furunculosis: What you are describing sounds like furunculosis, an infection of the hair follicle that progresses to cause a boil or abscess. This can cause systemic symptoms like fever, but this means it is getting worse and may progress even further. Could be mrsa. This problem needs to be evaluated by a doctor for culture of the abscess and antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait around on this one. ...Read more

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Tb I had my skin test - redness 40 mm I will do the chest xray tomorrow! But am I contagious? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB?

Tb I had my skin test - redness 40 mm I will do the chest xray tomorrow! But am I contagious? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB?

If you are: Coughing, you are able to spread the disease. They may try to culture to see for check for variants. Standard drugs are inh/ethambutol. Duration of therapy is long. Side effects not too troubling. ...Read more

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Skin redness on chest area as well as arms and stomach. Fever on those body parts.?

Skin redness on chest area as well as arms and stomach. Fever on those body parts.?

See a Doctor: Could be many things from sunburn to infectious process. A dermatologist is a specialist in diseases of the skin. Many primary care doctors in the US treat skin involvement as well.
More history and visual evaluation is needed to help. ...Read more