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Itchy burning flaking skin and blood spots on my breast. What could this be?

Itchy burning flaking skin and blood spots on my breast. What could this be?

Rash on Breast: Rashes on the breast can be caused by many factors. In minor cases, you may be having an allergic reaction. In rare instances, a breast rash may be due to signs of cancer. A rash upon the breast can be itchy and red, or blistery and painful. While many women may experience signs of a rash on their breast, it is important to speak with a physician in order to rule out serious causes for your rash. ...Read more

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Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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I have itchy underarms with blotchy rash and itchy sore boobs and neck what is this?

I have itchy underarms with blotchy rash and itchy sore boobs and neck what is this?

Yeast: A yeast infection like Candida can cause beefy, red, itchy patches in-between breasts and armpits. Try over the counter Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal cream. Good luck ...Read more

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Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?

Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples also. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing  rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Winter dry skin: dry skin will oftne occur in areas that have moisture, like under breasts. Try alternating moisturizer and drying agent like talc ...Read more

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Pregant, itchy skin and horribible rash like skin in between my thighs..Help!?

Pregant, itchy skin and horribible rash like skin in between my thighs..Help!?

Inguinal rash: Moist areas are common sites for skin fungal infections. You could try otc topical creams such as lotramin (read label and precautions). If you don't improve, let your ob-gyn know. The accurate diagnosis of a rash requires a physicial exam. ...Read more

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Outbreak of 'eczemza-type rash', brown discoloration above breast, red lumps in armpits. Am I right!?

Outbreak of 'eczemza-type rash', brown discoloration above breast, red lumps in armpits. Am I right!?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I have bloodshot, not itchy eyes, and itchy skin on arms/tops of thighs/below waistline. After scratching, small red bumps appear. Tropical illness?

I have bloodshot, not itchy eyes, and itchy skin on arms/tops of thighs/below waistline. After scratching, small red bumps appear. Tropical illness?

Don't know: I am sorry but I do not know what you have. I can recommend an excellent dermatologist named dr michael whitlow.You can google his name and get the phone number and see if he takes your insurance. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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I have dry peeling skin on my right breast.. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola..Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

I have dry peeling skin on my right breast.. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola..Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

Probably: This probably is a case of dry skin. This might be caused by friction from exercise (especially runners) soaps, hot showers, hot baths - basically anything that can strip away the oils that keep our skin from drying and peeling. If it doesn't improve with a skin moisturizer, it is best to see your Dr to determine why. ...Read more

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Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.

Right breast itches and red veins appear. No skin flaking or rash. Extremely itchy so I itch it raw. Is this normal? Just in one breast.

Unsure: That sounds like Tinea Corporis. If so it should respond to one of the OTC anti-fungal topical medications. If that does not work, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for dry scaly rash on areola and nipple?

What can I do for dry scaly rash on areola and nipple?

Eczema: It may be eczema, try topical vaseline 2-3 times a day, if it does not resolve, show it to your doctor, to make sure it is nothing else. ...Read more

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I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

Time 2 C ur doctor : who may refer you to a dermatologist, meanwhile practice good skin care: keep your finger nails short, cleanse and moisturize the affected areas well, best wishes ...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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Itchy sore red bumpy rash over fingers and hands . It's spreading over my arms . Bloods are normal and doctor said its not eczema . E45 hurts?

Itchy sore red bumpy rash over fingers and hands . It's spreading over my arms . Bloods are normal and doctor said its not eczema . E45 hurts?

Possible Scabies: Crusty red bumps in the mentioned location could be consistent with scabies, a skin infestation. A scraping or biopsy of the bumps, by a dermatologist, would make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry flaky itchy skin under breast?

How to get rid of dry flaky itchy skin under breast?

Strroids,antifungal: try steroids 1% cream, if not effective , try a stetoid with antifungal combination. ...Read more

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I have dry discolored very itchy skin between my breast that when I oil it..it flakes up even worse.And never seems to go away with dark spots.

I have dry discolored very itchy skin between my breast that when I oil it..it flakes up even worse.And never seems to go away with dark spots.

Dermatitis: rashes need to be seen and examined to be sure to get the right diagnosis and treatment. Rashes under in the cleavage of the breasts are often fungal (or yeast like) in nature, but as stated, need to get eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I experienced itchy skin, and red bumps appeared in my inner thighs, under my breasts and in my buttocks. I went to the doctor and she said I itched s?

I experienced itchy skin, and red bumps appeared in my inner thighs, under my breasts and in my buttocks. I went to the doctor and she said I itched s?

Candida: These are moist areas in which the yeast like fungus candida likes to grow. This produces reddening, weeping and itching. You can get preparations over the counter at most pharmacies. Cleaning and dry the areas and apply the preparation - usually a cream according to directions. ...Read more

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Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin , headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal ?

Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin , headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal ?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, depending on the dose, how long u have been on the medication, and how rapidly u were tapered off of it. If symptoms not releaved within a week, talk to the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

Need evaluation: Diffuse itching of the body is called pruritis, and can be due to impairments of the liver and ducts draining the liver. A primary care doctor would be the best place to start, if you have yellowing of the skin, or of the whites of the eyes or pain under the right side of rib cage then see a gastroenterologist. If liver is fine, then see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal in healing process of fungal infection between breasts, the red itchy rash turns into brown spot? Will it turn into usual skin color?

Is it normal in healing process of fungal infection between breasts, the red itchy rash turns into brown spot? Will it turn into usual skin color?

Generally: With time the skin color may return to normal, but there are instances when , since some of the inflammatory cells take up pigmented damaged tissue, that the area may remain darker than the surrounding area. Ask anyone who has had hematomas (blood collections in tissue), in which the uptake of iron by macrophages results in permanent dark areas. Not in everybody, but some. ...Read more

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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean?  Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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These are a few of my symptoms for the last 3 months, body rash including itchy skin, tachycardia, afib, flushed hot feeling running through blood, muscle aches, diarrhea and tenderness below breast bone. What could it be?

These are a few of my symptoms for the last 3 months, body rash including itchy skin, tachycardia, afib, flushed hot feeling running through blood, muscle aches, diarrhea and tenderness below breast bone. What could it be?

Too many to ananlyze: When a wide range of symptoms, affecting more than one body area occur, endocrine or neurological issues come to mind. I would recommend an internist or an endocrinologist evaluation. ...Read more

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I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Chest is itchy inside, burping all the time, I have a hiatal hernia woulf acid cause itchy skin or chest, and what can I do to prevent acid?

Use Antacids: There are several good antacids that you can choose from but take daily. Zantac of Pepcid is one of the older class, cheap antacid. More modern ones are Omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) which are mor epotent in controlling acid completely. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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6yr old dry non productive cough all the time as well as itchy skin, Dr said no asthma & no infection or anything on chest. Piriton doesn't seem 2 hel?

See allergist: As you do not have asthma,infection and your chest is clear,but cough and itchy skin may be due to allergy which is not getting better with piriton .There are test to find allergy to plants ,food , dust . Consult an allergist get investigated for allergy and get proper treatment .Hope you get relief . ...Read more

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Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Chest pain, random itchy skin, constipation, pain in scapula shoulders and neck, trouble breathing. Pain in stomach always. Could this be gallblader?

Chest pain, random itchy skin, constipation, pain in scapula shoulders and neck,  trouble breathing. Pain in stomach always. Could this be gallblader?

Should be checked...: Gallbladder-related issues alone should not cause all the symptoms involving multiple systems, and you should be comprehensively evaluated by following instructions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Besides, it is useful to peruse the info on Life reality in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Together, you can work well with doctors so to reach right diagnosis & care. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more