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Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back. I feel great. What cld it be?

Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back.  I feel great.  What cld it be?

Non-itchy rash: Many possibilities: might be sensitivity to bath soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dyes/ chemicals in new (unwashed) shirt, cologne or body spray; if u sweat a lot, might be prickly heat; might be viral infection like measles/ rubella. Cool compresses & oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec/benadryl) may help. See doc for close exam of rash for more exact possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Went on vacation and started feeling achy with a mild sore throat. The next day I developed a non itchy rash that started on my chest and then to back . It has been 10 days now. No rash but I still feel achy?

Went on vacation and started feeling achy with a mild sore throat. The next day I developed a non itchy rash that started on my chest and then to back . It has been 10 days now. No rash but I still feel achy?

Sounds viral: Your complaints sound to be viral in nature. Sometimes aches and pains can be present for days to weeks after a viral illness. If symptoms continue for another weeks or so i would see a physician. Other symptoms to be watchful for include fevers, return of the rash, swelling or warmth to the joints for example to name a few. Also if you know you were bitten by an insect, it may be worth cing a doc. ...Read more

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Went on vacation and started feeling achy with a mild sore throat. The next day I developed a non itchy rash that started on my chest and then to back . It has been 10 days now. No rash but I still feel achy?

Went on vacation and started feeling achy with a mild sore throat. The next day I developed a non itchy rash that started on my chest and then to back . It has been 10 days now. No rash but I still feel achy?

Could be a virus: If overall you feel you are getting better but still feel achy and not quite 100%. You may need just a little more time. If achiness and fatigue persist more then the next week i would consult your doctor ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more

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What does is mean if I have a bumpy itchy rash on my chest back and shoulders and face?

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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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

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Was on high dose of predinsone for 2 1/2 weeks. Came off of it and developed a non itchy "rash" on face and chest that looks like bad acne. Is this co?

Was on high dose of predinsone for 2 1/2 weeks. Came off of it and developed a non itchy "rash" on face and chest that looks like bad acne. Is this co?

Expected: Acnes is a common side effects after high dose of prednisone. It will go away with time but if it bothers you a lot, ask your doctor to prescribe a retinoid cream for you. ...Read more

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Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago i had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago i had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Do not be worried: If the rash is on both sides of the chest, then you might have folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. If you work out, this could happen. Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash (mildest) and if there is not improvement see your PMD or dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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