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I've been on methimazole for 6 yrs & recently have developed itchy hives on my chest/inner arms/scalp/neck/ears and occasionally back & legs-related?

I've been on methimazole for 6 yrs & recently have developed itchy hives on my chest/inner arms/scalp/neck/ears and occasionally back & legs-related?

Maybe: Methimazole is notorious for causing a rash. It is unusual to get a rash after 6 yr, but it is possible. Presumably you have graves disease? Perhaps it is time to reevaluate your hyperthyroidism and think about definitive treatment. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?

Immune deficiency: Would like to know how low the IgG is . In this case I would consider a functional immune evaluation by studying his pre and post Pneumococcal 23, and Td immune response if the IgG is only borderline low. If it is very low, then IVIG is likely indicated (I have yet had a patient who can tolerate SCIG). I would also like to find out what the urinary culture results are. If they have not been revealing , then a PCR bacterial analysis would be indicated. The mucosal ulcerations is suggestive of an autoimmune disorder and I would include Reiter's syndrome in my diagnosis. ...Read more

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Coughing with itchy chest, what might these symptoms be?

Coughing with itchy chest, what might these symptoms be?

Many possibilities: Viral, bacterial infection, heart disease, water in the chest, irritation of the pleura, and many other ones. ...Read more

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I have an itchy feeling within the left side of my chest and pain but II don't exactly know where the pain, is occurring what should II do?

See your doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be a number of things but chest pain is one that needs further attention and evaluation by a doctor. An 'itchy feeling' with pain on only one side of the chest could be the initial symptoms of shingles(herpes zoster), and a red vesicular(pimple like)rash may or may not follow shortly. It is however impossible to be certain without going to see your doctor. ...Read more

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The centre of my chest the outside feels really itchy ?

The centre of my chest the outside feels really itchy ?

Here are some ...: Itchy skin oftentimes results from atopic dermatitis, tine carpers, psoriasis, or other allergy-based skin change. But without reviewing detailed Hx and having a direct look or needed exam at times, it's hard to come up a right diagnosis. However, Its Rx has been about the same with topical steroid cream gingerly under supervision, except Tinea which requires adding anti fungal drug. More? Ask Doc ...Read more

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I have an itchy feeling inside my upper chest what is it?

I have an itchy feeling inside my upper chest what is it?

Who knows: You need to be more descriptive. Do you have a rash? Dry skin? Or just itchy. Just try some lotion for a week or so ...Read more

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Have had an itchy feeling in chest for about three weeks. Started after a run.

Have had an itchy feeling in chest for about three weeks. Started after a run.

?Itchy: Not quite sure what "ITCHY" means here, but any time I hear of problems in the chest area after exercise I worry about the heart. best you see the Dr. for a good evaluation and assure your heart is ok. best wishes. ...Read more