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I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

Mono-like: Sounds like a mononucleosis-like syndrome, which can have many causes, from epstein-barr virus. Cmv, toxoplasmosis, HIV and so on and so on. Go see a pcp and be thoroughly evaluated. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. ...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


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I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do not follow a nerve dermatone pattern. ...Read more

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I have had a burning annoying rash on my left rib cage for 3 days now. There is no other areas that have a rash should I go to the drs.?

I have had a burning annoying rash on my left rib cage for 3 days now. There is no other areas that have a rash should I go to the drs.?

Yes: Without seeing the rash it is impossible to know what the cause is. A burning rash on one side of the body could be shingles and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

Could be shingles: A rash along your bra line, especially if it is painful, could be shingles. If it persists, you should seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Gentle massage: Sounds like muscle strain, suggest cool - warm compresses gentle massage, if skin related, moisturizing lotion will help. If persistent then see your Dr for a hands on evaluation ...Read more

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Pain on my left side under my rib cage, getting full quick, losing a lot of weight, aching joints and I just got a rash, what could it be?

Pain on my left side under my rib cage, getting full quick, losing a lot of weight, aching joints and I just got a rash, what could it be?

See a doctor!: Those are some serious symptoms you are describing. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Could be shingles: A painful red rash from shingles typically occurs in one dermatome and only on one side. The red blotches look like little blisters. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for this, the sooner the faster it goes away ...Read more

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It hurts under my armpit and rib cage when I breath I also have some sort of purplish rash on my right hand what should I do?

It hurts under my armpit and rib cage when I breath I also have some sort of purplish rash on my right hand what should I do?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

? Shingles: Go see your dr. This could be shingles/ herpes zoster, a viral infection resulting from reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Take Ibuprofen for now if you have no allergies or you're not taking warfarin/coumadin.
Take care! ...Read more

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I'm 19, female. Have had bloating, back to where I can't move, weakness, stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage, rash, dry mouth. What can be wrong?

I'm 19, female. Have had bloating, back to where I can't move, weakness, stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage, rash, dry mouth. What can be wrong?

Check with dr: It is possible that you have gas pains however your symptoms sound more severe so I would check with doctor to make sure there is nothing else serious going on. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. Sounds like yours may be infected. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

May be: There is no consistency to symptoms of HIV. None of the tests is 100% at three weeks. In about 12 weeks, you should get a test of HIV nucleic acids, if negative, it will essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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My son got clear pimples or bumps on his left side chest with a rash, what can it b.?

Localized blisters: Localized blistered rashes are usually the result of dermatitis, from things like poison ivy. Shingles, a re-activation of the varicella virus, is another possibility. ...Read more

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I grew things that looks like red pimples near my neck and chest and it looks like a small rash. I don't know what this so please help me thank you!

I grew things that looks like red pimples near my neck and chest and it looks like a small rash. I don't know what this so please help me thank you!

Get it seen: If you are taking any new medications, discontinue them and get seen. If not, consider having it seen. Nobody here can diagnose a rash at a distance. ...Read more

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Hi. 30 male. Have non itchy pimple-like rash on chest and upper back. Around 30 of them. Almost 1 year. New ones do appear. Anti-hiv test was negative?

Hi. 30 male. Have non itchy pimple-like rash on chest and upper back. Around 30 of them. Almost 1 year. New ones do appear. Anti-hiv test was negative?

Rash: The causes of your rash can be multiple. If sexually transmitted diseases is a concern, syphilis would be the first to rule out. Otherwise, a picture may assist in establishing the diagnosis or better off seeing a specialist in skin disorders. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore?

I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore?

Folliculitis: It is hard to say without seeing it but my guess is folliculitis. Itching can be present with folliculitis. Steroid creams help and good hygiene is important. ...Read more

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Two year old has pimple like bumps on chin and looks like a light rash on chest and back. No fever, no symptoms. What could it be?

Two year old has pimple like bumps on chin and looks like a light rash on chest and back. No fever, no symptoms. What could it be?

Rash: Difficult to know without seeing it. 1 possibility is that it may be staph or strep on his chin, called impetigo with a more generalized rash that often accompanies it. If this is the case he requires antibiotics to protect particularly his kidneys. Have the rash examined and get a confirmed diagnosis to help with his care. All the best in getting this sorted out. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?

Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?

See a doctor.: It is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. You should see a doctor who can determine the diagnosis and then prescribe the proper treatment. This could be hives, a contact rash, a bacterial infection or from a virus, among other possibilities. ...Read more

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I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like rash on forearm?

Need more info: Rashes and unusual feelings should be monitored closely. Without further history it's hard to determine risks. Have you been outdoors lately? Tick bite? New medications? I would encourage you to get an appointment with a medical professional for a full exam and history. Drink plenty of fluids and rest in the meantime. ...Read more

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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more