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Rash Beginning Near Right Ribcage
I have a rash on the upper right side of my ribcage for the past several months that comes and goes... It burns and inches, any thoughts?
Rash: This can result from multiple causes, you need to have a doctor look at it when it is flared up for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
My two month old just started to get a rash a few minutes ago, it's spreading to her back her ribcage and her arms. What should I do?
Call pediatrician: I would recommend contacting your pediatrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you havr shingles for six months with no rash. I have lumps deep under skin on ribcage my doc thinks sgingles I have pain extreme fatige?
Unlikely: It would be highly unusual to have shingles for 6 months without any rash. You may need a biopsy on these lumps to find out what the problem may be especially when you are suffering from fatigue as well. ...Read more
When you use: The word tickle you are describing a sensation associated with lightly touching the body in such a way that causes involuntary twitching movements. To have that sensation without being touched is unusual. It may be some alteration in the skin or possibly an underlying nerve. TINGLING is different, and most often suggests some disruption of a nerve. If it is just a nuisance, ignore it. See Doc if? 's ...Read more
Variable: Which side? See a md.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible scoliosis: It is not terribly common for one rib cage to be noticeably larger that the other, but what is fairly common is to have some degree of what is known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. The trunk is rotated making one side appear larger that the other. It is often associated with scoliosis of the spine so you may want to be seen and checked for that. ...Read more
Painful Ribs: Rib cage pain has multiple causes. A fall or trauma to the area could result in one or more rib fractures. Pain with breathing may be related to pleurisy, a painful inflammation in the lining of the lungs. An exam by your doctor, some blood tests and likely a chest x-ray would be the safe way to proceed. Osteopathic manipulation may help if no serious source is found, to relax painful muscles. ...Read more
Bad posture, most --: Likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: 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
It is not what is: There it is why are you asking that question? I am not an internist or general surgeon but pain there can be referred from elsewhere. Can be from so much. Not to worry but liver and gallbladder, intestines, lung, kidney, heart and large arteries, gynecological issues. ..All can cause what is known as right upper quadrant pain. So if it is pain, call pcp andsay where, how often, after eating, etc e. ...Read more
See a specialist: Too difficult to know what is going on. You need to see an orthopedic spine specialist or a physiatrist specializing in spine problems. ...Read more
Maybe sensitive skin: Some babies have much more sensitive skin than others. For those babies, I recommend a mild, unscented baby wash (such as aveeno (oatmeal) baby or cetaphil). If your baby's skin is dry or prone to eczema, try a mild lotion (cetaphil, eucerin, and aveeno (oatmeal) are my favorites). Sometimes more severe rash can be do to a food allergy (even if your are breastfeeding) or an infection, so check with your doctor. ...Read more
Avoid allergems: The only way to cure allergic reactions if possible is to avoid the products or conditions that cause the allergy. Unfortunately that may be difficult because of the chemicals in products and the environment. You may be able to to decrease symptoms amd use less medications. ...Read more
Cure a rash: Find the trigger for the rash and avoid continued and future exposures. Think of newlly developed topical allergy to a soap, detergent, fabric softeners, perfume, cosmetics or lotions first. If avoidance measures fails, see your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Rash: Step one for all rash treatment is to establish the cause of the rash. Some things you can do before seeing a physician is to be sure the rash is not an adverse reaction to a medication or suppliment you are taking, (stop all non-prescription otc medications) make sure that the rash is not an allergy to a topical product that you are using, (stop all fragranced detergents, soaps and lotions). ...Read more
That would depend on: The cause of the rash. See your dermatologist for accurage diagnosis. ...Read more
What should I do if I have a kind of embarrasing question, what is it when I get rashes on my butt?
Would need to be: Evaluated to determine the type of rash you have. Dermatological eval would help to obtain correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
I'm having pain and swelling underneath my ribcage. The pain is in the middle and is getting worse. What could this be?
Yes, but: The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon. ...Read more
Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read more
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