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Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Could be acne..: Acne can take different forms, especially on the back and chest. There are some great creams that can help, and even some oral antibiotics may be appropriate. To help in the meantime, try to avoid synthetic fiber shirts, always shower immediately after working out and sweating and avoid scented or perfumed soaps. But talk with your doc if it's not improving. Hope this helps! ...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 suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

Get this examined: If this is eczema a topical steroidcream may help/ would not apply anything on your face without a doctor looking at it. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

If you have: No other signs and symptoms , apply some lotion, moisturizers , topical steroids, aquaphor ointments , take oral histamines for itching and avoid washing with hot or warm water. ...Read more

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Ive broken out in rashes on my chest stomach and back.Some have recently began to connect. They rarely itch and they began about 3 weeks ago.any idea?

Ive broken out in rashes on my chest stomach and back.Some have recently began to connect. They rarely itch and they began about 3 weeks ago.any idea?

Rash: A picture may help? A 3 week history and the location may be in keeping with pityriasis rosea. Look it up. All the best and you are welcome to send an image or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www.imgur.com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can RESUBMIT the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?

I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?

No: unless you are an HIV patient, even though, it doesn't sound like it. If you have a risk factor for acquiring HIV, get tested or see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I had a fever 1 month ago and this month I have non itchy rashes on my face and chest and upper back all is gone but only the one at my upper back the?

I had a fever 1 month ago and this month I have non itchy rashes on my face and chest and upper back all is gone but only the one at my upper back the?

Can't tell: you need to be examined, rashes or skin problems cannot be managed without examination, at least inspection, so kindly see your doctor or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc

see http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I had a fever 1 month ago and the next month i had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper bac?

I had a fever 1 month ago and the next month i had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper bac?

Allergic vs Scarlet: If you have a rash that we can look at it would be helpful to give you a better idea. If some of the rash disappeared then it's less likely to be anything serious. I doubt it was scarlet fever based on what you have described but it's possible.
Other causes could be allergic reaction or medication reaction.
I would watch and see if the fever comes back, if so please contact a doctor. ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body.It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities .Have it checked if it persist.Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level

Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level

Are they petechiae?: Real petechiae do not lose their color when you press down on them. With your dry eyes and joint pain, sjogren and lupus labs are in order. What's your platelet count, did you bleed badly during a dental procedure, and did your physician try something simple like a capillary fragility / tourniquet test? If it really petechiae without signs of clotting trouble, a dermatology consult is in order. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: with skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I started with a sore throat and voice loss now I have a chesty cough and rashes on my chest and back what could it be?

I started with a sore throat and  voice loss now I have a chesty cough and rashes on my chest and back what could it be?

Viral illness: Most likely a viral throat and larynx infection that is causing cough either by vocal cord irritation or progressing to trachea or lungs. Hydrate, use humidifier, rest voice, use honey and dextromethorphin to suppress cough if it is nonproductive. Laryngitis is rarely bacterial. Rash is also probably a viral exanthem. ...Read more

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Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can arise from many sources - not the least of which is not sleeping soundly. Have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. If that turns out OK a consult with a neurologist will evaluate your abnormal (weak) gait would be my next choice for you. ...Read more

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Ever since I got my kitten I have gotten this rash on my back and chest. What is this?

Ever since I got my kitten I have gotten this rash on my back and chest. What is this?

Rash: It might be ringworm but you may be allergic to something. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. Your dermatologist could determine if you need to see an allergist also. ...Read more

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I stopped taking biotin. Could that cause a rash on my back and chest?

I stopped taking biotin. Could that cause a rash on my back and chest?

No: Biotin is a water-soluble B-complex vitamins that helps enzymatic function in the body. It is rare for people to have a deficiency; adults should not get more than 20-30 units per day. There is a characteristic rash of biotin excess: facial acne..so the rash you describe shouldn't be a delayed reaction from getting too much. Rashes don't develop when you stop something. Look for another cause:) ...Read more

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Hi, I've had a rash on my chest and back for months now. is it due to sweat?

Hi, I've had a rash on my chest and back for months now. is it due to sweat?

Doubtful: I wouldn't ascribe a rash that's been present that long to perspiration. A fungus could be the cause but more description is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. Nevertheless it's time that you consulted a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My husband has a rash on his chest and back. It is raised and doesn't itch or irritate him in any way. What could this be?

My husband has a rash on his chest and back. It is raised and doesn't itch or irritate him in any way. What could this be?

Dermatology: Uanable to diagnose online- see a dermatologist for examination and treatment. If you have photo-documentation, this might be helpful to this panel ...Read more

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Whenever I sweat I get a rash on my back or chest...and when I am in the sun I get a rash on my back and chest as well, what is the cause?

Whenever I sweat I get a rash on my back or chest...and when I am in the sun I get a rash on my back and chest as well, what is the cause?

Detergent or softener: Might be due to residual detergent or fabric softener in your clothes. Try eliminating fabric softener especially the sheets tat are used in the dryer. Switch to Ivory free and double rinse your clothes ...Read more

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I have a flat, reddish rash that started on one side of my chest then moved to the other, and then to my lower back. Is it common rosea? If not, what?

I have a flat, reddish rash that started on one side of my chest then moved to the other, and then to my lower back. Is it common rosea? If not, what?

Many possibilities: If you mean rosacea, that would be an uncommon distribution for it. Possibilities include eczema (if it itches), ringworm (if it doesn't), an allergic response to something you came in contact with, and many other less common things. A dermatologist can give you a precise diagnosis after directly examining the rash. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest and rash on back.

I am experiencing  rash on chest and rash on back.

Incomplete info : Kindly resubmit with more details, or better get a virtual consult / visit your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Skin hurts with no signs of a rash, on chest and back?

Shingles: If you have one sided skin pain in a wrap-around band from chest to back, this is early shingles. Perhaps you've been under stress lately to cause it to come out. Hope you're reading this now because u need antivirals-- Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir. Go to ER now or call MD. I have been able to stop cases like yours when identified this early. Once rash comes, it will evolve and cause problems. ...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