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Red Blotches On Neck And Chest
I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?
There are many: Potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. Read more
Autonomic nervous sy: Anxiety, anger and fear often can cause a response from our autonomic nervous system unleashing hormones, neurotransmitters which have body responses like flushing of the skin, sweating, increased heart rate, etc. It would be desirable to see therapist who understands the mind/body connection and could use cbt to help to deal with the underlying precipitants to the nervousness. Read more
My neck/chest/face become warm, red and blotchy. It goes away after 10ish minutes, it comes even when I'm not doing anything. What is causing this?
It might be: A syndrome with excess hormones, so have it checked out by your doctor. Read more
I have red blotchy marks on my neck, chest, and carries onto my back. No bumps, just marks. I've had it for a while now. And no idea what it is.
Several possibilitie: There are several likely possibilities. If you want to know, you would need to have it looked at by a doctor. If it is not bothering you much, you could wait another week to see if it resolves on its own. Read more
I get this red blotchy hive/rash on my chest and neck when I am extremely nervous, excited, hot and also after sex. Please help?
Cholinergic urticari: This is known as cholinergic urticaria arising during the cooling phase after a rise in core body temperature. You may try taking an antihistamine about 2 hrs prior to sex or exercise in the future. Avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you plan to have sex but the other ahs are usually ok. Read more
My chest/neck breaks out in red blotchy spots when I'm nervous/excited. No itching, but I get very hot. Anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks!
Whenever I get nervous embarrassed or stressed my neck back and chest and occasionally face get red blotchy and extremely itchy. How to stop it?
Cholinergic variant?: In rosacea, the skin, especially that on the face, gets red when any rise in core body temperature (heat, stress etc) however itching is not expected. Another condition known as cholinergic hives in which a person gets small itchy bumps plus redness with stress. This can usually be controlled by taking an antihistamine preferably prior to stressful situation as well as after. Read more
I have red blotchy skin on my neck and chest. It doesn't itch or overly dry. It worsens with stress but never goes away. I've thought possibly rosacea?
Rosacea unlikely: If it is only on your neck and chest, it is unlikely to be rosacea. The fact that it does not itch tends to rule out allergic causes and fungal infection. Unfortunately, one really needs to examine and feel the rash in order to help make a diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for further evaluation. Sorry I cannot be more helpful. Read more
I turn red and blotchy on my chest, neck, upper back and face in social situations, even when I'm comfortable with the people I'm with. Ideas?
Don't worry: Idiopathic craniofacial erythema may be the basis. Some people also experience sweating. It's not caused by anxiety - just normal arousal - but it can cause anxiety. Hopefully, you can avoid that or w/ cbt dispel it quickly. You may just have an overactive sympathetic nervous system. If it's not too bad, nothing needs to be done. Or, you can consult a neurologist. Stay comfortable and well. Best! Read more
Normal? As I did my hair I noticed a blotchy red patter on my neck and shoulder and chest, it then spread to my right shoulder and is completely gone
Rash: This is sometimes a rash or skin reaction or color changes vascular the skin. Do a video telemedicine visit when you have it and they'll be able to figure out what it is Read more
I get red, blotchy itching patches on my chest and neck after I shower, I’m not allergic to my soap or shampoo either. It happens even if I just rinse?
Last 2 mths I have red blotchy skin on both sides of my neck just under jaw line and center of my upper chest. Not itchy. Areas hurt if anything rubs?
That is difficult: To answer without seeing what you are describing. My first guess would have been urticarial, but unlikely if it doesn't itch. The fact that it is sensitive to touch indicates that it is likely exposed dermal tissue and should be looked at by someone with a medical background. Read more
I've had a swollen underarm for about 4 days now I have now gotten a red blotchy rash over my cheeks and part of my neck and on my chest what coulditbe?
See your doctor: See your doctor asap because this could be serious. Read more
Hives: If you have hives, the rash should be itchy and it should be dynamic (each spot tends to move or disappear before being replaced by another spot). First or second line antihistamines are a good first step if you suspect hives. If this is recurring or persisting for more than a week, consider a virtual consult to discuss potential causes and the necessary work up. Read more
What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?
Hard to tell: It is difficult enough to find a cause for a skin rash even by examination, it is nearly impossible to even make a guess without direct examination. See your doctor or a dermatologist. Read more
My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?
What are the red blotches that appear randomly on my neck&down my chest? However, as unsightly as they are, they do not itch. How do I treat them?
It depends: Without being able to physically examine the rash, it is difficult to say what it is. A thorough history and physical examination by your primary health care provider would be needed to help further diagnose the problem. Read more
I get red blotches on my chest and neck when overly emotional. Its getting worse by spreading to my face. Its had a huge impact on my life. Help!?
Stress urticaria: This is a common nuisance problem. It generally responds poorly to antihistamines. I'd get with a dermatologist; he/she may be able to offer something, and there's a group on healthtap. Read more
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