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What to do if I have pinkish/red blotchy hive rash covering chest, stomach, neck, sides & back!?

What to do if I have pinkish/red blotchy hive rash covering chest, stomach, neck, sides & back!?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rash On Chest (Definition)

Rash (exanthem): is a lesion (s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones, or contact with damaging substances. Rash of ...Read more


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Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a red blotchy rash on my back and is now spreading over my shoulders onto my chest. I have had it for almost a year now. Could I post a photo?

I have a red blotchy rash on my back and is now spreading over my shoulders onto my chest. I have had it for almost a year now. Could I post a photo?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast. Treatments are aimed at killing the yeast, which occurs in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, if there is skin discoloration, which is often the case, it may take several months for the skin to return to its normal color. ...Read more

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Whenever I'm hot I have a red blotchy rash appear on my chest. Sometimes it will occur on my shoulders and face. What is this?

Whenever I'm hot I have a red blotchy rash appear on my chest. Sometimes it will occur on my shoulders and face. What is this?

See your physician: This is vasodilatation - a local body response to try to dissipate heat. It may e a response to a medication. Occasionally, it represents a chemical response to a serious medical problem. Even when no cause can be found, treatment is available to decrease the dilatation and flushing. You need to see your physician so he/she can evaluate the situation, clarify it and treat it. ...Read more

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I get a red blotchy rash on my arms and chest we hen nervous but recently I drank some strawberry wine and broke out in the same rash any relation?

I get a red blotchy rash on my arms and chest we hen nervous but recently I drank some strawberry wine and broke out in the same rash any relation?

Hand in hand: This has been known as "pudic erythema": a reaction to emotion/embarrassment, usually. It's perceived as "hyperexcitability of vaso-motor nerves" and can go hand in hand with urticarial (hives) reactions - a form of allergic reaction that can happen idiosyncratically (individual/unique to each person), like may be with strawberry wine. So, there is a correlation.

Mention it to your primary md. ...Read more

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Red rash on chest and back. Not like acne. What should I put on it?

Red rash on chest and back. Not like acne. What should I put on it?

I don't know: Without more information, we can't recommend a specific treatment. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have a red rash on chest and lower back. What is it and do I have to go to urgent care to get remedy?

Have a red rash on chest and lower back. What is it and do I have to go to urgent care to get remedy?

Need a visit: A red rash can be due to many, many things. You need someone to look at your rash, and take your history to figure out the cause. Common causes can be a heat rash, medication reaction, plant sensitivity, reaction to soaps, laundry detergents. It could also be due to an underlying illness, either infectious or other. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025

or shingles...

be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! ...Read more

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31 m asthma since birth prematur born pleural effusion in left lung with SOB recurring fever night sweats red rash on chest n back? Is it TB or what?

31 m asthma since birth prematur born pleural effusion in left lung with SOB recurring fever night sweats red rash on chest n back? Is it TB or what?

Possible: 31 yr old with fever night sweats and one sided effusion in an endemic area for tuberculosis (TB) is first consideration. Please see your doctor, even if it is, very curable great medications are available. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

Allergic reaaction: Or cellulitis [skin infection] but could be worse if breast cancer runs in family have a doctor see it preferably gynecologist, if lump get breats ultrasound, if breats feedign common infection does this ...Read more

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I have a red blotchy rash that is warm to touch with small white heads on the bottom of my breast. What could this be?

I have a red blotchy rash that is warm to touch with small white heads on the bottom of my breast. What could this be?

Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest and pimples. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation. It will not go away.?

Skin changes: Do you experience the same on your face? Aggravation with spicy foods, exercise, stress, alcohol, caffeine intake? I am wondering here about rosacea. Is this a new rash for you? Are you able to upload a photo? ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples and rash on chest. The following also describe me: Blackheads, Rash on face, Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Stress. What should I do?

I am experiencing pimples and rash on chest. The following also describe me: Blackheads, Rash on face, Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Stress. What should I do?

See below: You may consult this site for home treatment of acne:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Ciprofloxacin causing headache, sweating, dizziness, a little rash on chest, redness on arms, plus a little bit of chest pain. Allergic reaction or no

Ciprofloxacin causing headache, sweating, dizziness, a little rash on chest, redness on arms, plus a little bit of chest pain. Allergic reaction or no

Side effects: Yes, most of them may be side effects, but if tolerable OK to complete your treatment. If getting too sick call your prescriber, so that they can decide based on initial indication if you'll need a different antibiotic versus just stopping Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...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


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