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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

I had poison oak for two weeks.  It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

Possible: looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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Red bumps on my sons neck,back and chest?

Red bumps on my sons neck,back and chest?

Might be acne: The neck, back, and chest are areas that commonly have acne. Your son may be starting puberty. Definitely make an appointment for him to see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but i'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but i'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back .. And it seems that they get worse everytime i eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back .. And it seems that they get worse everytime i eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

See a Dermatologist: If you are certain that the bumps get worse with dairy products you may want to see a dermatologist or an allergist to have a workup. It is possible to get skin rashes and allergies to food or things you ingest. ...Read more

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What are these red bumps on my chest? It started from the chest and now I have them on my back and arms. It is also a bit itchy.

What are these red bumps on my chest? It started from the chest and now I have them on my back and arms. It is also a bit itchy.

Contact dermatitis: Without seeing your rash, you're at the mercy of guess. It sounds some sort of allergic dermatitis like contact one. If able to identify the offending agent, make sure to do your best to avoid further contact with it. Otherwise, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night, avoid hot water, scrubbing your body with a sponge or scrub and drying soaps - which will make it worse. If the rash is worse, see doc. ...Read more

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My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

Hives: Thisis an allergic reaction most likely. As long as she has no breathing problems or loss of blood pressure these are hives. You can try bendryl but you will need to see your doctor. Look for exposures like a new medication, a food, now fabrices, new chemical exposures, infection = the list is very long and often we can not discover the cause. We call this urticaria. ...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 ?

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 have what looks like a heat rash covering belly chest and back, is this heat rash or could it be something else? All the red bumps are raised

I have what looks like a heat rash covering belly chest and back, is this heat rash or could it be something else? All the red bumps are raised

See below: Heat Rash(Miliaria) occurs from blockage of sweat glands. Excessive sweating leads to overhydration of the outer layer of the skin, which is composed of dead cells. The excess accumulation of dead cells blocks the sweat glands and cause sweat to accumulate under the skin. This causes small papules(bumps) and vesicles(tiny blisters) to appear appear. SEE:..http://bit.ly/1CW6vnd ...Read more

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White stuff on throat. Red bumps on back. Feel of something stuck and itch. Chest feels weird when cough. What can it be?

White stuff on throat. Red bumps on back. Feel of something stuck and itch. Chest feels weird when cough. What can it be?

Strep throa: Sounds like strep throat if if mean white stuff on back of throat. Other possibilities include mononucleosis or adenovirus. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more