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I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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

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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Cbc normal, occasional low platelets. Hands and feet purple in cold red when hot. Itchy rash on neck, flushing, aches, tired. Which dr. to see?

Cbc normal, occasional low platelets. Hands and feet purple in cold red when hot. Itchy rash on neck, flushing, aches, tired. Which dr. to see?

PCP, dermatologist,: Not allergist. Raynaud disease can be associated with autoimmune disorders, so a rheumatologist may be needed. Protect hands and feet from cold. Some meds help it, others make it worse. ...Read more

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I've got an itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

I've got an itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

Hard to say but: Depends on how long you have had it... Did it occur in the past .... Possibly contact allergy(? New soap detergent makeup etc) hives can occur for no obvious reason., try Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec (read labels) if no better see your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the rash; impossible to answer with this little information. ...Read more

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Went to SC for a few days. On last day noticed a rash and very itchy. Been 2 days, still itchy/rash on neck. What is it&what to do? Tried bendryl&cream

Went to SC for a few days. On last day noticed a rash and very itchy. Been 2 days, still itchy/rash on neck. What is it&what to do? Tried bendryl&cream

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

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What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash: There are many causes for an itchy rash. See your internist or dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment. ...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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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back overnight. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back overnight. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more

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I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is possible that is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

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Can you help? I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck?

Can you help? I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Help please I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck. What is going on?

Help please I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck. What is going on?

Allergy: Could be allergic or a contact like poison ivy. Don't scratch it that may lead to infection. Think if you put on anything, ate anything or contacted any allergen. Gardening?
Steroid anti itch cream is a start if continues see a dermatologist ...Read more

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What can I do about an itchy rash that I am developing on my stomach, chest, back, neck, and is slowly showing on the side of my face?

What can I do about an itchy rash that I am developing on my stomach, chest, back, neck, and is slowly showing on the side of my face?

Eczema: Do you have a history of allergies, asthma, or atopic dermatitis? If so, you may be experiencing an eczema flare. I would start by using an otc product like aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy and an otc hydrocortisone. If that does not improve your problem in a week, I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

I have an itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...Read more

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I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?

I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?

Derm 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 been taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 3 weeks. A fine, red, non itchy rash has appeared on my back and chest. Is this a side effect that will go away?

I have been taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 3 weeks. A fine, red, non itchy rash has appeared on my back and chest.  Is this a side effect that will go away?

Talk to your doctor: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is associated with a variety of rashes, and you should discuss with your doctor if a medication change would be the best treatment for your rash. ...Read more

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Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Don't tan: Some people have an itchy rash from ultraviolet light exposure called polymorphous light eruption. Does this occur with natural sunlight also? Are you on any medications. There are many caused of light-induced rashes. Tanning beds are proven causes of skin cancer. Please don't use them! ...Read more

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I have a red, very itchy rash under my chest hair and in my pubic hair. Comes and goes, potentially seems stress related. Rash looks like speckles.

See a dermatologist: It is often related to a fungal infection of the skin and can be easily treated. See a dermatologist. Do not use kenalog (triamcinolone) without a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Non specific rash: You have given a non-specific description of your rash
Is it elsewhere? First occurrence?
Try over the counter hydrocortisone 1% It may work but if it is not enough go to a dermatologist and get stronger cream to put on it at least twice daily ...Read more

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What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

See a dermatologist: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except at bedtime. It is a popular sleeping pill. Try taking 1 or 2 claratin (loratadine) or Zyrtec (cetirazine) an hour before you go in the pool. ...Read more

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Red, itchy rash on chest under breast after working out or sweating

Red, itchy rash on chest under breast after working out or sweating

Fungus: Most likely a fungal infection from the warmth and moisture between the breast and chest wall. See your doctor for an anti fungal cream. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more