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Had hives recently, and meds helped, but have an itchy red spot on chest, that doesn't improve w/steroids. Dr. Checked for mold, but nothhing. Help!

Had hives recently, and meds helped, but have an itchy red spot on chest, that doesn't improve w/steroids. Dr. Checked for mold, but nothhing. Help!

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling and itching. Other triggers of urticaria can be cold/heat, stress, medicines, or with you, pressure on skin! ...Read more

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Skin problem.. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Skin problem.. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Can't diagnose: based on the information provided. Recommend an in-person evaluation so that this can visualized. A medical history is important and some times labs or even a biopsy may be needed for accurate assessment. Take care. ...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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Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral(also tiny)?

Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have  2 others on left pectoral(also tiny)?

Not to worry: This sounds like what are called cherry hemangiomas. These are little gifts that you get from one or both of your parents. They are simply made up of hundreds of small blood vessels. These growths never turn bad. You will continue to get more as you get older. They are very easily treated with a laser without leaving any marks. ...Read more

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Am heaving red kind of spot on my chest back, neck, forehead, arms.They are painless and bit itchy and now they all over my body?

Am heaving red kind of spot on my chest
 back, neck, forehead, arms.They are painless and bit itchy and now they all over my body?

Rashes: There are many causes of rashes--from dry skin to infections. Topical cortisones can help the mild itch, but to identify cause, may need to be seen. This is one of those "picture worth a thousand words" kind of problem. ...Read more

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"Raw" spot with redness around it on my breast. It's a little itchy. Almost looks like a burn or somehow the spot was rubbed raw? As far as I know it

"Raw" spot with redness around it on my breast. It's a little itchy. Almost looks like a burn or somehow the spot was rubbed raw? As far as I know it

Infection?: You may have an infection of some type, possibly fungal or bacterial but what you're describing sounds like a tinea corporis type of ring especially if it's red all around and there may be a small area in the center which is clear and it's itchy. An exam would definitely tell the doctor what it is and how to fix it. If you'd like to chat more about it write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

Eczema or ringworm?: Dry and itchy spot is probably eczema. You could try 1% Hydrocortisone cream otc for a week. If that does not help then an topical antifungal for 2 weeks could help with ring worm. If neither don't work then a trip to your doctor id warrented. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my skin? Red, dry, itchy spots on my chest that seem to be spreading. Help!

What is wrong with my skin? Red, dry, itchy spots on my chest that seem to be spreading. Help!

No way to know?: Rashes are difficult at best when seen by the doctor. One would need more information and a look to know how to give you a diagnosis. Contagious? Infection? Fungal? Parasitic (scabies and such)? Contact dermatitis (poison ivy/oak)? Systemic disease with rash (lupus and other)? Syphilis? Eczema? Allergic reaction? The story goes on and on. I am so sorry i cannot help you! get seen. ...Read more

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Red, small and itchy spots have appeared on my back and chest from the sun, how do I get rid of this?

Red, small and itchy spots have appeared on my back and chest from the sun, how do I get rid of this?

As above : Every thing under the sun even the sun it self may cause allergy, u can try Hydrocortisone cream and if no improvement , try to see your PCP. ...Read more

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Red spots over chest (came up yesterday, could it be where I shaved my chest) not itchy. They don't have heads. ?

Red spots over chest (came up yesterday, could it be where I shaved my chest) not itchy. They don't have heads. ?

Shaving: It is possible that the red spots are from the shaving.
When you shave an area it sometimes irritates the hair follicles and they can appear as red areas. This is especially likely to happen in an area that is not shaved regularly. ...Read more

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Itchy microscopic red spots on chest. No bumps or anything raised, just spots in a patch. Itchy and burning.

Itchy microscopic red spots on chest. No bumps or anything raised, just spots in a patch. Itchy and burning.

Rash: This mild, itchy eruption may be an allergic reaction to jewelry,clothing ,cosmetics,or perfumes. Apply a cortisone type cream. It no improvement see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red spots that are a little bit itchy on my chest and stomach?

I have red spots that are a little bit itchy on my chest and stomach?

Need more info.: Are these red spots raised or flat? Large or small? Singular or confluent? New or old? Recurrent, or is this the first time? Have you traveled recently? Unfortunately, it would be difficult to hazard a guess without more information. A consultation with a photograph of the spots would be an excellent idea ...Read more

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Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch and have no visible raised head. Any clue ?

Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch  and have no visible raised head. Any clue ?

Sudden itchy rashes: on the torso usually have allergy or hypersensitivity causes. I would monitor and apply an antihistamine cream or ointment and monitor for duration, relief or change of symptoms. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However it could be other entities i would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy abdominal area mostly chest and back.Its been 3weeks now and getting worse, have small red spots around the area.Ththanks?

I have extremely itchy abdominal area mostly chest and back.Its been 3weeks now and getting worse, have small red spots around the area.Ththanks?

Hives: Hives can cause red itchy spots. Treatment consists of antihistamines and avoidance of the cause which could be from a variety of problems including infection, allergy, hormonal issues, autoimmune problems, etc. I recommend seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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Small spots on upper chest, red in colour. Not itchy. Is this a symptom ov HIV, even tho had a rapid finger prick test at 27 week and result was Neg?

Small spots on upper chest, red in colour. Not itchy. Is this a symptom ov HIV, even tho had a rapid finger prick test at 27 week and result was Neg?

Doubtful but: Skin rash can be caused by many things including viral infections other than HIV. You did not mention whether you have had unprotected sex during the past 40 weeks and thus a negative test at 27 weeks cannot tell you whether you have contracted HIV or not. Nonetheless if it is from another viral infection or a drug reaction, the rash should resolve in ...Read more

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When my 12 year old daughter gets in the shower, pool, ect, she gets these red itchy spots on her chest. Mostly her breast area. What could this be?

When my 12 year old daughter gets in the shower, pool, ect, she gets these red itchy spots on her chest. Mostly her breast area. What could this be?

? Fungal infection: See her doctor or dermatologist, meanwhile dry the area well after swimming, bathing, use miconazole 2% cream OTC twice a day for 2 weeks, stop if any problem, good luck ...Read more

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I have what feels like a cold no sorethroat nor fever a day ago a itchy localized rash on my chest came thats slightly risen red spots. What is this?

I have what feels like a cold no sorethroat nor fever a day ago a itchy localized rash on my chest came thats slightly risen red spots. What is this?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes can be hard to figure out without looking at them. Cold symptoms can be seen with colds, strep throat, flu, allergies, etc... A rash can happen sometimes if a person's body is reacting to the germ causing the cold symptoms (sort of like an allergic reaction). Strep throat bacteria can make a toxin that causes reddish rashes. Over-the-counter antihistamines may decrease rashes and itching. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

Not sure of the: context. Lyme disease is an infection. It can have a rash and would need treatment. Mostly people mean "I think I might have had lyme disease sometime in the past". And the organism would certainly be entirely gone with treatment. While one can have an injury from it, it is less likely to have rash from treated lyme than treated gunshot wound.
THen, inflammations, infections, circulatory issues .. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on my arms, back, neck, stomach and chest. Some of them look like a mosquito bite.

I have red itchy spots on my arms, back, neck, stomach and chest. Some of them look like a mosquito bite.

Red itchy spots: Assuming recent onset a biting insect may well be responsible, more history information and a visual assessment would help in diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a rash which started on my wrists. It's now spread to my chest, back legs, arms and scalp. It's red like spots which can be itchy.

I have a rash which started on my wrists. It's now spread to my chest, back legs, arms and scalp. It's red like spots which can be itchy.

Need pic:): Best to see a picture...you can use HealthTap to send one if you wish. Best guess without picture is eczema, the result of very dry skin, or contact dermatitis caused by irritation or allergy. Could also be a drug rash if you have taken a new medication. Calamine lotion, OTC strength topical cortisone cream, and OTC diphenhydramine can be tried. If persists, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a small red spot for over a year on my right breast. It becomes itchy from time to time. Used Canesten cream but didnt help. ?

Hello, I have a small red spot for over a year on my right breast. It becomes itchy from time to time. Used Canesten cream but didnt help. ?

See a doctor: Skin lesions that don't heal should always be evaluated by a doctor. This is especially important when the lesions are on sensitive areas such as the genitals or breasts that are typically covered. Please have a physician look at the sore. ...Read more