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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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?

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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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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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I have flu type symptoms and now have a round red rash on my chest and back only! I have never had a rash with the flu before, is this the flu i have?

I have flu type symptoms and now have a round red rash on my chest and back only! I have never had a rash with the flu before, is this the flu i have?

Unlikely: Influenza would not cause a rash such as you describe. Have the rash checked out by your doctor or a dermatologist. Possibilities include lyme disease and ring worm/dermatophyte infection. ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: with skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...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

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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.

Go to the ER NOW!: Dont delay walk, get in a car, bus, train, whatever you need to do and go to the nearest ER NOW! ...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