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My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but  it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

Tenderness,dysthesia: Such tenderness, if it's the skin, without rash or redness, suggests a hypersensitivity of skin disorder. I would look for deficiencies of magnesium,calcium,iron,vitamin b12, and also check thyroid status. Anxiety is a possible cause also. Discuss this with your physician. ...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


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I have a rash on my chest right lower both collarbone was light then dark red. Could u tell me what it is?

I have a rash on my chest right lower both collarbone  was light then dark red. Could u tell me what it is?

Not without exam: You need to get to your primary care doc or a dermatologist for an exam. That's the only way to know. Good luck. ...Read more

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A chest n abdonemen red blotches about 2 wks is this a possible sign of HIV or does other symptoms have to accompany a rash for possible HIV?

A chest n abdonemen red blotches about 2 wks is this a possible sign of HIV or does other symptoms have to accompany a rash for possible HIV?

Get tested: As I mentioned earlier, rashes can occur at any stage of the disease, or not at all. If you have any concern, get tested, there are effective treatments available for HIV infection. ...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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Child has faint red rash on cheeks and chest, does not itch, only other symptom is congestion which he has has for a month (allergies) should I worry?

Child has faint red rash on cheeks and chest, does not itch, only other symptom is congestion which he has has for a month (allergies) should I worry?

Should be seen.: It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it. There are many viruses which cause rashes, but strep can cause a rash as you have described also. I would recommend you call your child's doctor and have he or she take a look, so that your child can be diagnosed properly and receive any necessary treatment. ...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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I have a rash on my side face and chest with flu symptoms any idea what could be I have pics they r circle shaped with red around?

I have a rash on my side face and chest with flu symptoms any idea what could be I have pics they r circle shaped with red around?

Rash: This is probably a viral syndrome that is going to resolve itself. If it persists greater than a week, have the local family doctor check you out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do not follow a nerve dermatone pattern. ...Read more

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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