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Doctor insights on: Red Rash On Lower Rib Symptoms

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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 as well. Discuss this with your physician. ...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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I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?

Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for this, the sooner the faster it goes away ...Read more

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Both of my arms are covered in a nearly solid red rash on lower arms and patchy on upper arms and on chest. It appeared suddenly. What cud this be?

Both of my arms are covered in a nearly solid red rash on lower arms and patchy on upper arms and on chest. It appeared suddenly. What cud this be?

It is nearly: Impossible to diagnose a rash over the internet without obtaining a full medical historical evaluation and seeing the rash itself. Make an appointment for a health care provider to evaluate you. ...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 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 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 as well. 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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At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy?

At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy?

Depends: Unlike solid tumor, there is differet stage, leukemia is usually disseminated disease at diagnosis. For someone without history of leukemia, rash usually is not caused by leukemia (although occasionally leukemia can present this way). For someone with confirmed diagnosis of leukemia, rash could be symptoms of leukemia, or infection, or medication reaction. Check with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?

What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?

As with all rashes..: As with all rashes it needs to be seen to be properly diagnosed. Your description could be lots of things. Possibilities include scabies, eczema, contact dermatitis, a virus, an allergic reaction, and so on. Each one of these requires a different treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Asthma since birth nw pain at lower left of chest CXR says pleural effusion in left lung night sweats recurring fever SOB red rash upper back male 31?

Asthma since birth nw pain at lower left of chest CXR says pleural effusion in left lung night sweats recurring fever SOB red rash upper back male 31?

Look into infection: With pleural effusion pain can occur until the effusion resolves. With your history of asthma, the possibility of infection is high. Your symptoms of fever and rash suggest seeking medical treatment is imperative. You may need antibiotic treatment for full resolution of symptoms. Also, look into possible tuberculosis, or non-infectious causes ...Read more

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Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA —?

Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA —?

Mixed CTD: Sure sounds like a possible mixed connective disease syndrome even though serologies negative --- would refer to rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have ANA 1:640, flares joint swelling w/redness, photosensitivity, rashes, sharp chest pain, raynauds, chronic dry mouth, eyes. Sed and CRP always neg. Why?

I have ANA 1:640, flares joint swelling w/redness, photosensitivity, rashes, sharp chest pain, raynauds, chronic dry mouth, eyes. Sed and CRP always neg. Why?

Lupus: Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders, " like the flu). ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: And sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have red rashes on my chest. Help! See picture?

We can't see your: Pictures on the general health education site of Health Tap. However, they can be visualized on Health tap Prime or Health tap Concierge. ...Read more

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Red rashes on stomach & chest area, what are they?

Red rashes on stomach & chest area, what are they?

Without seeing: The rash and getting a long history there is no way to diagnose your condition, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain, it is spreading to chest.

I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain, it is spreading to chest.

? allergic/heat rash: It could be a contact dermatitis--do you wear a chain or jewellery.could be a heat rash
apply calamine lotion, avoid contact with metal, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

Get this examined: If this is eczema a topical steroidcream may help/ would not apply anything on your face without a doctor looking at it. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

I have some rashes that started 3 days ago.  It's around my chest area.  It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

Allergic reaaction: Or cellulitis [skin infection] but could be worse if breast cancer runs in family have a doctor see it preferably gynecologist, if lump get breats ultrasound, if breats feedign common infection does this ...Read more

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I change my sheets one my bed and I use irish spring soap. My chest is getting red and itchy and i kind of have rashes. What can it be?

I change my sheets one my bed and I use irish spring soap. My chest is getting red and itchy and i kind of have rashes. What can it be?

Sounds : Like topical allergic reaction to laundry or bath soap. It could be anything else, too, that comes in contact. If you have any systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, joint pains, etc, the rash could be a manifestation of a problem with your internal organs, so go see a doctor if rash persists or if you have any other symptom. ...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