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Rib Cage Itchy Skin Symptoms
Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?
Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.
Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an
Skin Tags: Skin tags are an outgrowth of normal skin and occur in ~25% of adults. Incidence increases with age. Skin tags usually occur in areas where there is increased friction (armpits, neck, groin/inner thigh regions). Treatment with excision of lesions with scissors. Larger lesions may require suturing. Can also try cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen or electrodesiccation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?
You may be onto: Something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more
I have dry red non itchy skin on my chest, upper shoulders and in my back. I would like to know of what it is.
I have a dry and itchy skin, but only on certain parts (waist line and upper chest). I tried to treat the dryness with aloe lotion, but it still itchy?
Check it out: See your doc. Rashes are hard to diagnosis without seeing them. ...Read more
I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.
Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?
Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more
6yr old dry non productive cough all the time as well as itchy skin, Dr said no asthma & no infection or anything on chest. Piriton doesn't seem 2 hel?
See allergist: As you do not have asthma, infection and your chest is clear, but cough and itchy skin may be due to allergy which is not getting better with piriton. There are test to find allergy to plants, food, dust. Consult an allergist get investigated for allergy and get proper treatment. Hope you get relief. ...Read more
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
Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?
Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external : (I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu
Allergies/reaction: This sensation of itchiness can be caused by allergies. If it is only happening when you have the flu then it is probably caused by your bodies reaction to the infection. When we get infected our immune system sends out cells that release substances to rid us of the infection. Sometimes these substances cause inflammation and itchiness as part of the healing process. ...Read more
Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?
See physician: Axillary mass present for 5 months is not normal, no matter what the other symptoms. The mass could represent chronic infection or tumor. Should have physical examination by physician and then usually imaging studies which may include ct, mr, and possibly bone scan or pet. ...Read more
Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms
Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: The best thing to do would be to see your doctor for exam. The lump has to be examined and the can see if the itching and numbness are related to the lump ...Read more
Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?
GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...Read more
I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?
Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does itchy, uncomfortable pinch on my upper right side near rib cage correlates to stomach acid problem? Especially laying with stomach down
Stomach acid: If the pain is in the upper right abdomen, it's not likely due to stomach acid. The upper right abdomen is where your gall bladder is. Your stomach is more central in your upper abdomen, and off to the left a bit. Stomach acid tends to cause heartburn, or burning behind your breast bone. ...Read more
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