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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Sometimes my skin will be painful to the touch for no apparent reason. Usually my arms. No rash, no sunburn. What could this be?

Painful skin: The only condition that i know of the causes painful or senstive skin difusely (all over) is fibromyalgia. While other neurologic conditions could do through injured nerves (eg., like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc), these conditions affect a few areas of the body, but not all over. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant and the skin on left side of my stomach and back is sensitive and extremely painful when touched. But I have no rash. Why?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and the skin on left side of my stomach and back is sensitive and extremely painful when touched. But I have no rash. Why?

Possible shingles: From the tone of your question, i get the impression that you are thinking about shingles. Sometimes shingles can present without a rash and sometimes pain will appear before the rash. Discuss your concerns with your ob. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin only on my left side (stomach and back) and is extremely painful when touched. No rash. 16 weeks pregnant and wonder what it is?

I have sensitive skin only on my left side (stomach and back) and is extremely painful when touched. No rash. 16 weeks pregnant and wonder what it is?

Possible shingles: If your symptoms are limited to a certain region of your trunk on one side, it is possibly shingles, which does not always present with a rash. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have extreme soreness and tenderness to the touch on my left side, near and under my left breast.. There is no rash or noticable irritation on the surface of my skin. It has not gotten better over the past week. It is extremely painful and hurts most al

It : It sounds like you are having a lot of pain. This is a very important symptom and should be medically evaluated right away. It sounds like you are concerned about shingles, which as you know is a very painful condition. Other things such as infection are a possibility. Please see your doctor for an evaluation right away and don't wait as this sounds very painful. ...Read more

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Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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Hi i just noticed that before the head of the penis I have these red small rashes. They are not bumps, you can't feel a bump when you touch it?

Hi i just noticed that before the head of the penis I have these red small rashes. They are not bumps, you can't feel a bump when you touch it?

Most likely, ok...: As long as no local discomfort, such rashes may suggest mild balanitis (inflammation of glans penis), which is usually related with redundant foreskin with poor local hygiene. Without detailed history and inspection, it's hard to make a firm statement. If any doubt, go to see an expert in the field. Best luck... ...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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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more