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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Take antihistamines: Start by taking a cool shower and apply a safe anti-itch lotion such as Sarna with pramoxime. Also, take a non-sedating antihistamine during the day, such as fexofenadine (Allegra) 180mg and at night cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10mg or diphenhydramine 25mg (Benadryl). If no better with 3-4 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt ?

My son has small  itchy bumps that hurt ?

See details: Then either have the son' doctor or a dermatologist evaluate the issue. No one can help without being able to visualize the rash. ...Read more

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Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Advice? I am having  small itchy bumps all over my body?

Itchy bumps: The causes are numerous, i suggest you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to treat it correctly. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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