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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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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.

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.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Chest is itchy inside, burping all the time, I have a hiatal hernia woulf acid cause itchy skin or chest, and what can I do to prevent acid?

Use Antacids: There are several good antacids that you can choose from but take daily. Zantac of Pepcid is one of the older class, cheap antacid. More modern ones are Omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) which are mor epotent in controlling acid completely. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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

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 medicines can be used for itchy skin?

What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

Creams and pills: you can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter. Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

Dry skin: is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: itchy skin?

Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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How to Treat a itchy skin?

Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin?

Dryness?: Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved after a week see a derm. ...Read more

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Could itchy skin be psychological?

Possibly but...: Although the brain can produce sensations associated with itching without a skin condition, the first step is to evaluate the many skin-related causes. Discuss it with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more