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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Skin Rash Do You Get Around Your Chest And Stomach Area After Swimming And Wearing A Life Vest

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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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What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

What can cause hives or skin rash on chest and abdomen?

Hives: There are many reasons to develop hives, like food allergy, medication allergy, sometimes contact allergy and also unknown causes. You need a detailed evauation to determine the cause of your hives, an allergist can help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.?

Skin rash: I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.? ANS: not sure what the question is but we can do 2nd opinion and I can see rash and discuss with you. That will help a lot. A picture is worth.... ...Read more

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I have had a reddish brown rash on my stomach for at least a year and just recently it started spreading up my chest fast its flat to the skin though.?

I have had a reddish brown rash on my stomach for at least a year and just recently it started spreading up my chest fast its flat to the skin though.?

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. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

What red, raised, itchy rash develops right after swimming in a chlorinated public pool? It's only on chest and shoulders. Treatment ideas?

See a dermatologist: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except at bedtime. It is a popular sleeping pill. Try taking 1 or 2 claratin (loratadine) or Zyrtec (cetirazine) an hour before you go in the pool. ...Read more

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Heat rash was itchy but now feels like it burns on fold of skin between chest and stomach, how long does it take to heal and anyway to speed it up?

A week: It can take several days to a week for a mild skin rash to heal. If you have an extensive area of involvement or a more serious rash it could be a bit longer. Moisturizing lotions and keeping the area cool and free of friction ot rubbing may help. ...Read more

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Wife had MRI with contrast dye yesterday. Has blotchey rash predominantly on chest, low back, and abdomen. Skin is warm. Face was swollen, has subsided. Took allegra (fexofenadine) yesterday & today. Worry?

Wife had MRI with contrast dye yesterday. Has blotchey rash predominantly on chest, low back, and abdomen. Skin is warm. Face was swollen, has subsided. Took allegra (fexofenadine) yesterday & today. Worry?

Improving: If her symptoms are improving on Allegra (fexofenadine) there should be no permanent harm. It is important that you report this allergic reaction to the radiology department and to your physician so that this contrast agent will not be used on you in the future. In addition see to it that this allergy is listed in your records. ...Read more

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Recently found rash on my chest/stomach. Skin isn't raised but it's pink/red/blotchy. It doesn't hurt/itch but I am experiencing minor muscle fatigue?

Recently found rash on my chest/stomach. Skin isn't raised but it's pink/red/blotchy. It doesn't hurt/itch but I am experiencing minor muscle fatigue?

See your doctor.: This rash may be completely unrelated to your muscle attitude, or not. Where rashes are concerned, a look is worth a thousand words...I recommend go see your doctor who can actually take a look at it and inquire about your other symptoms in more detail. ...Read more

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What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

Itch: Several reasons for causing it. Mechanism stays the same. Mast cells are specialized histamine containing cells in skin which get triggered by some stimulus- ie food product, detergent, cream, or even emotions like anxiety, chronic diseases esp liver and kidney diseases, certain cancers and graft vs host disease could also be trigger. Need work up and Cromolyn Sodium is mast cell stabilizer helps. ...Read more

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Red lumpy rash which spread from arms to legs now has progressed to stomach and breast I have an appointment to have skin removes but that still 4 wee?

Red lumpy rash which spread from arms to legs now has progressed to stomach and breast I have an appointment to have skin removes but that still 4 wee?

Spreading rash: A physician or dermatologist will need to examine you in order to make a diagnosis. Although you don't mention associated symptoms like fever, aches, malaise or itching, possibilities include a viral illness like pityriasis rosea, chicken pox, etc or an allergic reaction. Get examined as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring rash of salmon colored raised spots on my skin. They are on the top of my breast and on my stomach.

I have a reoccurring rash of salmon colored raised spots on my skin. They are on the top of my breast and on my stomach.

Needs to be seen: I would have the rash looked at; other questions need be asked as well to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Don't tan: Some people have an itchy rash from ultraviolet light exposure called polymorphous light eruption. Does this occur with natural sunlight also? Are you on any medications. There are many caused of light-induced rashes. Tanning beds are proven causes of skin cancer. Please don't use them! ...Read more

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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bronchitis last week and now have blotchy rash all over stomach and chest?

Blotchy rash?: Could it be a reaction to one of the medications you were given for your bronchitis? We’re you given an antibiotic? This should be re-evaluated by your prescribing doctor, but that would be my first thought. ...Read more

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Hi, I have rash all over my upper body except on my face and it seems to spread mostly chest and stomach, can somebody help me identified?

Hi, I have rash all over my upper body except on my face and it seems to spread mostly chest and stomach, can somebody help me identified?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had red spots / rash all over my body (stomach, back and chest) for about 4 weeks now. It's does not itch at all. What is this? Thanks.

Be seen: There are way too many causes of rashes to diagnosis from your description. See your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Non specific rash: You have given a non specific description of your rash
Is it elsewhere? First occurrence?
Try over the counter hydrocortisone 1%
It may work but if it is not enough go to a dermatologist and get stronger cream to put on it at least twice daily ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...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 spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything.?

I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything.?

Ringworm: Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm. The medical term for ringworm is tinea. Ringworm is contagious. It is treated with over the counter creams, usually resolving in 2 to 4 weeks. In extreme cases, oral anti-fungal agents are used.
Good luck! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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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