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What would cause an itchy, painful rash over collar bone?

What would cause an itchy, painful rash over collar bone?

Plant juice, maybe: There are several things that could cause such a rash, especially if the rash is only on one side, not both sides. Shingles is a possibility. I'd expect clusters of small blisters to develop in that case. A contact rash from a plant or chemical, either alone or combined with sun exposure could cause this. Even bacterial infections, like impetigo or fungal infections, like ringworm, are possible. ...Read more

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My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?

My neck/collar bone is very itchy but no rash or scaly skin. I do not wear jewelry or change soaps. Nothing seems to help (lotion, cortisone cream)?

Have you worn any: New, especially unwashed, clothing? Have you switched from cotton clothing to wool? Any new foods, medications, change in your environment? It does sound like you are reacting to something. If you haven't already tried one of the non-sedating oral antihistamines, such as fexofenadine or loratidine, you may want to try one. If the symptoms still don't help, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. There's no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?

The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. There's no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?

Necklace Sensitivity: Very commonly the area of the neck is irritated by clothing or jewelry. In the case of costume jewelry, some individuals are allergic to a component of the metal such as nickel. If the chain, pendant or a suspended ring contains the metal it will cause itching and then a possible rash if ongoing exposure. Some types of fabric often do this as well with perspiration activating the reaction. ...Read more

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I have an itchy, painful rash on my collarbone, extending up both sides of my neck. Ent doc n reg doc doesn't know why I have it. What could cause it?

I have an itchy, painful rash on my collarbone, extending up both sides of my neck. Ent doc n reg doc doesn't know why I have it. What could cause it?

Hard to say: From the short description, it is hard to say. But, the location and the presence of itching suggests a contact dermatitis--an immune reaction to something that is touching your skin. This can be due to the metals in necklaces, detergents or starch in your shirt collar, or a number of different things. See an allergist or a dermatologist for a better evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of red itchy patch on the collar bone?

Causes of red itchy patch on the collar bone?

Eczema: Red itchy patches are often eczema - treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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Hav weird tingling sensation above my left breast, next to the collar bone which travels 2 the tip of my nipple and makes it itchy. Wen I pres its bettr?

Hav weird tingling sensation above my left breast, next to the collar bone which travels 2 the tip of my nipple and makes it itchy. Wen I pres its bettr?

Tingling breast: Look up Dermatome chart. This shows you the areas of you body and which spinal nerve innervates the skin.
sounds like a compression at the cervical-thoracal level on your left side.
May want to see a neurologist for diagnosis.
Good luck ...Read more

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Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive, igm negative; what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive, igm negative; what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Need to investigate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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I have small rashes below the collar bone and above the both side of chest since 1 month. I don't know what is it. Plz help me?

I have small rashes below the collar bone and above the both side of chest since 1 month. I don't know what is it. Plz help me?

Sounds like: (this is a :hunch" you have an article of clothing or jewelry which is rubbing/irritating that area....could that be?? Just a thought!
Hope it's helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have dark spots, red patches, itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches, itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

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What to do if I developed a pink rash on my neck and around my collar bone that doesn't itch I have no other symptoms.?

What to do if I developed a pink rash on my neck and around my collar bone that doesn't itch I have no other symptoms.?

Rash: 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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I developed a pink rash on my neck and around my collar bone that doesn't itchi have no other symptoms, what's wrong with me?

I developed a pink rash on my neck and around my collar bone that doesn't itchi have no other symptoms, what's wrong with me?

Number of causes for: A rash:
1: allergy to some meds, foods or maybe to the detergents used for washing. Any one or more of these can cause the rash. Mostly they would be associated with itching etc and also the rash (es) would be more extensive.
2: could be heat rash, which is seen around the neck.

Suggest to see your pcp to get it DX and see if you need any therapy. ...Read more

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My left breast gettin bigger armpit & chest puffy up to collar bone no rash, pimpling or red should I be concern?

My left breast gettin bigger armpit & chest puffy up to collar bone no rash, pimpling or red should I be concern?

Please go to ER: Could be a number of things that need to be evaluated right away. These are very unusual symptoms. Usually redness and pain is present with infection. The symptoms you describe could be due to subcutaneous emphysema, air trapped under the skin. Usually occurs in the chest and neck area. Skin would feel crackly to touch. ...Read more

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What is this itchy painful rash on my shoulder? Have history of shingles.

What is this itchy painful rash on my shoulder? Have history of shingles.

Recurrent shingles: According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doc. ...Read more

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I have recently had really itchy and painful skin but no rashes, is it because I stopped my antidepressant?

Possibly.: Stopping a medicine will sometimes cause symptoms like that, but it could be many other things as well. It could be something you ate or inhaled, or stress, for example. If it persists, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

I got itchy painful rash bumps on pubic area after shaving?

Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?

I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. ...Read more

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I've been tanning in a tanning bed and have developed a an itchy, painful rash on my stomach. What could it be?

I've been tanning in a tanning bed and have developed a an itchy, painful rash on my stomach. What could it be?

Probable infection: Both the ultraviolet light which decreases your skins ability to fight infection and the possibility of an infectioin acquired on a surface not sterilized before your use are common causes. You could have activated a virus like hsv or zoster as well. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Painful rash of small bumps on back after vacation. Back wasn't exposed to anything except for changing or showering. Didn't use diff. Soap. Not itchy?

Painful rash of small bumps on back after vacation. Back wasn't exposed to anything except for changing or showering. Didn't use diff. Soap. Not itchy?

Still likely contact: Likely being in a new environment triggered a small reaction even if you don't remember a specific trigger. Also sun could have triggers a skin reaction. If it continues to itch or be painful, get your doctor to take a look. ...Read more

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I worked in a vineyard on Wed. Got an itchy/painful rash that night. I sat on net w/rat in it. Rash is on left butt cheek/lower back to front groin.?

The vineyard: May be a "red herring" (not really the cause) and the distribution of your pain/rash makes me think of HERPES ZOSTER (Shingles)

Just a thought

Hope it helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a painful rash on my inner thigh. Just noticed it this past friday. Red, not really itchy, hard to walk, looks like bluish blisters on parts.?

Get checked: If it is painful, then I think you should have it seen. There is likely treatment to improve the situation. If it is a deep infection, cellulitis, then it is essential to have it seen and treated. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash on my face and neck. I had a CT scan on Tuesday and a bone scan on wednesday could one of them caused it? Thank you

I have an itchy red rash on my face and neck. I had a CT scan on Tuesday and a bone scan on wednesday could one of them caused it? Thank you

Radiant Glow.: Yes, either one of the test could have caused it. It is not all that common but the contrast medium used in CT scans as well as the radio tracer element used in bone scans are both capable of causing an allergic reaction. In your case, a rash. You might give the testing center a call and see if they have a protocol to deal with this issue. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! I would really urge you visit your md please! Too many things going on! Please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you! Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have 2 small red dots on the end of my collar bones. It’s not itchy or in pain. I have prominent collar bones but never had this.

I have 2 small red dots on the end of my collar bones. It’s not itchy or in pain. I have prominent collar bones but never had this.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. However, from what you described, you may watch and wait. If any of the dots more than doubles in size, ulcerates, bleeds or lymph glands in your armpit become large, or you get fever, see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction, they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction, they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

Painful Skin (Definition)

Painful skin can occur with burns, nerve injuries, rashes, illnesses, psychological illnesses, and with fever. Depending on the cause dictates what to take and how to treat it. It is any area of skin that hurts or is ...Read more


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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