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Why is the bottom of my left rib so itchy?

Why is the bottom of my left rib so itchy?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you can' t figure it out by inspecting the area then have your doctor examine you. Any rash you can see or skin abnormality? Wait couple days may be developing shingles. ...Read more

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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two. .. then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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On the right ribs, skin, there is a almost invisible rash. Itchy sometimes.

On the right ribs, skin, there is a almost invisible rash. Itchy sometimes.

Mild reaction: This mild skin rash may be a mild irritation from something coming in contact with your right rib area. Contact dermatitis may be a slight allergic reaction to clothing or some other agent in the clothing. Try applying a cortisone cream to the area for relief. ...Read more

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Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

? Herald patch: Of a condition called pityriasis rosea, or may be something else as local irritation to a garment. If really bothersome, see your doctor, ...Read more

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Itchiness with Costochondritis?? There's a deep itching inside my chest and around my ribs where I am affected by costochondritis. I haven't heard anyone else report this symptom. Any advice?

Itchiness with Costochondritis?? There's a deep itching inside my chest and around my ribs where I am affected by costochondritis. I haven't heard anyone else report this symptom. Any advice?

Costochondritis: Itching is not a symptom of costochondritis.
Is there a skin rash present? Did it start after starting to take medication for costochondritis?
Please consult a physician if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

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I just came back from cancun and woke up with a rash on my panty line the next day. I now also have a small itchy patch on my ribs. What should I do?

I just came back from cancun and woke up with a rash on my panty line the next day. I now also have a small itchy patch on my ribs. What should I do?

Contact or stings: This might have been from a contact allergy or sting from some small sea creatures. If Hydrocortisone cream helped it, no need to worry. If not, see an dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi about a week ago ive been getting an itchy/ tingling sensation I would say on my sides where my rib cage is located. It only happens when I sneeze. Help?

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Hi about a week ago ive been getting an itchy/ tingling sensation I would say on my sides where my rib cage is located. It only happens when I sneeze. Help?

Unusual: Some people with allergies experience itching under the chin prior to onset of nasal symptoms. However it is possible although unusual for the itching to start at the rib cage area. Have you tried an antihistamine? ...Read more

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Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

Well: The best thing to do would be to see your doctor for exam. The lump has to be examined and the can see if the itching and numbness are related to the lump ...Read more

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Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Gentle massage: Sounds like muscle strain, suggest cool - warm compresses gentle massage, if skin related, moisturizing lotion will help. If persistent then see your Dr for a hands on evaluation ...Read more

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I have a small lump just under ribs on right side it gets itchy but notjing on the skin, is tender at time if bend to the right?

I have a small lump just under ribs on right side it gets itchy but notjing on the skin, is tender at time if bend to the right?

Skin growth or cyst: This could be several things. There are only a few skin growths that are painful. The most common one is an angiolipoma. Have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?

GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...Read more

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Hey why do ii feel nausea after organism and around my Virginia has been itchy too : (sometimes I have pain under my left rib... What could be the pro

Hey why do ii feel nausea after organism and around my Virginia has been itchy too : (sometimes I have pain under my left rib... What could be the pro

Gynecologist: Perivaginal itching is often due to a yeast infection. Nausea following an orgasm is an unusual reaction unless it's accompanied by a headache which sometimes occurs during vigorous sexual intercourse. Have your gynecologist examine you for abdominal muscle pain + a possible yeast infection and if present, should be treated. Be aware that sexual partners can transmit these infections to each othe ...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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Does itchy, uncomfortable pinch on my upper right side near rib cage correlates to stomach acid problem? Especially laying with stomach down

Does itchy, uncomfortable pinch on my upper right side near rib cage correlates to stomach acid problem? Especially laying with stomach down

Stomach acid: If the pain is in the upper right abdomen, it's not likely due to stomach acid. The upper right abdomen is where your gall bladder is. Your stomach is more central in your upper abdomen, and off to the left a bit. Stomach acid tends to cause heartburn, or burning behind your breast bone. ...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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I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

Rash: Sounds like you have a rash of some sort. This isn't much information to go by, TBH. You might have an ingrown hair or plugged follicle or it might simply have been a small irritation. Simply put, if it is an inconvenience or an issue, have a doctor look at it ...Read more

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Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?

Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?

Not to worry: This sounds like what are called cherry hemangiomas. These are little gifts that you get from one or both of your parents. They are simply made up of hundreds of small blood vessels. These growths never turn bad. You will continue to get more as you get older. They are very easily treated with a laser without leaving any marks. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed, bilirubin levels at 80 something, after hospital less itchy, itching has increased and pain under right rib started what do I do?

Gall bladder removed, bilirubin levels at 80 something, after hospital less itchy, itching has increased and pain under right rib started what do I do?

Go to your surgeon: I don't know what units you mean by bilirubin of 80 but an elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery would be concerning for a biliary obstruction from a stone or bile duct injury or a bile leak. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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A rash lasting 2 months under a toddlers breast/ribs. The rash is a little rough and red. Toddler has cold every month. Does not seem itchy.?

A rash lasting 2 months under a toddlers breast/ribs. The rash is a little rough and red. Toddler has cold every month. Does not seem itchy.?

Tough to say: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer could be several things for example: Heat rash, fungal infection, atopic dermatitis, etc. S/He needs to be evaluated and have the rash physically looked at to get the most likely diagnosis so the correct treatment can follow, Best wishes. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Dry skin?: From your description, the problem appears to be what is called keratosis pilaris. Skin tags have a stem. I would suggest that you try applying a moisturizer on your body within 3 mins after bathing and perhaps another application with or without bathing 12 hrs later and see if you can see improvement after about a week. If not, consult a dermatologist. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. ...Read more

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Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!

Collateral veins: Non specific and would need an exam but could be related to central vein blockage. Bodybuilder can get them. Would follow up with md. ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night (no driving with benedryl), or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat, f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing aim in my left rib jus below my breast, both are tender and the left side underneath is itchy and the skin is tender to touch i?

Shingles?: You didn't post an age or any medical history. What you are describing could be the onset of shingles, Shingles are the resurgence of the chicken pox virus that lays dormant in sensory nerve cells and reemerges at times of stress and low immunity. If you have had the chicken pox in the past, shingles is a possibility. Pain and itching usually occur before a pox like rash occurs. ...Read more