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    Suggest treatment for persistent rash on the chest

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Noticed this weird rash on my chest. Not sure what it is from? See pictures attached.

Male 33 years old
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and need to ask you few questions:
What is the duration of the rash?
Are you having itching, burning or any other complaints on the affected areas?
Are you having dandruff?
Do you stay in hot humid environment?
Is similar rash present on other sites of the body?
Do you have any other ailments or are you taking any medicines?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 22 minutes later
Hi. I have attached a updated picture. I just noticed this last evening. It's not really too itchy. I am not itching it. Maybe a little sensitive that's all. They seem like little raised areas. I take no medications.

I know when I was younger I would get periods of whole body intense itching when first starting exercising or going from cold to hot and I would get a similar rash on my chest but the itchy would be everywhere super intense for about 20 mins. Think it was maybe chronic urtica. I have not noticed a rash like this for years though. The only health issue I have been having lately is random body pins and needles and itchiness. (hands feet torso) this has been undiagnosed since they started (6 months). all my tests have been normal. (emg, blood tests, mri). I though maybe it could have been from shaving my chest a couple days ago. but I shave that area often.
I don't know it it's something different or related to my current health issue I mentioned above, or just irritation from shaving or what .

does it look like hives? Any ideas ?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be related to shaving most likely

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the newly uploaded picture.
It seems to be related to shaving most likely.
It doesn't look related to the current problem but keep it under observation.
Meanwhile you can apply cortisone cream on the affected area twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet certain 10 mg once daily for 5-7 days.
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