Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
124 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for spreading red rashes on the breasts

Answered by
Dr. Robert Galamaga


Practicing since :2002

Answered : 2638 Questions

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi,
I live in Calif, it's been in the high 90's lately. I've obtained a red rash on my back and side. It seems to be spreading around my side to my breast. It is sore. Under neath the rash it feels sore in the muscle, not sure but feels that way. it been difficult to sleep because of the soreness. I tried a Steroid cream last night and it did not seem to effect it. Can you help? I just sent you pictures of the red rash. How long does a response take?

Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for sending the question.

I reviewed the picture that you submitted. I'm concerned that you are experiencing a shingles outbreak. This is actually caused by a virus. It can cause a significant degree of pain and discomfort. It is extremely important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. you may benefit from starting an antiviral medication which may help to slowly reverse the symptoms over time.

Please go to your local urgent care center or emergency room where you might obtain a prescription to treat what appears to be a shingles outbreak.

Thank you again for sending your question.


Dr. Galamaga
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Antiviral medication

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor, May I asked how Long does it take for a Herpes lension to go away after a patient took the Oral anti viral medication with cream. How to...

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX , My friend has something that looks like blisters but they are not she can't even touch anything because it really hurts, can you...

doctor1 MD

I've had this itchy painful rash this week is three_four weeks. I've tried everything from oat meal baths, antifungal cream. nothing helps. I take...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I had a dog bite me right below my lower lip and the dogs tooth went all the way through my mouth. The doctor did not suture it, and I clean...

doctor1 MD

Hi, About 3-4 days ago i had a tiny rash in the middle of my back towards the right. At the time it wasn t painful but now it is very sore and...

doctor1 MD

i was diagnosed with hepatitis b a month ago and was giving some drugs like liv 52,reducydyne and lamivir 150g containing 60 tablets which i have...

doctor1 MD

i am suffering from mouth ulcer for more than 10 yrs.there are more than 15 ulcer spots in my mouth. I have talked to several doctors about the...