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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes small rashes on the chest and back?

Hi, I have a small rash breaking out in a couple of spots on the left side of my chest and side/back. For the last 24 to 36 hours that same area (left side of my chest/torso) has had a tightness feeling to it. I ve not had an issue breathing but do wake up a few times each night because of discomfort in these areas and have to move around. The rash is warm to the touch and slightly sensitive.
Wed, 1 Feb 2017
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small rashes may indicate many diseases from simple to severe. But if it is hot and also if you have pain , also if this rashes are on one side only it could be herpes zoster and you should be seen by a dermatologist soon.
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