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Red bumps on chest (really freaking me out, please help)

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  • Posted By: heygaston2
  • January 29, 2009
  • 08:54 PM

Last Friday I noticed a few bumps on my chest. When I looked closer, they were all over my chest, colored a pinkish red and the largest ones were no longer than a dime. They didn't itch and weren't sensitive and I just passed it off as a heat rash or something (I live in Florida!). By Sunday they had progressed to a few under my armpits and along my back. Now they have reached up my neck and down my arms, though those are relatively small.

They still don't itch and only a few of them have flaky dry skin on top (maybe four out of over thirty).

Also, I did have a case of ringworm two or three weeks ago, but I treated that and none of these bumps have the look of ringworm.

I'm really confused and it's been almost a week now. Please, someone help me!

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  • If it's one sided, it could be shingles but you really should see a doctor.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 00:47 AM
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  • If it's one sided, it could be shingles but you really should see a doctor.Not sure what you meant by one sided, by I looked at shingles (again) and the bumps don't resemble it and there is no pain. Thanks though.
    heygaston2 2 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 01:45 AM
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  • I just thought of something, could this be somehow related to my period? It started around the same time and now that it's over, they seem to be maybe going away. Not sure, but they are lighter and less protruding.
    heygaston2 2 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 01:49 AM
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  • Sounds like a self-limited viral exanthem.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 02:17 PM
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