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2 Potential Chest Itch Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Chest

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    chest redness, chest itch, scabbed area of the chest
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the chest:
    chest redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lump below the skin on the chest, skin-colored chest bump, small chest lump, non-growing chest lump, painful chest wall lump
    Symptoms that always occur with dermatofibroma:
    lump below the skin on the chest
    Symptoms that never occur with dermatofibroma:
    nipple discharge
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Chest Itch

  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?

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Chest Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced chest itch have also experienced:

    • 8% Back Itch
    • 3% Cough
    • 3% Chest Redness
  • People who have experienced chest itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 27% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced chest itch were most often matched with:

    • 26% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Chest
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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