Read below about chest redness, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your chest redness from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Chest Redness

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced chest redness. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Non - Specific Chest Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    chest redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific chest rash:
    chest redness
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific chest rash:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.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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  3. 3.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Rubeola (Measles)

    Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus and results in an itchy skin rash starting from the head and moves down the body. It spreads easily through the air when the infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

    18 days however death is possible

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, being severely ill, congestion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Chest Redness

  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is the red area flaky and rough to the touch?
  • Q.Do you live in the United States?

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Chest Redness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced chest redness have also experienced:

    • 5% Fatigue
    • 3% Headache
    • 3% Facial Redness
  • People who have experienced chest redness had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Day
    • 18% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced chest redness were most often matched with:

    • 80% Cellulitis
    • 20% 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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