2 Potential Chest Skin Changes Causes
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1.Benign Skin Growth
Seborrheic keratosis is a condition that causes wart-like growths on the skin. The growths are benign (not-cancerous) and look like stuck-on plaques.
Resolves with treatment
- Top Symptoms:
- constant skin changes, itchy rash, rash with well-defined border, abdominal skin changes, neck skin changes
- Symptoms that always occur with benign skin growth:
- constant skin changes
- Symptoms that never occur with benign skin growth:
- cherry red lower leg bump
- Wait and watch
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2.Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on the face, it may affect vision or hearing.
An episode usually lasts 2-4 weeks.
- Top Symptoms:
- symptoms of infection, dizziness, fatigue, rash, diarrhea
- Symptoms that always occur with shingles (herpes zoster):
- grouped rash, rash
- Primary care doctor
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Chest Skin Changes
- Q.What color is the affected skin?
- Q.Has a bunion formed on your foot?
- Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
- Q.Is the rash larger than 1 cm in diameter? (Pick both if applicable)