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Red Spots on Arms/Shoulders/Back


#1

Hi,

What do You think can cause red spots on arms, shoulders, chest, back? I think it's not acne. Spots become more visible and more red after workout for example ( when i sweat a lot ). I attach photos.



#2

this could be caused from flushing in the skin, or maybe a contact dermatits caused from rubbing on the pads of machines at the gym, or perhaps a certain type of clothing that is irritating you. i have something very similar that occurs when i scratch my arm or it comes in contact with certain material,so if i was you i wouldnt be worried. that being said im not a doctor so whether or not you choose to see one is on you. it could also be caused from taking hot showers, or to hot of showers.


#3

How long have you had this? Does it happen all the time or only cycle? I think it would be worth visiting a doctor over then again I’m a bit obsessive with my health and visit a doctor over most things lol.


#4

[quote]Tsotsc wrote:
this could be caused from flushing in the skin, or maybe a contact dermatits caused from rubbing on the pads of machines at the gym, or perhaps a certain type of clothing that is irritating you. i have something very similar that occurs when i scratch my arm or it comes in contact with certain material,so if i was you i wouldnt be worried. that being said im not a doctor so whether or not you choose to see one is on you. it could also be caused from taking hot showers, or to hot of showers.[/quote]

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#5

I have sweat induced reactions when I come in contact with nickel. Like I can wear a stainless steel watch, and as long as I don’t sweat, I’m fine. If I do sweat, I end up with a rash that looks like your pictures. Sweat can be pretty reactive. Obviously this doesn’t look like a reaction to metal, and I’d be surprised if it was pads, since there aren’t many machines that have pads in that location. You could consider changing your detergent/fabric softener. Sometimes people can become allergic to a particular type, especially if it’s scented. This could explain why you’d have this kind of reaction in the t-shirt area.


#6

Hmm… Maybe should i try Cetirizine? If it is hives/utricaria Centirizine should help?


#7

I had the same thing develop on the sides of my ribcage and inside of elbows. Didn’t itch, burn, or scab so I let it go. Eventually after people looking at me like I had fucking AIDS, I went to the DermDoc. Turned out to be a form of yeast infection that came from sweating. I sweat constantly but this came out of nowhere. He prescribed some meds that I took for 2 weeks (2 pills each Sunday, don’t remember the name) and it’s gone. Also was recommended to use a cream that was basically a concentrated dandruff shampoo if it came back. Not a serious condition, it just looks fuct up! Body chemistry shit, I imagine.

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