Why do I have a rash on my chest and arms?

Chest rash may have many possible causes, including allergens (agents that cause allergies), infections, autoimmune disorders, or other causes such as stress.

What causes upper body rash?

Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications. One of the most common skin disorders that causes a rash is atopic dermatitis (ay-TOP-ik dur-muh-TI-tis), also known as eczema.

What autoimmune disease causes a rash on chest?

Dermatomyositis is a systemic autoimmune disease that often begins with arm and leg weakness as well as several different rashes including: a rash on the hands (Gottron’s), around the eyes (heliotrope), and/or across the back and chest (shawl rash; see images at right).

Why do I have a rash on my upper body?

– The rash is all over your body. A rash that covers the body could indicate something concerning, such as an infection or allergic reaction. – You have a fever with the rash. If this is the case, go to the emergency room. – The rash is sudden and spreads rapidly. – The rash begins to blister. – The rash is painful. – The rash is infected.

What causes rash on neck and chest?

– Viral infections such as chickenpox (shingles) and measles. Most viral rashes create a widespread itchy rash. – Scarlet fever – Hives or urticaria – Dermatomyositis that causes a red or violet rash on neck, arms, hips – Certain insects and bites from parasites. – Acne

What can cause rash on arms and legs?

Rash on arms and legs can be painful and cause a lot of discomfort. The causes for the rash can vary from environmental causes such as sunlight, allergic reactions, fungal and viral infection. The rash could be red, itchy and at times just small bumps that are not itchy.

What causes itchy rash on lower back?

Body lice

  • Scabies
  • Shingles (Herpes zoster)
  • Cellulitis