What other symptoms might occur with chest rash?

Chest rash may be accompanied by other symptoms, depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Certain conditions that cause chest rash may also involve other body systems.

Related localized symptoms that may occur along with chest rash

Chest rash may be accompanied by other localized symptoms including:

  • Itchiness
  • Pus or discharge
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
  • Tenderness or pain

Other symptoms that may occur along with chest rash

Chest rash may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Cough
  • Fever and chills
  • Joint stiffness and pain
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, chest rash may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be evaluated immediately in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have chest rash along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
  • Fever and chills
  • Purple rash
  • Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or inability to breathe, labored breathing, wheezing, or choking
  • Sudden swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • Tightness or constriction in the throat
  • Worsening of symptoms despite treatment
INTRODUCTION

What is chest rash?

Rash is a symptom that causes the affected area of skin to turn red and blotchy, and to swell. A rash may cause spots that are bumpy, scaly, flaky, or filled with pus. Rashes can vary in location, pattern and extent and may occur in any area of the body. A chest rash can have a variety of causes, and it may indicate something occurring around the chest itself or suggest a systemic (body-wide) c... Read more about chest rashintroduction

CAUSES

What causes chest rash?

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

Allergic or inflammatory causes of chest rash

Chest rash may be caused by contact dermatitis. Common triggers include:

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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 1, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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