Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up


Looking for skin, hair or nail care tips? Considering cosmetic or anti-aging procedures? Get your questions answered here!

Find more info see our Healthy Beauty Center

If your question is not related to cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, or beauty please post it on Skin Problems & Treatments Community.
Messenger bags and rashes
Jeune1 posted:
Just thought I'd share this. A few months ago I noticed a cluster of acne-like cysts at the base of my neck. I also developed a single pimple on my chest and a couple on my shoulder. These are places I've never broken out and since it was all on one side of my body I went crazy trying to figure out what it was because with the warmer temps, I wasn't going to wear a turtleneck. Then one day I looked at the strap on my messenger/laptop bag and noticed the shoulder pad is starting to tear a bit.

I also noticed the pad cover has latex in it. I'm mildly allergic to latex when it starts to decay! Basically, every time the pad touched my skin, I would break out within a few minutes. So if you're allergic to latex, take care when purchasing any sort of bag you'll carry every day.

Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Facial Control
One of the most important things in preventing lines and to nip it in the butt when they're just starting, is to be aware of what your face ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.