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i have a lump on the back of my neck what is that and it itches

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst, abscess?: This is a common area for an ingrown hair or sweat gland which can get inflammed, swollen, and irritated. Rarely it could also be an infection. See ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Arthritis: It may be a form of arthritis and you may need more specific blood work. You could try aleeve or Motrin to see if this gives you releif.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
34 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds infectious: Although it is very hard to determine what a rash is without seeing it, it sounds like you are describing a viral infection. The little lumps with cle ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cyst or abscess: Apply warm compresses to it 4-6 times daily and possibly it will drain. If not, should be seen for drainage. Good luck to her.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Dry skin - showers?: The most common cause is dryness of the skin precipitated by showers. After each shower, rub lotion such as Cetaphil or Aveena on back and legs to mo ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
It : It sounds like you could be dealing with something called herpes zoster or shingles. This is a rash that can be painful and can appear like red bliste ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rowlett
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: If you have not other symptoms except at the bite, it is a local reaction...Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone cream.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Popliteal itching: Consider eczema, psoriasis food intolerance response ,or fungal/bacterial infection that cleared on its own. If recurs seek medical attention so it c ... Read More
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