A 26-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. very itchy!

2 doctor answers
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Allergic reaction: If you are aware you are allergic to bandaid and you have had similar reaction in the past most likely exposure to the same agent caused another reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually helps but if severe, especially if you develop trouble breathing you should get seen asap.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
1
1 thank
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt suggestions: From your description, the area on the side of the neck may be an insect bite, and the total body rash part of an allergic reaction.Exam the neck area for any bite marks, stingers. I would suggest not attempting to remove the stinger. Applying Hydrocortisone and Calamine in combination with an antihistamine may provide relief. I agree that if you have any breathing problems, proceed to the ED.
Answered on Jul 16, 2016

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Contact rash: With the limited information: he is itchy and the rash is not infected or sore. He sounds otherwise normal. His rash may be a contact allergic rash. ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Did you change detergent? Are the " bumps" very small-? Do you have a pet? Sounds like fleas if not itchy and all over.
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Rash: There is no way to diagnose your eruption over the internet. You really should consider a visit to your dermatologist.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergic reaction,: benadryl could be helpful. If having difficulty breathing, go to urgent care/ER for possible severe allergic reaction.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month