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I have a rash on the back of my neck thats been there for about 9 months folllowed by swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. What could this be?

I have a rash on the back of my neck thats been there for about 9 months folllowed by swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes: Swollen lymph nodes often times go along with chronic inflammation. The rash could be opening small pores in the skin allowing bacteria to invade keeping the lymph nodes inflamed. I would have your doctor take a look at the rash to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?

7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?

Hard to say: If the rash is moving from a local to a general distribution it is unlikely a simple contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Generalized rashes can be secondary to an infection (virus or bacteria) a food reaction or bug bites. Without examining the rash it is hard to speculate on a cause or specific treatment. If it itches, Benadryl can be given for comfort. ...Read more

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Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more

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Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Difficult: Hard to answer without more details and seeing the area....In general dry and or sensitive skin can cause red patches on the neck. When the occur, see a dermatologist for evaluation and in the meantime you may try a Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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My baby has small bumps like rashes at the back of her neck she is 10 mnths old?nurse said no need of booking appoinmnt it is just rash due to teethin

My baby has small bumps like rashes at the back of her neck she is 10 mnths old?nurse said no need of booking appoinmnt it is just rash due to teethin

Not really: The chances are that your baby has miliaria (prickly heat). It would be best to have your physician examine the baby and give you something to apply to the skin. ...Read more

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Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else .I have had similar rashes.. ?

Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else .I have had similar rashes.. ?

Skeeter Syndrome: The skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, and is characterized by inflammatory processes and fever. The condition develops because of allergenic polypeptides present in the saliva of the mosquito and hence, is not infectious. ...Read more

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I have sub centimeter lymph nodes and rashes on front and back of my neck. cunnilingus on stripper vagina for 1 min, 4 weeks ago, in canada. Not sure of oral health then. Freaking out hiv. Is it ARS?

I have sub centimeter lymph nodes and rashes on front and back of my neck. cunnilingus on stripper vagina for 1 min, 4 weeks ago,  in canada. Not sure of oral health then. Freaking out hiv. Is it ARS?

About Canadians: Keep calm. Cunnilingus with a Canadian isn't the type of carnal activity that causes HIV infections. Cervical centimeter or sub-centimeter lymph nodes have many, many causes, such as common throat conditions. One's regular doctor can check things out. One's dentist can do a twice-a-year dental cleaning. If continued concerns, no more cunnilingus. ...Read more

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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections. It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short. As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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Rash on the back of the neck, any concern about being contagious?

Rash on the back of the neck, any concern about being contagious?

See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of rash as well as the best treatment. ...Read more

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Rash started on the back of the neck but has now turned into blisters that won't go away. Consulted doctor took medication still didn't go away help?

Rash started on the back of the neck but has now turned into blisters that won't go away. Consulted doctor took  medication still didn't go away help?

Reevaluation needed: You should come back to see your doctor for re-evaluation and ask for more questions. When the initial impression and treatment do not help, your doctor can step up, try different treatment plans or refer you to a specialist. Skin rashes needed to be seen to be properly diagnosed and treated. Your local doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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I have a cyst type eruption in the back of my neck?

I have a cyst type eruption in the back of my neck?

See a dermatologist: Acne and sebaceous cysts occur on the back of the neck. Get checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the back of my neck where i sweat. What could this be?

I have a rash on the back of my neck where i sweat. What could this be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a blistered rash on the back of my neck and feel rundown and weak?

Shingles is possible: you must be checked, cultured and treated for a possible shingles outbreak. ...Read more

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What is causing a rash at the hairline at the back of my daughters neck?

What is causing a rash at the hairline at the back of my  daughters neck?

How old: A rash on the hairline can be from different causes, did she apply any new products on her hair? Or hair dye? It may be an allergic reaction but it can also be a form of eczema, see the doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on the back of my head close to the neck area come and go for years what can this be?

I have had a rash on the back of my head close to the neck area come and go for years what can this be?

Many causes possible: This can be caused by many potential causes, including seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, fungal infection, psoriasis and many other potential causes. A dermatologist will be able to thoroughly evaluate potential causes by taking a careful history and performing necessary physical examination and maybe performing some test(s). What is even more, he/she will help you alleviate/clear it. ...Read more

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I have a rash that appeared 2 days ago and slowly has maked its was from the back of my neck down my shpulders on my srms and my stomch and more...

I have a rash that appeared 2 days ago and slowly has maked its was from the back of my neck down my shpulders on my srms and my stomch and more...

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can write to us again with the URL listed and we will be able to your photo online. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I had rash both back of a my forharms and neck it was etchy turned red and pinkish and then got dried and peeled of there white patches they g away ?

 I had rash  both back of a my forharms and neck it was etchy turned red and pinkish and then got dried and peeled of there white patches they g away ?

Yes but slowly: The way you describe your rash strongly suggests that you had shingles (Herpes Zoster). It is now in the stage of healing. As long as there is no pain associated with it, then give it some time to heal. Skin discoloration can stay for a long time. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more