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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
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Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
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Eczema or contact: This can be either eczema or contact dermatitis. Do you color your hair? See a dermatologist or allergist. You may need to have a patch test to rule out contact allergies. Any itchy rashes any where else can indicate eczema. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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I small bumps at my back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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I small bumps at my  back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

Folliculitis: You may have a low grade infection of your hair follicles duebto your sweating. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your rash until you can get an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

Acne keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a scarring form of chronic folliculitis that manifests as follicular-based papules and pustules, which eventuates in keloidlike lesions. The lesions are most pronounced on the occipital scalp and the posterior part of the neck. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Douglas Friederich
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?

Dr. Douglas Friederich
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?

Lump bump: if is truly mobile and not very tender it might be a lymph node which simply needs to be watched for a few weeks. If however it is soft and gooey and painful and makes you want to squeeze it (don't) it might be a cyst or even an abscess . This would require a different approach. You be the judge. Maybe virtual consult will solve this or even an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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"i have 2 bumps on the back of my neck by my hairline what could that be? Should i be worried?" they are far apart and not extremely sensitive. Very mild pain.

Dr. Michael Wolfe
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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This : This is a very common area of enlarged lymph nodes. They are like guard posts that the body used to remove impurities from the blood. The most common cause of enlargement is inflammation or infection. In this area they are likely enlarged due to something on the scalp (any type of skin inflammation). Iti s common for people to get enlarged nodes in the neck with dental or throat infections. These lumps should decrease in size over time as the inflammation goes away. If they continue to grow they show be evaluated. Another cause of lumps could be sebaceous cysts and othe skin conditions. If they worsen or do not resolve within 7-10 days, they should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
29 years in practice
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There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.

Dr. Howard Schneider
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.

An ingrown hair: Causing an infection is a real good possibility. This is easily treated by a dermatologist. If that is not the problem they will be able to give you a more accurate diagnose once they examine you. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Few weeks ago I got sore swollen bumps on the back of my neck around my hairline. Soreness is now mostly gone but bumps are now scabby/itchy. Cause?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Few weeks ago I got sore swollen bumps on the back of my neck around my hairline. Soreness is now mostly gone but bumps are now scabby/itchy. Cause?

Folliculits: an inflammation with possible infection of hair follicles. This requires medical examination and both oral and topical antibiotic therapy. Without a photo, I strongly recommend immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Today a few read blister pimple like bumps formed in my hairline on back of neck. They itch every few minutes. Applied antibiotic ung to them. Ideas?

Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Hair follicle: Infection or inflammation ? Continue the antibiotic cream. If there's no improvement, see your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all Im 18 scared?

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all Im 18 scared?

Hives are generally: itchy, but may not be any longer, if you're taking an antihistamine. However, this rash may not be hives; it is difficulty knowing without seeing it. The lump at the back of your neck is most likely a lymph node and likely not cancer....however, you really should see your doctor to check both of these issues to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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