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Doctor insights on: Bumpy Itchy Rash Appears This Time Of Year On Neck

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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

Reaction?: If you have a new medication, vitamin or skin/laundry product, you could be causing this type of rash. Try to eliminate dyes and perfumes used in products on the skin, in the shower and laundry. If rash continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 6 year old present with an itchy rash and fever. Yesterday complained about a sore throat.?

My 6 year old present with an itchy rash and fever. Yesterday complained about a sore throat.?

Viral infection: This sounds like a common viral infection. The sore throat was the key - since that's where the infection most likely took hold. I would show this to a doctor ASAP-so they can try to figure out 'what' is causing the infection and therefore direct treatment. Hopefully your child is updated on all their shots, as unfortunately there's a resurgence in diseases that should have gone away (ie. measles) ...Read more

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Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?

Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?

Itchy rash: While itchy rashes can be from allergies, muscle aches, sore throat and pain are not commonly seen with allergies. Since diagnosing rashes is challenging without a picture, if a person takes a photo to show their doctor, it can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat can occur with a rash, but some viruses also cause rashes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

It may be many: Different things. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I got an itchy rash on my neck folds, wrists and a little on my face, what could it be?

I got an itchy rash on my neck folds, wrists and a little on my face, what could it be?

Unsure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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My son has a itchy rash all around his neck on his shoulders and arms what could it be?

My son has a itchy rash all around his neck on his shoulders and arms what could it be?

More info.: A description of the rash would help pinpoint the cause.
I do not want to speculate about the different possibilities. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry. What to do for it?

Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry. What to do for it?

Try HC cream: Without seeing the rash it's hard to tell what caused it, but it's likely an allergic or irritant reaction. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the rash; impossible to answer with this little information. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

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 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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What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Doctor visit: Unfortunately the next step is not via computer, but to have a doctor actually view your skin. By seeing the lesions and pressing upon the skin the doctor (like myself in the emergency department) can get the context of the rash. Your description is good, so remember to tell the doctor about your symptoms just as you have written.
Good luck to you. .. Feel better. .. ...Read more

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I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look

I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look

Could be an insect: Bite rash. Try to video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. Also it would help to take a few pictures of this lump and attache. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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I have this red burning, itchy rash on my neck that hasn't gone away in a few months. What could be causing this?

I have this red burning, itchy rash on my neck that hasn't gone away in a few months. What could be causing this?

Rashes: Rashes can not be diagnosed over the computer, so it is truly best to have the area looked at by a health care provider to be properly diagnosed, . best wishes, ...Read more

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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

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I've recently broke out in a pimply flesh coloured itchy rash on my forearms back neck thighs and tummy so you have any idea what it could be? Thankyo

I've recently broke out in a pimply flesh coloured itchy rash on my forearms back neck thighs and tummy so you have any idea what it could be? Thankyo

Guess is not best.: There really isn't a good way to identify this based on the scant information provided. Consider medical evaluation for accurate assessment. ...Read more

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I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

Itchy Rash: Red, raised and very itchy like mosquito bites could be hives. Start small and then coalesce to larger patches. Topical anti itch creams can be applied plus oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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I've had a cold and I put some Vicks on my neck and I have a big red itchy rash there what is going on and how do I treat it?

I've had a cold and I put some Vicks on my neck and I have a big red itchy rash there what is going on and how do I treat it?

Rash with vicks: Presumably you have an allergy to a component of vicks and should just not use it any more. ...Read more

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I have an intensely itchy rash to one side of my face that is spreading quickly to my jawline and neck. It's happened before but I can't figure it out

Hives?: If the rash is spreading rapdily within hours, it is possibly hives, see an allergist, especially if it happened before. If the rash is spreading over days, it could be a contact allergy and I have seen such rashes as a reaction to plastic cellphone cases, if you hold the phone against your cheek. An allergist can help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Help please I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck. What is going on?

Help please I woke up to an itchy rash on chest, arms and neck. What is going on?

Allergy: Could be allergic or a contact like poison ivy. Don't scratch it that may lead to infection. Think if you put on anything, ate anything or contacted any allergen. Gardening?
Steroid anti itch cream is a start if continues see a dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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