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Bumpy Rash On Neck And Chest
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I went hottubbing a few days ago and now I have this hideous red bumpy rash on my neck back and chest and it keeps getting worse, what could it be?
Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Most cases of hot tub folliculitis resolve on their own and don't require specific treatment.
Oral antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin are only needed in widespread or resistant cases. ...Read more
Many factors: Try to see what has changed - anew shirt, clothing that touches the neck area, new detergents, not rinsing off the laundry detergent properly, etc. If persists then seek help of a physician who can help control symptoms while a work up is started. ...Read more
Something else: Acne is not common on the neck and generally does not come on suddenly. If it itches, it may be a contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy, but if it is painful, then consider an infectious cause like folliculitis. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest
I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?
Allergy: The variety of symptoms that you are describing sounds like a viral infection. The middle ear fluid should cause a hearing loss. Sores in the nose for a month and a half have no relation to middle ear fluid. A rash on the neck, face, and chest along with the middle ear fluid sounds like a viral infection or most likely an allergic problem. See you primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
On 100mg of Levothyroxine. Now confirming it is causing rash on neck/breast/chest and scalp itch. Cant see my doc until 2 mths. Why is this? No allerg
Drug allergy: Levothyroxine is the generic name of a type of thyroid hormone, which several different companies make. It is possible that you are allergic to one of the nonactive ingredients (filler/coloring) in one maker's pill, but not another, especially if you took this medicine in past without difficulty. Ask your pharmacy if generic maker was changed recently. Rarely, u could be allergic to levothyroxine ...Read more
I've had a sore throat, faint itchy rash on neck/chest and bloodshot eyes for 4 days. Temp in 99 range and tired. Should I see a doctor or just a viru?
After 7-10 days: It looks like you have a cold but if this lasts more than 10 days or is getting worse, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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I have this red scale-y rash on neck and chest. Also have nausea, diarrhea, the shakes and joint pain?
Need to be seen: You need to see a doctor, it may all be a viral illness, but you need to be examined for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Rash on neck: Condition involving texture or color of outermost layer of tissue covering the neck. ...Read more
Rash: Rashes are like baskins robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. You really need to see a doctor for a rash since the only way to get an effective evaluation and treatment is for a doctor to see the rash in-person. ...Read more
My little joy is 5weeks old and has some rash on neck folds. Not extreme yet but I can see its xpanding. Is aqeous cream proper 2use? If not wat will
Maybe allergic: The timing is obviously consistent with an allergic drug rash. However, stopping azitrhomcyin might not do much good. Azithromycin is very long acting and will be in your system another week to 10 days, even if you stop taking it now. So finishing treatment might not make any difference. Contact your doctor and follow her or his advice. ...Read more
Went to SC for a few days. On last day noticed a rash and very itchy. Been 2 days, still itchy/rash on neck. What is it&what to do? Tried bendryl&cream
Need eval to: Identify. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing is necessary. ...Read more
When you are ill:
It sure sounds like you are ill. You have a series of symptoms that do not fit one pattern. Based upon the variety of your symptoms I believe you need to be seen by your family physician soon.
However, if the neck stiffness worsens or if you have a fever you need to be seen urgently. ...Read more
Lymph nodes?: The lumps you describe sound like swollen lymph nodes (or glands). They could be a response to the rash. Sometimes a rash can indicate an infection, one of the common reasons for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more
My 18 months old has developed a fever 38.2C, is drooling a lot, vomits snot like liquid, has a small prickly rash on neck and his eczema has exploded?
Go to ER/Dr: Right now. This assortment of symptoms is very concerning to me. ...Read more
Please help im pregnant and have ichy scalp and bad rash on neck and back of neck how can I get rid of this?
See a provider: I think its important to see a dermatologist if the rash is spreading and not going away. There are several things that this could be but most likely per description it sounds like contact dermatitis. I would stop wearing all perfumes and scented lotions. You may try topical Hydrocortisone over the counter, but please see your pcp or a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Rash on neck area after doxycycline use. Dr says maculopapular drug eruption. How is it treated & how long for it to go away after drug discontinued?
Rash: I believe the rash should go away 7-10 days after drug discontinued. ...Read more
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
Sinus problem +?: The stuffy nose, pressure in head and ears, and coughing sound like a sinus and/or middle ear infection. The other possibility is environmental allergies to something unr sensitive to. The rash on the neck? Not usually part of above possibilities. May be a separate problem, possibly even a skin allergy to a contactant. If throat is sore or fever, worrisome. See you pcp. ...Read more
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