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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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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My 2 year old daughter has a rash or scratchs on the back of her neck roughlly where the tag on clothes would meet. Wondering about possible causes?

My 2 year old daughter has a rash or scratchs on the back of her neck roughlly where the tag on clothes would meet. Wondering about possible causes?

Rash: Mostly it is the friction from the tags if they are rough. Also sometimes she could be allergic to the tag material. Very difficult to tell exactly without examining the child. ...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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Really itchy on the inside part of calves that then causes a rash. Also on the side/back of neck. May be related - dryness around lips. In Costa Rica.

Really itchy on the inside part of calves that then causes a rash. Also on the side/back of neck. May be related - dryness around lips. In Costa Rica.

Itchy legs: For itchy areas you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or lotion. It is available over the counter. For the other areas that are not itchy, use eucerin lotion or cream. The skin will get itchy when it is dry. Moisturizing the skin will stop the itching. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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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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My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?

My son has this red rash around his eyes, nose, mouth, neck and under his arms back of his knees what can cause that?

Many causes: The most common rash that can affect these areas is eczema or atopic dermatitis. Use only unscented and sensitive skin soaps, moisturizers, laundry detergents, and sunscreens only. This rash is usually managed by topical steroids and other medications such as elidel (pimecrolimus). Other rashes are possible too. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...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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Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)

Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)

Rash: Your rash may or may not be related to food allergies and the foods you mentioned, especially cucumbers, are rarely associated with this type of rash. I think you need to have your rash examined to determine what it is. ...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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What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

Not tumor: In addition to dr. Zapanta's explanations, would comment that tumors are hard, not soft (lymphoma typically ruber-hard, carcinoma just hard). Inflammation secondary to infection may be the most common cause if its tender... ...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 a red rash on the back of my neck that is very noticeable now that I’ve just had my haircut?

I have a red rash on the back of my neck that is very noticeable now that I’ve just had my haircut?

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

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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

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My girlfriend has aa rash on the back of her neck by her hair line. What could it be?

My girlfriend has aa rash on the back of her neck by her hair line. What could it be?

Unsure: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Hello Dr my 9yr old son has a rash on the back of his neck and chest. What could this be?

Hello Dr my 9yr old son has a rash on the back of his neck and chest. What could this be?

Rash: There are many causes for rashes. In children, most are not harmful. A doctor would need to see the rash to identify its cause and treatment. However, in general, rashes that itch would respond to an antihistamine (benedryl). A rash that is not changing can be watched to see if it would resolve on its own. And the opposite, rash that is getting worse should be seen within days by the doc. ...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