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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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 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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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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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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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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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 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

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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What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

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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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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more