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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Rash And Red Spots On Back Of Neck

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My daughter started to itch back of neck no lice but the red spots aare now as far down as shoulders. What could this be?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Can you feel the rash? Is it crusted? How old is your dtr? Since the rash is itching & now spreading, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. Just proper itch relief can be a blessing!

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help

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There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics.

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Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do.

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I have a rash, a lot of flat red spots that seem to meet and merge under my breasts. Spread to back and neck today. Non itchy slightly raised, what do?

I have a rash, a lot of flat red spots that seem to meet and merge under my breasts. Spread to back and neck today. Non itchy slightly raised, what do?

These may be: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. These may be several different diseases and you may need a biopsy.

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My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

Cough and rash: A cough and a rash may be associated symptoms of a viral infection. To be sure, have your child evaluated by his pediatrician to confirm.

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I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it?

I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it?

Hickey?: 19 F from Scotland: I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it? ANS: send picture or do 2nd opinion & U can show. Consider: hickey & teeth marks, very small vampire bite (Dr humor), fleas, bedbugs, allergy to metal in your new jewelry sound neck? Shingles, herpes, HIV, allergy, and many more. Better yet show to your Dr.

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Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Been taking apo-sulfatrim for four days, developed a rash on neck and weird red spots on roof of mouth, tingling all over body. What should I do?

Discontinue: Stop taking the medicine. It sounds like you may have an allergy to the medicine. If you continue taking the medicine, there is a chance that you can go into anaphylactic shock. If it is bad enough, death will soon follow. I'd call your doc and let him/her know. You may have allergy to sulfa drugs.

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Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear.

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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.

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5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?

5 yr old complains of sore tongue way in the back; has red spots in back of throat. What could be the cause?

Check hands n feet: Could be a viral illness like hand foot mouth disease or kawasakis disease. Check for a rash on the body or hands or take a picture of it to help narrow the possibilities or just take him to the pediatrician.

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My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

Sounds like a virus: Possible measles or other common viral infection. Best to have experienced pediatrician look at this for accurate assessment and diagnosis.

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Gson has dime size red spots on back of arms, face, back and belly button. I can not take him to doctor w/o father permission. He will not take him?

Gson has dime size red spots on back of arms, face, back and belly button. I can not take him to doctor w/o father permission. He will not take him?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A pediatrician or a dermatologist can examine the red spots rash to see what they might be. Rashes may be due to eczema (sensitive dry skin), medications, viral infections, allergies, autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, fungal infections (like "ringworm"), etc...

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Rash (Definition)

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